LONDON, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hertz UK has launched a new service offering for accredited members of the Van Excellence scheme backed by the Freight Transport Association (FTA). As a Van Excellence Industry Partner, Hertz will provide preferential rates for van and car hire, vehicle telematics and Hertz On Demand vehicle pooling technology.
Additional exclusive benefits from Hertz will include access to contingency vehicles, priority service response, dedicated fleet management and the Hertz/FTA online motoring shop. Van Excellence accredited members will also gain free membership to Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, Nectar loyalty points with every rental, and discounted Hertz leisure rates worldwide for employees.
Michel Taride, Group RAC President at Hertz International, said: "As a Van Excellence Industry Partner, Hertz is a keen supporter of the FTA's voluntary Van Excellence Code. The code sets high standards in vehicle maintenance, driver competence and behavior, and environmental impact. The launch of our exclusive offering for accredited Van Excellence members recognises and rewards those fleet operators who share our goal of raising these standards across the van sector."
Mark Cartwright, Head of Vans at FTA, added: "Van Excellence is an industry-led initiative that aims to enhance standards of van operator compliance, celebrate operators who demonstrate excellence, and represent the interests of the van industry. Van Excellence accredited operators now account for almost 170,000 vans on the UK roads. It's great to see Hertz recognize these operators' efforts with a specially designed van offering."
Across the UK, Hertz operates a 5,000-strong van fleet - with vehicles of up to 3.5 tonnes - across a network including 20 Van Supersites with on-site experts. Vehicles can be customised to customer requirements and include:
- Small vans such as Fiat Fiorino, Ford Connect, VW Caddy and Vauxhall Combo
- Medium vans such as Ford Transit 280 and VW Transporter
- Large vans such as Ford Transit LWB, ELWB and Mercedes Sprinters
- Box vans such as Ford Transit Luton and Curtain Siders
- Single and Crew Cab Tippers and Drop Sides
- Minibus (9 and 17 seater)
- Double/Single Cab 4x4
Further information can be obtained by calling telephone number 0843 309 3111 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hertz Corporation (www.hertz.com) operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands from approximately 10,400 corporate, licensee and franchisee locations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,800 corporate and licensee locations in 150 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 111 major airports in Europe. Dollar and Thrifty have approximately 1,580 corporate and franchisee locations in 80 countries.
Hertz is in its 95th year of delivering quality car rental solutions to leisure and corporate customers. Product and service innovations such as Hertz #1 Club Gold, Worldwide Online Check-in, specially designed NeverLost® satellite navigation systems, and unique cars offered through the company's Prestige, Family, Fun/Adrenaline and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition.
SOURCE Hertz UK