The Hertz Equipment Rental fleet is one of the strongest in the industry, with product lines that include everything from small handheld tools to large earthmovers.
The Hertz Living Journey sustainability vision runs through our equipment operations the same way it does our car rental business. In addition to rent-a-car environmental initiatives, we address areas specific to large equipment.
We strive to reduce our operational environmental impacts and provide customers cost-effective, green equipment rental choices.
Low Emissions Equipment & Policies
All applicable Hertz equipment utilizes low-emission diesel engines, which reduce air-pollution emissions (particulate matter and NOx) by 90% vs. older models. 92% of our 2010 and newer earthmoving equipment is powered by low-emission engines. We will continue to purchase and refurbish equipment with the greatest emission reduction controls.
Additionally, all appropriate equipment is fitted with automatic shutoff controls to minimize unnecessary idling. Hertz has a zero-tolerance idling policy for company vehicles, which further reduces fuel consumption and emissions production.
Renting equipment vs. purchasing can provide environmental sustainability benefits for large corporate construction projects, DIY home improvement undertakings and everything in between.
- Renting allows for “right-sizing” the equipment to the job vs. overusing large pieces for smaller jobs, thus saving on fuel, energy and repair costs
- Renting equipment that is rarely used saves natural resources required for equipment production
- Rental equipment is regularly maintained, which extends the life and productivity of the equipment
Solar Energy Production
Many U.S. Hertz equipment locations are hosting solar panel systems, which contribute to over 2.7 million kilowatt-hours of electricity generated by Hertz solar panels. Increasing renewable energy production is part of our strategy to promote renewable energy technology and reduce our operating costs.
Equipment Maintenance and Refurbishment
Well-maintained equipment operates more efficiently and typically has a longer lifespan. All Hertz rental equipment is serviced per the manufacturer guidelines to ensure optimum performance and longevity. We also refurbish equipment when necessary, which can save significantly on raw material use and reduce emissions when engines are upgraded to more efficient models.
Hertz Entertainment Services supplies equipment and fuel-efficient vehicles, such as hybrid cars/SUVs and electric vehicles, for movie productions, sporting events and everything in between.
Hertz Fuel-Efficient Fleet
Electric Vehicles (EV)
It costs 64% less to fuel an electric vehicle vs. a gas-powered car
About 60% of Hertz rental cars average more than 32 MPG
Green Traveler Collection – Hybrids
200 miles driven in a hybrid car vs. an SUV can save almost $30 in fuel costs
Hertz On Demand
Every Hertz On Demand car sharing vehicle removes 14 cars from the road
Hertz Equipment Rental
92% of Hertz’s newest earthmover equipment utilizes low-emissions technology