Carlos Oropeza
Director, Marketing

Northbrook, IL — Donlen, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hertz Corporation (NYSE:HTZ), released today its latest whitepaper “Lease Versus Reimbursement,” offering six reasons why fleet managers should choose leasing over reimbursement.

“Fleet managers need to decide which fleet practices are best for their companies,” Amy Blaine, vice president of Analytics and Sustainability for Donlen, said. “Two common options are to reimburse employees for business miles driven in their personal vehiclesor to lease vehicles through a fleet management company. While leasing and managing a company fleet may sound like more of a challenge than simply allowing employees to use their personal vehicles, leasing has a number of advantages over reimbursement. Our new whitepaper shows the data and the savings that will allow companies to make informed decisions.”

Through extensive research, Donlen offers six reasons why leasing is more advantageous than reimbursement. The reasons include:

  1. Cost-effectiveness of leasing
  2. Challenges with reimbursement
  3. Driver satisfaction and morale
  4. Control over fleet image and vehicle safety
  5. Maintenance control and management services
  6. Liability concerns under reimbursement programs

Donlen’s Strategic Consulting Services team compared the cost of leasing over different periods versus the costs incurred through two reimbursement programs: variable reimbursement and fixed and variable reimbursement. For a complete view of this analysis, please visit

About Donlen

Donlen is the industry’s most customer-centric and technically integrated provider of financing and fleet management solutions for corporate fleets. Utilizing a highly consultative and strategic approach, Donlen helps fleets reduce cost, improve efficiency, and increase driver safety and productivity. As a testament to Donlen’s excellent customer service, we received a 2015 Stevie Award for Sales & Customer Service in the Front-Line Customer Service Team of the Year category. We maintain high-level customer satisfaction by focusing on employee satisfaction as well—in 2015, Donlen was named by the National Association for Business Resources as one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® as well as Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®. Donlen’s constantly evolving technology and innovative approach to fleet management earned us a 2015 Stevie Award in the New Business Intelligence Solution category and Most Innovative Company of the Year, and we were named a Stevie Award winner for mobile apps. We have earned spots on the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100, and the 2013 and 2012 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across America. In 2013, we received the CIO 100 Award. In addition to our innovation, Donlen’s consultation excellence has been recognized on the IAOP The Global Outsourcing 100® list for nine of the last 10 years. Founded in 1965 and headquartered in Northbrook, Ill., Donlen is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ). For more information about Donlen, visit