Thrifty Car & Van Rental was founded in 1958. An American company, it gradually expanded through direct operations and franchising and now operates in 70 countries worldwide. In the UK, Thrifty's operations are managed by Scot Group Ltd, which operates 9,000 vehicles in the UK, including 3,000 vans and minibuses.
Thrifty offers a range of rental vans: Small vans, short wheelbase vans, long wheelbase vans, extra-long wheelbase vans, luton vans with tail lifts and 4x4 double cab pick-ups.
Overseas use is permitted for most Thrifty hire vans and Thrifty also allows one-way hire between UK branches.