Dollar Rent A Car was founded in 1965 in Los Angeles, where its executive offices remained until 1994.
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, the former holding company of Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental, was acquired by The Hertz Corporation in 2012. Dollar Car Rental shares 840 company-owned locations in the United States and Canada and over 1,500 franchise locations in 70 countries with Thrifty Car Rental.
Together with its corporately-owned locations and those of its franchise owners Dollar Rent A Car has approximately 570 locations in 61 countries including approximately 260 locations in the United States and Canada with a significant presence also in the Caribbean and Latin America. Dollar Thrifty has been serving value-conscious leisure and business travelers since 1950.
Dollar and Thrifty Rent a car is a Franchised operation under the license of Transworld Company in Kuwait, commenced operations in January 2019