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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

Dollar Thrifty’s Scott Thompson Talks Refranchising, Remarketing and Recovery

News flash: Dollar Thrifty is refranchising some corporate stores. In an exclusive interview, Scott Thompson and Jeff Cerefice of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group talk about the refranchising initiative and other burning issues: debt restructuring, fleet financing, car sales and 45,000-mile rentals. READ MORE

Ford Transit Connect Gets Fleet Action in Beverly Hills

The 2010 Ford Transit Connect light-duty utility van is ready to deliver the goods. (Photos and videos included.) READ MORE

How Will New CAFE Standards Affect Fleets?

Getting to 35.5 mpg combined corporate average fuel economy will cost money, power and space. But how much? READ MORE

Embracing the 60,000 Mile Rental Car

There are signs of a philosophy shift toward higher-mileage rental cars. Are you ready? READ MORE

Smart Car Impressions - Mine and Theirs

Whether you love it or hate it or you could frankly care less, the smart fortwo turns heads. Can that image be exploited in fleet? READ MORE

Actual Car Quality versus Perceived Quality

Perception is reality. This statement is none truer than when it comes to attitudes about cars. READ MORE

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.


Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

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Chris Brown

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Chris is the executive editor of Business Fleet Magazine and Auto Rental News. He covers all aspects of the fleet world.

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