- Enterprise, also owns Alamo and National Car Rental
- Hertz, also maintains its budget brand Advantage
- Avis Budget Group which makes up of Avis and Budget car rental
- Dollar Thrifty which splits into two brands Dollar and Thrifty
In order to catch the top spot of car rental market in America with Enterprise, Hertz is trying to acquire Dollar Thrifty during the past few years. However, most of the Hertz’s offers had been turned down by Dollar Thrifty shareholders due disparities over asking price and questions over regulatory approval for a merger in car rental business.
According to Reuters, Hertz Global Holdings is now approaching Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group shareholders and may soon agree to acquire the fourth largest car rental company for about $2.5 billion. If the deal closes soon, the two companies’ executives will settle down and end a long year of business travelling to deal with rental car businesses.