Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. which operates, the Dollar and Thrifty rental car fleets, has implemented a strict no smoking policy in all of its vehicles.
Smoking is now forbidden in any Dollar or Thrifty rental cars. Both rental fleets are now 100% smoke-free as a result of Dollar Thrifty’s new policy prohibiting smoking by renters at all U.S. corporate stores and participating franchise locations.
“We’re extremely pleased to now offer a 100% smoke-free fleet,” said Scott Thompson, Dollar Thrifty President and CEO. “We are passionate about providing our value-oriented customers with a rental experience that is consistent with our high standards, and we think that fresh, clean and smoke-free car interiors are essential to achieving our objectives.”
Thompson said the charge is necessary to cover the special cleaning required to remove all traces of tobacco residue and smoky odor from a vehicle’s interior. The charge is similar to what many hotel chains now levy when a visitor is found to have lit up in a non-smoking room.