FTC Keelhauls U-Haul for Inviting Collusion: Analyst Call Provides Key Evidence

June 16, 2010
The Federal Trade Commission recently announced a consent agreement settling charges that the truck rental company U-Haul violated Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act. According to the FTC’s complaint, U-Haul, the largest consumer truck rental business in the United States, attempted to conspire with its closest competitor, Budget, to fix prices for one-way truck rentals. This update examines the U-Haul case and how companies can avoid similar government investigations and litigation.