Bluebird Auto Rental Systems Goes Green with Solar Energy

Bluebird Technologies, a subsidiary of Bluebird Auto Rental Systems, installs of a new solar electric system at its headquarters.

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UK Carrentals.com Works the Social Media

Price aggregator starts online competition to find the best video clip about cars.

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Small Fleet Management is not an Afterthought

With so much room for improvement, small fleets can achieve greater savings with better fleet management a lot quicker and easier than their large fleet cousins.

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Dollar Thrifty Expects Strong Q2

The car rental company expects second quarter improvements on guidance, though it is lowering revenue guidance, along with fleet costs, for full year 2010. Avis Budget bid likely before Aug. 18, analysts say.

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Miami Airport Opens New Car Rental Facility

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held July 12 at the 3.4-million square foot facility, which accommodates 16 car rental companies and 6,500 vehicles.

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Fee Hike to Fund Consolidated Airport Project in Hawaii

One tourism executive questions whether Honolulu needs a new $229 million rental facility. Another $190.5 million project is planned for Kahului Airport, and smaller facilities are planned for Lihue and Hilo.

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Hertz Completes European Refinancing Objectives Ahead of Schedule

The car rental company closed an offering of €400 million in senior notes and completed a €220 million revolving credit facility. It also plans to close a €400 million asset-backed securitization facility tomorrow.

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Nissan Unveils 2011 Vehicle Lineup

The automaker’s all-new pure electric LEAF and motosports-inspired JUKE lead the lineup and will be introduced later this year.

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Chrysler Begins Establishing Fiat Dealer Network

Chrysler Group expects to select dealers in about 125 markets identified for growth potential in the small-car segment. Fiat dealers will be located in approximately 41 states.

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Discount Car and Truck Rentals Offers eConcierge Program

eConcierge will create a personalized Web site for Discount customers, who make online reservations, based upon their trip itinerary. The eConcierge platform, which is available online or as a simple desktop shortcut, provides essential destination information, virtual tours, driving and weather reports.

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