A Groundbreaking Lease Alternative: Hertz Value Lease™

Donlen is proud to launch Hertz Value Lease™, the industry’s first true leasing alternative, with options never before seen in the fleet management industry.

“We’re very excited to bring this new leasing category to market,” said Tom Callahan, Donlen COO. “This is only one example of the ways that Donlen and Hertz are working together, maximizing our strengths, to help our customers succeed. In this business climate where cost reduction continues to be top priority for most companies, Hertz Value Lease is a way that fleets can leverage lower lease costs with a larger vehicle selection. What’s especially unique about this product is that it significantly reduces order-to-delivery time – ideal for project based fleets.”


Hertz Value Lease™ gives fleets an attractive alternative to a traditional, longer-term vehicle lease. Now, with access to the vast pool of quality Hertz vehicles, fleets can lease for a shorter time at lower cost. By selecting low mileage, pre-driven vehicles, companies broaden the selection available to drivers and get them behind the wheel in a fraction of the time it may normally take.

Starting now, fleets have unparalleled access to low-mileage, high-quality, pre-driven vehicles from a potential pool of more than 300,000 Hertz vehicles.

  • An economical alternative to leasing new vehicles – so you realize significant monthly cost savings
  • Low-mileage vehicles, usually around a year old
  • Still under manufacturer warranty

To see a live demo of Hertz Value Lease, scroll down and register for one of our upcoming webinars.

How does Hertz Value Lease work?

Accessed through Donlen’s fleet management platform FleetWeb®, the intuitive, easy-to-use Hertz Value Lease interface allows you* to search for vehicles using multiple criteria such as:

  • Distance from your desired pickup location
  • Make and/or model, including year
  • Maximum mileage
  • Maximum base price
  • Color

How do I know the vehicle will meet my expectations?

  • Hertz Value Lease provides a safe “rent-to-lease” format that allows you to verify that the vehicle meets your needs and expectations
  • Any vehicle can be returned within 72 hours and you will only be charged the standard Hertz rental rate with no lease obligation
  • After the 72 hour window has expired, the vehicle will automatically be added to your Donlen lease, and charges for vehicles on this program will appear on your regular Donlen bill

How does financing work?

  • Hertz Value Lease is not a rental program, and does not replace a multi-month rental from Hertz
  • Hertz Value Lease is a standard Donlen leasing programwith all of the benefits of your current lease program

Register now for one of our upcoming live demos of Hertz Value Lease, hosted by Dave Lodding, President of Donlen Fleet Management Services.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
11:00 am – Noon CDT

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
11:00 am – Noon CDT

Don’t miss this opportunity to see how Hertz Value Lease can quickly become part of your vehicle selection process. Immediately see the benefits of Hertz Value Lease, including:

  • Broader selection
  • Reduced leasing costs
  • Faster order-to-delivery times

About your host:


Dave Lodding has been instrumental in bringing Hertz Value Lease to the market, working diligently with both Donlen and Hertz teams as the product was developed. As President of Donlen Fleet Management Services, Dave is directly responsible for its strategic direction and day-to-day operations. Dave joined Donlen in August 1986 and has held numerous positions including Maintenance Advisor, Manager of Product Development, Director, and Vice President.

Dave spearheaded the development and expansion of Donlen’s Truck Maintenance, Fuel Management, and Accident Management programs. In this capacity, he developed and launched the first-of-its-kind fleet industry National Fuel Card Discount Finder to all customers who are utilizing the Donlen fuel card to further leverage fuel discounts offered through our Fuel Management program.

Register now for a live demo of the fleet industry’s newest cost-saving lease alternative.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
11:00 am – Noon CDT

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
11:00 am – Noon CDT

Driver’s Corner

Did you know your vehicle could float in as little as one foot of water? No one likes to think about it, but there is a possibility that you will encounter some natural disaster in your lifetime. And for those of us who spend many hours a day in our cars, knowing what to do could save your life. Floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, and blizzards all pose unique challenges and threats. Equally important is knowing what to do from the time you hear the first warning, to actions during the event, on through the aftermath. > This infographic is a great “cheat sheet” of steps you can take to stay safe.

And Finally…

And finally, if today being Friday the 13th has you a bit anxious, you can breathe a sigh of relief that this is the last one for 2012. Unusual to have three in one year; the other two occurred on January 13 and April 13 (and more unusual: the three are 13 weeks apart!). Ah, but perhaps be a bit cautious nonetheless. A study published in the British Medical Journal found that on Friday the 13th “The risk of hospital admission as a result of a transport accident may be increased by as much as 52%.” Luckily, we’re not superstitious.

Have a nice weekend. Safe travels.

Originally appeared in FridayFleet on July 13, 2012

About Donlen
A wholly owned subsidiary of The Hertz Corporation (NYSE:HTZ), Donlen (www.donlen.com), with headquarters in Northbrook, IL, is the fleet industry’s most comprehensive and integrated provider of financing and asset management solutions. Since 1965, Donlen has offered its clients highly personalized and responsive customer service, and their workplace excellence has been recognized as one of Crain’s Chicago Business “List of 20 Best Places to Work in Chicago” each year from 2009-2011, a Leader on “The Global Outsourcing 100®” list by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) for six of the last seven years, and a National Association for Business Resources “101 Best and Brightest Places to Work For in Chicago” each year from 2007-2012. Donlen’s innovation has been awarded with the Computerworld “2012 Honors Laureate for Economic Opportunity,” named to “2012 InformationWeek 500” for innovative technology; the Stevie® “2012 Gold Award for Business Intelligence Solution,” the Silver Award for “2012 Front Line Customer Service Team of the Year,” and the “2011 Corporate Environmental Responsibility Program of the Year.”