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Many travelers, who previously would have rented a car for convenience even when they didn't expect to drive much, are choosing Uber for those shorter trips. (Photo: Bloomberg)

(Bloomberg) – Taxis aren’t the only ones that may be stressing out about Uber Technologies Inc. Transactions from the ride-hailing startup have surpassed rental cars among American professionals, according to Certify, the second-largest provider of travel and expense management software in North America.

Uber accounted for 43% of ground transportation transactions expensed through Certify last quarter, while rental cars had 40%. Ride-hailing services, with Uber at the forefront, overtook rental cars for the first time in the fourth quarter of 2015 and have since widened their lead, according to a study by Certify published on Thursday.

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