Maximizing Utilization as a Cost-Containment Strategy

One consequence to reduced (or non-existent) capital purchase budgets is that public sector fleets have had to extend vehicle and equipment lifecycles. Across the country, government fleets have extended lifecycles for all vehicle classes. However, achieving true cost savings involves more than just putting off expenditures in the hope your organization's fiscal situation will improve in the future; it requires eliminating costs.

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Chrysler Announces Pricing for 2011 Chrysler 200, Town & Country

Pricing for the 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan starts at $19,995, while the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country starts at $30,995.

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Sharon Faulkner Appointed Executive Director of ACRA

Faulkner brings more than 35 years of experience in car rental, as a corporate area manager, franchisee, independent RAC owner and legislative advocate.

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Avis Budget Reports Q3 Revenue and Earnings Gains

Revenue totaled $1.5 billion, an increase of 3 percent year-over-year, while net income gained 58 percent.

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Lower Fleet Costs Ahead?

Favorable deals with the OEMs, a mix of vehicles with higher residual values and higher-return remarketing channels all bode well for continued lower fleet costs, says equity research firm MKM Partners.

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Avis Budget Named Preferred Marketing Partner by American Airlines

The new agreement provides Avis Budget with an exclusive opportunity to promote its Avis Rent A Car and Budget Rent A Car brands with the more than 105 million business and leisure travelers that fly with American Airlines and American Eagle Airlines each year.

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Black Book: Market Continues Stable Value Trend

Ricky Beggs of Black Book provides an in-depth analysis of the wholesale market for the quarter and year to date.

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American Airlines Threatens To Pull Listings From Orbitz

American wants to "force agencies to connect directly to [American's] system to access content as opposed to using global distribution systems," or GDSs, Orbitz President and Chief Executive Barney Harford told the Wall Street Journal.

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Stay at Hard Rock Hotel, Get a Free Hybrid Rental

The Hard Rock San Diego hotel and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are offering customers a free one-day hybrid car rental through the “I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas” package.

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Running a Rental Business Without Owning a Fleet

Welcome to peer-to-peer renting, the new neighborhood car rental.

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