As Herc Rentals consistently evolves, we still stand strong on our commitment to provide the highest quality products and absolute excellence in service to each and every customer. Our goal is to build lasting customer relationships and, ultimately, to be the equipment rental company of choice in every market served. Since 1965, Herc Rentals has been highly successful at developing rental programs by listening to customers and anticipating their needs. With a network of 260 locations covering the United States and Canada, we offer a consistent and reliable service no matter which location you choose.
The Herc Rentals fleet is one of the strongest in the industry. Our product line includes everything from small hand held tools to large earthmoving equipment. We also offer additional services and solutions such as on-line account access, safety training, specialty services such as power generation, pumps and climate control and unique programs to meet your companies fleet management needs.
There are several advantages for public agencies to rent rather than own. Get a better understanding of the Benefits of Renting vs Owning.
“Due to inclement weather, we haven’t had power at our Charlestown Elementary School or our school bus garage since last Wednesday. We also haven’t had school since last Tuesday due to the snow so everyone wanted us to open. On Friday, when it appeared that we may not get our power back by Monday, Rich Krumrine, Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds, suggested we call Herc Rentals and see what they could do under the U.S. Communities contract. Over the weekend, they delivered a large generator for the school and a smaller one for our bus garage so that we could have school today. For a contract that I didn’t think we were big enough to use, they really bailed us out today.”
Monday, February 10, 2014
Chuck Linderman, Director of Business Affairs, Great Valley School District
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Knowledgeable Staff and Support Teams
Savings vary by equipment type but on average they range from 15% to 55%.
How do I place an order with Herc Rentals?
To utilize the contract between U.S. Communities and Herc Rentals, you must have a U.S. Communities specific account set up with Herc Rentals.
3 easy ways to order:
Who can participate?
States, State Agencies, Counties, Cities, Schools, Colleges and Universities, Non-Profits and Special Districts.
Does my agency need to be a member of ASBO, NACo, USCM, NIGP or NLC to participate?
No. Any qualified agency can participate in the program.
My state requires local governments to bid everything. Can local governments in my state use this program without going out to bid?
This contract has been competitively bid by a government agency. Through the Joint Powers Authority or an inter-local agreement, local governments can "piggy-back" this competitively bid contract through U.S. Communities. See state by state laws on intergovernmental purchasing.
What does a government agency need to do in order to participate?
Complete the free online registration found on the U.S. Communities website. During the registration process, you will be asked to mark suppliers you are interested in. The suppliers that you select will contact you with detailed pricing and ordering information.
Can more than one person at my agency register?
Yes, additional users can register by completing the standard registration process; the system will automatically unify all registrations that use the same TIN under one agency account. Alternately, existing users can add new users from within their account.
Is there a fee associated with joining U.S. Communities?
No, there are no costs or user fees to register.
If my agency already has an account with Herc Rentals, do I need to set up a new account?
No. Contact your Herc Rentals Account Manager to have the U.S. Communities program linked to your existing account.
Does the competitive pricing apply, regardless of quantity?
Using Herc Rentals and the U.S. Communities program assures an agency they are getting a very competitive price on any size order. There are no costs, minimum quantity requirements or spend limits associated with using the Herc Rentals U.S. Communities program.
How does it save time and money?
The key value for the agency is resource savings. On average, U.S. Communities participating agencies will save 5% over traditional procurement practices. Most agencies today are spread too thin. Agencies are downsizing administrative departments, and retiring or departing purchasing and maintenance positions are left unfilled. The U.S. Communities program provides a mechanism to save the time and costs associated with obtaining quotes or preparing bids. The time savings allow the department to accomplish its work tasks more efficiently with the personnel on hand.
Can we buy any make and model of equipment type new?
No, we have agreements with specific manufacturers on the purchase of new equipment. A list can be provided upon request.
Is there any discount on the purchase of equipment?
Yes, specific discounts have been pre-negotiated on new and used equipment.
What is Equipment Safe Operation Training and where is it held?
Equipment Safe Operation Training primary focus is to train operators on the proper use and safe operation of fork-lifts and aerial equipment. The training is broken up into two parts. Part 1 is classroom learning with a test to ensure understanding and Part 2 is hands-on physical machine training. The training is done on the customers’ site with Herc rented equipment and requires a classroom (job trailer or break room) and an open, safe and flat area where the machine can be operated.
What are standby contracts and how do they work?
Standby contracts are typically used in emergency response contract scenarios. Stand by applies to the hyperactive customer that rents equipment for specific duration of time at a reduced rate. This guarantees the customer availability during an emergency. The most common scope stand by contract are used is during times when disaster occurs on a more common basis (i.e. Hurricane Season).
Varies based on items being rented – please contact local branch.
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When Hurricane Sandy hit, Newport News had initiated their well-planned emergency equipment supply plan with Herc Rentals. With U.S. Communities' competitively solicited contract, their equipment was guaranteed and Newport News didn't pay a premium. Click here for the full story.