Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HRZ) and a leading construction and industrial equipment rental business, announces new enhancements to its website, hertzequip.com, that include the ability for customers to obtain rental rates online.

Originally launched in 1997, enhancements to hertzequip.com include online rental rates listed by branch, location and equipment specifications, as well as equipment availability for HERC locations throughout the country. Customers simply input their desired rental location and equipment and the website automatically calculates the available equipment from the specified location as well as the corresponding suggested retail rates for daily, weekly and monthly rentals.

In addition, on the same screen, the branch address and contact information and an online credit application are also presented. Hertzequip.com also allows customers to indicate their preferred HERC branch enabling repeat visitors to the website to immediately obtain information for that location.

"We're pleased to announce that HERC is the first national equipment rental company to offer customers rental rates online," commented Gerry Plescia, President, HERC. "With the availability of online rates and equipment specifications, customers are now able to obtain the rental information needed with one visit to the HERC website. As time is of the essence for our customers, HERC is once again demonstrating its commitment to our customers by minimizing their time online."

In addition to equipment rental, enhancements to the used equipment sales section of the site enable customers to search equipment available for sale in their immediate locale as well as other HERC locations within the surrounding region. Equipment listed on the website also includes selling price. Customers seeking to purchase a specific piece of equipment can make inquiries directly through the website.

Hertzequip.com provides customers with detailed information on HERC operations and services, including listings of US rental locations by state that provide driving directions to each site, product information by equipment category and information on HERC's Industrial Resource Group and Equipment Sales. In addition, the site also features timely information on local and regional promotions available to HERC customers.

HERC operates from more than 350 locations throughout North America and Europe. For more information, visit HERC online at www.hertzequip.com or to speak with the nearest branch, call HERC toll-free at 1-888-777-2700.