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Bluebird, RezPower Integrate Rental Software Products

Bluebird Auto Rental Systems and RezPower, a division of ACE Rent A Car Reservations, have announced the integration of their software products: RentWorks and RezPower.

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Enterprise Helps with Refurbished Vehicle Program

As a partner of Progressive Insurance’s annual Keys to Progress program for military veterans and their families, Enterprise Rent-A-Car will provide automobile insurance for each donated vehicle for the first six months. More than 100 veterans will receive a refurbished vehicle.

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FSNA Discusses Marketing Initiatives with U-Save Franchisees

Franchise Services of America (FSNA) announced the roll-out of its 2015 marketing strategy and a renewed focus on franchise sales, following a series of regional meetings with U-Save franchisees.

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Alternative-Fuel Station to Open at Chicago Airport

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) has contracted Clean Energy Fuels to build a travel center offering compressed natural gas, biodiesel, and charging stations for battery-electric vehicles near O’Hare International Airport.

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October Airport Rental Rates Continue Downward Trend

In October’s 50-city survey, rate quotes for the top 50 airports were down 2.2% from a year ago, the fourth consecutive month with a drop from last year. Fort Myers’ Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) had the highest average quote in October at $68.93.

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Spare Shield Protects Spare Tires

Exhibiting at next week’s Auto Rental Summit, Spare Shield offers technology to protect a vehicle’s spare tire and rim.

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Enterprise Car Sales Offers Package for Military, Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, Enterprise Car Sales is offering a special 24-month/24,000-mile powertrain limited warranty on each vehicle purchased by an active U.S. military member or U.S. veteran this month.

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Renters Use Crowdfunding to Finance Rental Cars

Donald Inc. features a new crowdfunding platform where people can pledge money for a car they want to rent in the future.

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Two Hertz Airport Locations Install Solar Power

Working with Panasonic Enterprise Solutions, solar power installations have been completed at Hertz Rent-a-Car facilities at Denver and St. Louis Airports. Solar power will be installed soon at Newark Liberty International Airport and John F. Kennedy Airport.

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Enterprise Renews Contract with Sabre

Enterprise Holdings and Sabre Corp., a technology provider to the travel industry, have renewed a multi-year agreement to sell inventory in the Sabre global distribution system.

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Premieres and Trends at the LA Auto Show

The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show featured less green-speak and more driving excitement aimed at younger buyers. Get ready for more compact crossovers, as Mazda, Honda, Fiat, Volkswagen and Scion launch brand-new models next year.

Hertz’s Earnings News: Rapid Reaction

Hertz will be on an accelerated buying and selling schedule in the next six months. How might that affect the market?

Assessing the Plusses and Minuses of Today’s Market

The 2014 Auto Rental Summit was a great place to assess the state of the car rental market, both the good and the bad.

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