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How Can a Drop in Car Rental Revenues Be a Good Thing?

As we close out 2009, here’s a quick hit of issues that are driving those revenue numbers, along with questions that need answers. READ MORE

In honor of Thanksgiving, pre-printed rental agreements and one classic, funny movie.

It's hard to know what a customer has been through before he gets to the counter. READ MORE

Does the 2009 Rental Car Satisfaction Study Provide Faulty Analysis?

The qualitative analysis J.D. Power provides for its 2009 Rental Car Satisfaction Study is stirring up controversy. What do you think? READ MORE

The Promise of the Nissan Leaf – and a Test Drive

Carlos Ghosn says Nissan will have enough capacity to produce 500,000 pure electric vehicles in less than three years. Will the metrics work? READ MORE

An Entrepreneur’s Story

The struggles of one independent operator highlight what is right about the car rental industry. READ MORE

Jim Cramer Gets It Wrong Again

Cramer blesses Hertz and damns other car rental stocks for the wrong reasons. READ MORE

Empty Dealer Lots Disrupt Fleet Purchasing

Inventories at all-time lows make this a good time for small fleets to plan ahead and factory order. READ MORE

Hertz Bankruptcy! Do I Have Your Attention?

Hertz is suing a research firm that lists it as one 20 companies with the highest probability of declaring bankruptcy. Who made the claim, on what basis and how is the market reacting? READ MORE

Ben and Jackie Lee of GM's Project Driveway, testers of General Motor's Chevy Equinox hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle.

What’s it Like to Drive a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle?

Burbank, Calif. resident Ben Lee shares his firsthand experience in a Chevrolet Equinox hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle as part of General Motor’s Project Driveway. READ MORE

Did “Cash for Clunkers” Fulfill Its Objectives?

Bob Barton, president of the American Car Rental Association, provides a post-mortem analysis of “Cash for Clunkers” on the Auto Focus blog. READ MORE

Worst Clean Up Jobs of a Rental Car

You wouldn’t believe what people do to (and in) rental cars. Or maybe you would. READ MORE

What Price Safety?

The Enterprise Rent A Car decision to buy Impalas without standard side-impact airbags brings up many questions about disclosure in the process of buying and selling cars with deleted safety items. READ MORE

Tax Outrage in Rhode Island

If your car is damaged and another party is at fault, can you imagine getting taxed on the repair reimbursement? READ MORE

Is Cash for Clunkers Really "Cash Out of the Economy?"

Bob Barton, the president of the American Car Rental Association (ACRA) asks why vehicles built overseas qualify for the Cash for Clunkers program. READ MORE

Why Did Enterprise Change Its Name?

On August 3, the Taylor family announced it had changed the name of its corporate parent company to Enterprise Holdings. Is this a move to position itself to go public? Enterprise responds. READ MORE

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