One-Stop-Shopping for Trucks and Equipment

donlen-herc-ready-finance-equipmentFor all your truck and equipment needs, Donlen offers HERC Ready Finance™, a groundbreaking equipment acquisition program in collaboration with Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC).

Why HERC Ready Finance?

“Today’s hard-pressed credit markets often make it difficult to access capital, especially for small to mid-size companies,” said Mike Lewis, Donlen SVP and General Manager, Equipment Leasing. “Customers are looking for options, and HERC Ready Finance gives them a seamless financial solution for the purchase of HERC equipment.”

HERC Ready Finance combines the financial expertise of Donlen with the breadth of available resources from Hertz Equipment, to provide the broadest range of products and funding options available in the fleet industry. Hertz Equipment’s commercial customers now have access to “one-stop-shopping” for financing* and assets across a full spectrum of equipment and trucks.

Benefits of HERC Ready Finance

Cash flow

  • 100% financing available
  • Lower monthly payments
  • Less cash required for a down payment vs. traditional loan requirement
  • Expanded credit availability


  • One-stop-shopping for financing and equipment
  • One monthly invoice for all new equipment acquisitions
  • Flexible monthly payment options: 24, 36, 48, and 60 month terms available
  • Easy application process

What type of equipment is available?

The HERC fleet is one of the strongest in the industry. HERC Ready Finance gives business customers financing options for:

Innovation and Collaboration

Mike went on to say, “By employing our respective resources, Donlen and HERC together are providing a way to help companies succeed and grow. I see this as only the first of many projects we’ll be working on together.”

“HERC Ready Finance shows what two industry leaders can achieve by working together. Hertz Equipment has one of the strongest fleet mixes in the equipment rental industry; by also offering financial options through Donlen, we further illustrate our position as the leading market solutions provider,” commented HERC President, Lois Boyd.

This is the second product launched by Hertz and Donlen that leverages the strength of their relationship. Previously, Hertz Value Lease™ was introduced to the market, providing the fleet industry’s first true leasing alternative product. By virtualizing the Hertz rental inventory and making it available to Donlen customers for lease, commercial fleets can finance quality, pre-driven vehicles for a shorter time at a lower cost. Check out this week’s deal of the week below.

To obtain a quote or to learn more about HERC Ready Finance, visit Someone will be in touch soon.

1 Offer currently not available in North Dakota, Rhode Island, and California.
2 Financing is not available to consumers that wish to use the equipment for personal or household use.

Donlen is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hertz Corporation.
©2012 Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation. All rights reserved.

FleetWeb® Tips

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  1. Enter “Repair Start” in the quick search field located at the upper right corner
  2. Enter desired date range and click “NEXT”
  3. See your fleet’s entire repair status

Hertz Value Lease™ Deal of the Week

donlen-hertz-value-lease-hyundai-elantra-03132012 Hyundai Elantra GLS*

  • Estimated Mileage: 15,602
  • Exterior Color: Silver
  • Hertz Value Lease Base Price: $15,879

*Vehicle was available at the time of posting to FridayFleet. The exact vehicle may not be available after this date. Photo of vehicle is for illustrative purposes only. Contact your Donlen Account Manager to learn more about Hertz Value Lease vehicles that may be right for your application.

Driver’s Corner

Sitting in your vehicle for a few minutes before you hit the road can be a good thing – especially when it’s a rental or new vehicle. Whether your current vehicle is in for extended maintenance or repair, waiting for your new vehicle to arrive, or you’ve just picked up your new vehicle, at some point, you’ll find yourself in unknown territory. Before you put it into “D” familiarize yourself with the basics; you don’t want to be fumbling around with any of these while you’re on the road.

  • Find the light switch, including how to turn on the high beams
  • Adjust all the mirrors, including both side view mirrors
  • Locate the temperature control switch
  • Find and test the windshield wipers
  • And yes, figure out the radio controls and pre-set your favorites

And Finally…

And finally, do you think you could change four tires on your vehicle in under three seconds? If you had a 14-man Formula One pit crew following you around, you could. If you’ve never seen a sub-three-second pit stop, it’s a choreographed thing of beauty. And with F1 season set to start in only a couple weeks, you’ll have a chance. Thinking F1 is far removed from the vehicles we drive every day? Not so. F1 has long been a proving ground for many of the technologies we take for granted. The push button ignition, independent suspension, high-performance tires, disc brakes, high tech materials such as carbon fiber, and numerous safety features all have roots in racing. And of course, many of the external features of the sleekest high-performance vehicles are direct descendants of racing machines. Just don’t try to hit 200+ MPH on the highway.

Have a nice weekend. Safe travels.

Originally appeared in FridayFleet on March 1, 2013

About Donlen
A wholly owned subsidiary of The Hertz Corporation (NYSE:HTZ), Donlen (, 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 seven of the last eight 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.”