Hertz Joins FTA in Drive for Excellence in the UK Van Sector
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Hertz Joins FTA in Drive for Excellence in the UK Van Sector

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Hertz Joins FTA in Drive for Excellence in the UK Van Sector PR Newswire LONDON, May 30, 2012 LONDON, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hertz UK set to become the first vehicle hire company to embrace the industry- initiated Van Excellence scheme The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the world's largest general use car rental brand, has joined forces with the Freight Transport Association (FTA), one of the UK's largest trade associations, to support the Van Excellence accreditation scheme launched earlier this year by the FTA. Aligning efforts with some of the biggest operators including Sainsbury's, DHL, City Link and Carillion, Hertz will support the industry in recognising excellence and the highest standards by actively promoting the voluntary Van Excellence Code (VEC) in all its services. The VEC is aimed at establishing a comprehensive and realistic code of conduct for van operators which will benefit businesses, the environment and all road users. It sets standards in three primary areas: vehicle maintenance, driver competence and behaviour, and environmental impact. Following its tradition for leading innovation and excellence, Hertz will be the first vehicle rental company to endorse the VEC and promote the benefits of Van Excellence accreditation amongst its van-hire customers. Hertz works with thousands of large and small van operators, from self- employed van drivers to large operators with 500+ van fleets.

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Hertz Joins FTA in Drive for Excellence in the
UK Van Sector
PR Newswire
LONDON, May 30, 2012
LONDON
,
May 30, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
Hertz UK set to become the first vehicle hire company to embrace the industry-
initiated Van Excellence scheme
The Hertz Corporation (
NYSE: HTZ
), the world's largest general use car rental
brand, has joined forces with the Freight Transport Association (FTA), one of the
UK's largest trade associations, to support the Van Excellence accreditation
scheme launched earlier this year by the FTA. Aligning efforts with some of the
biggest operators including Sainsbury's, DHL, City Link and Carillion, Hertz will
support the industry in recognising excellence and the highest standards by
actively promoting the voluntary Van Excellence Code (VEC) in all its services.
The VEC is aimed at establishing a comprehensive and realistic code of conduct
for van operators which will benefit businesses, the environment and all road
users. It sets standards in three primary areas: vehicle maintenance, driver
competence and behaviour, and environmental impact. Following its tradition
for leading innovation and excellence, Hertz will be the first vehicle rental
company to endorse the VEC and promote the benefits of Van Excellence
accreditation amongst its van-hire customers.
Hertz works with thousands of large and small van operators, from self-
employed van drivers to large operators with 500+ van fleets. Equally diverse
is its range of van rental and fleet management solutions - including the Hertz
Owner Driver program, a choice of daily, medium and long-term van hire
services and Hertz' new fleet management software.
Hertz has a particularly strong foothold within the small and medium enterprise
(SME) sector, and through its Owner Driver Van Hire Scheme works with large
numbers of self-employed van drivers who provide distribution services on a
sub-contract basis for the express parcels industry. The SME sector accounts
for most of the three million vans on the road in the UK and is where Hertz can
play a key role in helping to promote the new VEC standard.
Michel Taride, President of Hertz International, said: "As one of the world's
leading provider of transport solutions, we are committed to the development
of all sectors of the transport industry and have always implemented rigorous
standards in all our operations. As vans are one of the fastest growing sectors
in the UK and also critical to the small and medium business economies, it is
extremely crucial to have high standards such as the voluntary Van Excellence
Code. Combining our strengths with the expertise, knowledge and services of
the FTA, we are confident of the success of Van Excellence and are proud to
support the FTA in this initiative."
Mark Cartwright, Head of Vans and LCV's at FTA, commented: "It is a pleasure
to welcome Hertz into our association. The success of any initiative on such a
large scale requires the support of all the biggest players in the industry. With a
reputation for exceptional services and a large customer base, we have no
doubt that our relationship with Hertz will be a great asset in our efforts to set
the standard for future working practices in the van sector."
About Freight Transport Association (FTA)
FTA represents over 14,000 vehicle operators running over 220,000 trucks and
1.2 million vans. FTA provides member organisations with a wide range of
support services to assist with the safe, legal and efficient operation of their
fleets. FTA's Van Excellence program exists to recognise excellence and
improve standards in van operations. There are currently over 110 operators
engaged in the scheme operating in excess of 140,000 vans
About Hertz
Hertz is the world's largest general use car rental company, operating from
over 8,500 corporate locations in 150 countries worldwide. Hertz is in its 93rd
year of delivering quality car rental solutions to leisure and corporate
customers.
Product and service innovations such as Hertz #1 Club Gold, Worldwide Online
Check-in, specially designed NeverLost® satellite navigation systems, and
unique cars offered through the company's Prestige, Family, Fun/Adrenaline
and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. More information
can be obtained from to http://www.hertz.com.
Hertz Press Contacts
Caroline Trotman Dickenson
Ketchum Pleon
T: +44-20-7611-3686
E:caroline.trotman-dickenson@ketchumpleon.com
Luke Campbell
Ketchum Pleon
T: +44-207-611-3835
E: luke.campbell @ketchumpleon.com