US Senator Requests FTC Investigation into Rental Car Company Toll Collection Policies

“Money” reports, “Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) sent a letter [on October 28] to FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez requesting that the agency look into what he calls ‘exorbitant fees’ [related to rental car toll collection services]. Specifically, he’s asking the agency to investigate whether rental car companies ‘are unnecessarily price gouging consumers and engaging in unfair and deceptive business practices.’” The magazine adds, “Sen. Heinrich is asking the FTC to propose ways for the companies to not only levy more reasonable fees, but also to make sure customers understand what they’ll be charged without having to read the extra fine print of their rental agreements.”