DTG Acquires Hartford Franchisee Operation

TULSA, Okla. -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group has acquired the Thrifty Car Rental franchise operation in Hartford, Conn.

The acquisition, effective Nov. 1, includes the Thrifty location at Bradley International Airport. The purchase reflects DTG's corporate growth strategy of acquiring franchisees in key U.S. markets.

With DTG's acquisitions and the opening of greenfield locations, the company has added 13,500 vehicles on an annualized basis to the company's U.S. rental fleet in 2003. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

"We are very pleased to add the Hartford Thrifty location to our network of corporate locations in the northeast United States," said Jay Foley, senior executive vice president of corporate operations. "After acquiring the Thrifty rights to operate both Boston and Manchester, New Hampshire, within the last year, Hartford is a welcome addition in our objective to canvas New England with a network of corporately operated stores."

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Max. 10000 characters)  
Please leave blank:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

 
 

Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

Another Ridiculous “Used Fleet Vehicle” Scandal

While media reports concentrate on the sting and the “outrage,” where’s the empirical evidence that fleet vehicles are less mechanically sound than vehicles sold from private owners?

Will IoT Herald a New Era in Fleet Efficiency?

With the ELD rule finally in effect, small fleet operators need to hunt for new efficiencies. In transportation logistics, Internet of Things (IoT) systems could have similar lasting impacts as telematics.

Will Cars Become Transportation Appliances?

The cars are still the stars, but this year’s L.A. Auto Show revealed an auto industry at a crossroads.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.

>