HERC Joins the Smartequip Network

Hertz Global Holdings last week announced that Hertz Equipment Rental Corp. has joined the SmartEquip Network. The Network directly supports dozens of worldwide equipment suppliers and a rapidly growing number of national and independent operators of equipment. SmartEquip technology helps increase the return-on-fleet investment, while also helping to reduce the cost of service, management, and procurement for equipment owners and manufacturers alike.

“SmartEquip is the benchmark for equipment fleet support and streamlined service, parts procurement, and inventory management in the industry,” said HERC president Gerry Plescia. “SmartEquip technology will support Hertz’s companywide focus on efficiency, as we also strive to deliver the highest level of service and equipment reliability to our customers.”

The majority of HERC’s suppliers are already active participants on the SmartEquip Network – including preferred vendors such as John Deere, JLG, Multiquip, and Wacker. The company plans to go live in all of its U.S. and Canada-based locations prior to the end of the year. HERC joins other national rental companies such as United Rentals and Sunbelt Rentals in improving efficiencies through the SmartEquip network.

“Hertz has always distinguished itself by setting the highest standard in operational workflow and procurement,” said Alexander Schuessler, chairman and CEO of SmartEquip. “We are very pleased to have become part of this culture, and to help raise efficiency levels, especially during these challenging economic times.”

Park Ridge, N.J.-based HERC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hertz Corp., is No. 4 on the RER 100.

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