Wondering how much a Hertz truck rental would cost you? The company is usually associated with Hertz rent a car but you’re right, they’re more than that. Hertz rent a truck has emerged as a very profitable business for Hertz Corporation. Learn more about its truck rental business in this article.
Below are the latest Hertz rental prices.
Price Per Day
Monday - Friday
|Compact 2 or 4 dr.||$43.88|
|Intermediate 2 or 4 dr.||$45.00|
|Standard 2 door||$46.66|
|Full Size 4 dr.||$50.00|
|5 Passenger Standard SUV||$92.49|
Saturday and Sunday
|Compact 2 or 4 dr.||$34.85|
|Intermediate 2 or 4 dr.||$41.40|
|Standard 2 door||$44.10|
|Full Size 4 dr.||$45.90|
|5 Passenger Standard SUV||$92.49|
History and Company Overview
Hertz was founded in 1918 by Walter L. Jacobs, who put up a car rental business in Chicago with several Model T Ford cars. He eventually sold the business to John D. Hertz five years later, and Hertz made it a subsidiary of company before renaming it as “Hertz Drive-Ur-Self System.”
The company was then sold to General Motors in 1925, and its remaining shares were purchased by the automobile company in 1943. Seven years later, the company goes overseas and begins its operations in Europe.
In 1954, Hertz was bought by Omnibus Corporation. It then went public on the New York Stock Exchange. It became a subsidiary of the Radio Corporation of America in 1967.
In the 60s, Hertz faced tough competition from new firms offering car rental services brought about by the expansion of the travel industry. Despite these challenges, the company was able to retain its top spot because of the guidance of Jacobs, a car rental veteran.
The company however went through different ownerships. In 1985, the company was acquired by the holding company of United Airlines.
Hertz was then sold to Park Ridge Corporation, which was then bought by Ford Motors. In the 90s, Hertz was spun off as a public company.
Hertz rental cars were made available in other countries like Russia and those in Eastern Europe in the 90s. Likewise, rental cars of Hertz were offered in Canada, Australia, and parts of the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America.
Today, Hertz Corporation is the largest car rental company in the world. It has more than 30 million rentals and is located in 6,500 places in more than 140 countries. It has a fleet of more than 550,000 vehicles, with 300,000 of these in the United States.
The Hertz trucking business can be traced back to 1954 when it acquired the Metropolitan Distributors, a New York truck leasing company.
Services and Equipment Offered
Hertz offers a wide range of trucks for rent, ranging from dump trucks, flatbed trucks, pickup trucks, and stakebody trucks. There are also trailers, truck attachments, water trailers, and water trucks for rent.
Box dump trucks have a capacity of 3 to 14 cubic yards and are powered by diesel engine. Flat bed trucks have a size of 16 feet by 8 feet with six speed manual transmission and capacity of 13,000 pounds.
Hertz has ½ ton, ¾ ton, and 1-ton pickup trucks for rent. The pickup trucks are typically Ford F350 models.
Cargo/box trailers for rent are available in lengths of 8, 10, and 12 feet with up to 7,000 pound load capacity. These trailers are either enclosed or have an open top box.
Aside from car and truck rentals, Hertz also offers rental of industrial equipment. It has indoor aerial equipment for construction and maintenance projects like bucket trucks, manlifts, personnel lifts, and platform lifts.
It also has compaction and paving equipment such as plate compactors, plate tampers, rammers, reversible plate compactors, trench rollers, and vibratory rollers. Compaction and paving equipment rented by Hertz come from top makers like Wacker and Ingersoll Rand.
Hertz equipment rentals also include concrete and masonry equipment ranging from buggies, concrete grinders, concrete stakes, edger, floats, hand tools, mixers, trowels, saws, and vibrators.
Hertz also offers earthmoving equipment such as backhoes, demo hammers, excavators, dozers, loaders, road graders, track machine, tractor attachments, tractors, and trenchers.
Electrical equipment like breakers, drills, generators, grinders, impact wrenches, lighting, and sanders are also rented out by Hertz. The same goes for other electrical equipment such as saws, supplies, traffic directionals, and vacuums.
General equipment like chain saws, cutters, floor care equipment, gators, hydraulic jacks, ladders, nailers, piping equipment, pressure washers, space heaters, vacuums, and welders are also available for rent from Hertz.
Gardening enthusiasts may also rent gardening equipment from Hertz such as brush chipper, brush cutter, hedge trimmer, log splitter, pruning tools, stump cutter, sprayer, and post hole diggers.
Construction forklifts, cranes, dolly, hoists, industrial forklifts, and pallet lifts are also available for rent from Hertz. There are also pumping equipment for rent from Hertz such as centrifugal pump, diaphragm pump, hoses, industrial pump, test pump, submersible pump, test pump, trash pump, and well point dewatering.
How to Make a Reservation
The quickest way to make a reservation with Hertz is to go online and visit its website, www.hertz.com. Find the Hertz Equipment Rental section or simply click on this link: http://www.hertzequip.com/herc/rental-equipment-rental-direct-request.
Once your browser shows the Rental Express Request, choose trucks and trailers in the category field. Then choose one from the many options in the sub-category field. Select, too, the type of truck or trailer that you want to rent.
Type in the number of trucks or trailer that you want to borrow, and the start and end dates of the rental. Then click the Add Request button.
The browser will then redirect to another page, this time you need to input the delivery information such as the job location, local contact name and local contact information. You’ll also have to key in customer information such as your name, business name and address, contact details, and questions or comments, if you have any.
Once you have submitted your request, a representative from Hertz will get in touch with you to confirm your reservation.
Hertz truck rental prices are very competitive. Aside from having a wide range of trucks to choose from, you’ll appreciate the fact that Hertz rental prices have remained very reasonable through the years. It also does not hurt that Hertz has a wide network of locations, thus the chances are high that you’ll be able to rent a truck from a Hertz outlet or branch near you.