PARK RIDGE, NJ --
-- 04/07/2008 --
Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC), a
wholly owned subsidiary of The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) and a leading
construction and industrial equipment rental business, announces a brand
new website, www.hertzequip.com.
The new website includes a completely redesigned homepage that places
primary equipment and user options on one user-friendly page. Categories
include a variety of construction, industrial, and specialty equipment.
Homeowner equipment has also been added to the website to support the
growth of HERC's general rental operations. The new website features a
simplified equipment ordering process. Customers are able to save commonly
used items and previous rental requests in their user profile and save
jobsite information, so that they no longer need to re-enter that data
during future visits to the website. Website users are also able to view
photos of equipment models they are interested in, as well as rates that
are specific to their contract.
"HERC prides itself on continuously improving its products and services,
whether it's by offering smaller equipment to homeowners at new General
Rental locations, or by creating a website that allows users to do
everything from tracking equipment on rent to viewing equipment available
for sale," remarked Mark P. Frissora, Chairman of the Board and CEO. "The
redesigned website is yet another step we're taking to ensure that
customers choose Hertz when renting equipment and that Hertz offers
customers the products and services it needs -- both on and off line -- for
a seamless experience."
"We're excited to announce that visitors to the website will now benefit
from a customized shopping experience that makes on-line renting easier and
more efficient," commented Gerry Plescia, President, HERC. "After receiving
valuable feedback from our customers, we've provided users with the ability
to control and modify the access rights of their internal employees in
order to make customers' preferences, ordering history, and billing
information even more personal."
Other additions to the HERC website include:*
-- Rental Catalog customizable by account; equipment options and rental
rates are specific to customer's contract.
-- Total estimated rental charges for the development of cost estimates,
bid preparations, and ordering.
-- Rental Approval Process; users have the ability to review status of
their rental requests.
-- Capability to set website access rights for internal employees,
allowing them access to specific features and account reporting.
-- Downloadable Turnaround Tool Planner for Industrial Clients.
Aside from the website's personalization features, customers have access to
enhanced functions such as a Branch Location finder that provides driving
directions to every HERC facility in the U.S. The website also has an
improved equipment sales section, in which users have the ability to search
for equipment available for sale and to modify their search results by
location, price, usage, and other categories.
Hertz Equipment Rental operates one of the world's largest equipment rental
businesses, offering a diverse line of equipment, including tools and
supplies, as well as new and used equipment for sale, to customers ranging
from major industrial companies to local contractors and consumers through
more than 375 branches in the United States, Canada, France and Spain. The
Hertz Corporation is the world's largest general use car rental brand,
operating from approximately 8,000 locations in 145 countries worldwide.
Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 69
major airports in Europe, operating both corporate and licensee locations
in cities and airports in North America, Europe, Latin America, Australia
and New Zealand. In addition, the Company has licensee locations in cities
and airports in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Product and service
initiatives such as Hertz #1 Club Gold®, NeverLost® customized, onboard
navigation systems, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, and unique cars and SUVs
offered through the company's Prestige, Fun and Green Collections, set
Hertz apart from the competition.
For more information, visit HERC online at www.hertzequip.com or to speak
with the nearest branch, call HERC toll-free at 1-888-777-2700. For
information on Hertz, visit the company on the web at www.hertz.com or
call, toll-free 1-800-654-3131.
*Some features require contracts to be activated.
The Hertz Corporation