Hertz And Liberty Tire Announce Industry's First National Tire Recycling Program

   Hertz And Liberty Tire Announce Industry's First National Tire Recycling

Hertz is First to Commit to Zero Landfill Waste for Tires

PR Newswire

PARK RIDGE, N.J., Nov. 8, 2012

PARK RIDGE, N.J., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The Hertz Corporation (NYSE:
HTZ) and Liberty Tire Recycling today launched the first nationwide tire
recycling program in the U.S. car rental industry. Liberty Tire Recycling is
the largest tire recycling company in North America and converts used tires
into rubber feedstock and other materials that can be used for a wide variety
of eco-friendly products and services. Hertz will leverage Liberty's
nationwide service to collect its used tires, more than 160,000 annually,
which will be transformed into a range of products for playgrounds, public
parks, highways and other applications.

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"Hertz leads in sustainability throughout our operations, products and
services. Today, we take the next step forward and launch the first zero
landfill waste tire program in the industry," said Mark Frissora, Chairman and
CEO of Hertz. "Through our partnership with Liberty Tire Recycling, we are
implementing the first national tire recycling program and again set the pace
for our sector."

Liberty provides recycled rubber feedstock which produces a range of products

  oLandscaping & Home Garden: Liberty converts tires into unique rubber mulch
    that is non-allergenic and harmless to plants, pets and children. Rubber
    mulch resists washing away during heavy rains, and will not sustain mold,
    fungus growth or insect infestation. Plus, consumers save money because
    colorfast rubber mulch lasts much longer than wood mulch.
  oFlooring & Playground Markets: Kid-friendly mats and playground safety
    surfacing made from recycled tire rubber keep little falls fun and
    flexible, not hard and hurtful.
  oFaster Trains Speeds on Greener Rails: The finely powdered crumb rubber is
    the key ingredient in new composite crossties, the greenest solution for
    railroad tracks. Composite ties replace toxic preservative-filled hardwood
    ties with a solution that lasts longer and allows for heavier loads,
    faster train speeds and more safety.
  oRubberized Asphalt: Highways modified with recycled tire rubber are now
    being constructed that ride quieter, last longer, and use significantly
    less paving material than traditional asphalt. Up to 8,000 tires are used
    in each lane mile of pavement. Because some applications of rubber asphalt
    are thinner than traditional conventional asphalt methods, less paving
    material is used.

This partnership adds to Hertz's award-winning commitment to sustainability,
which is demonstrated by a wide variety of its practices and services. Hertz
offers a collection of alternative fuel and high MPG vehicles – from electric
vehicles (EVs) to clean diesel – in its Green Traveler Collection lineup.
Additionally, Hertz's car sharing service, Hertz On Demand, offers exciting EV
options, including the Nissan LEAF, Chevy Volt and Mitsubishi iMiev. Recently,
Hertz also expanded its electric car rental program through a pilot initiative
with Plugless Power, which allows EVs to charge without being plugged into an

Operating one of the youngest and most diverse fleets in the industry, Hertz
is committed to offering its customers the most technologically innovative
products and services available, resulting in the fastest, easiest and most
valued rental experience. This includes Hertz 'Carfirmations,' a mobile SMS
text and email service that confirms a Gold member's reservation and advises
them of their car and location prior to arrival at the Hertz facility; 'Gold
Choice,' which gives Gold members the power to keep the car they reserved or
simply choose a different car from the Gold Choice area; and Counter By-Pass
and e-Return, which allow customers to bypass counter lines and go directly to
their cars and then return their vehicles with the fastest car rental drop off
that includes an email receipt within hours. These are all free services for
Hertz Gold Plus Rewards members, which is free to join. In addition, Hertz
continues to expand the presence of its ExpressRent Interactive Kiosks that
let customers rent a car, with or without a reservation, through a live,
face-to-face video kiosk. Finally, Hertz pioneered vehicle-specific
reservation capabilities via its collections series and has the largest fleet
of make and model reservable cars in the industry.

For more information, visit www.Hertz.com or follow Hertz on Facebook or
Twitter. To learn more about Hertz's sustainability efforts, visit

About The Hertz Corporation

Hertz, the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operates
from approximately 8,650 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 150
countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at
119 major airports in Europe. Hertz is an inaugural member of Travel +
Leisure's World's Best Awards Hall of Fame and was named by the magazine's
readers' as the Best Car Rental Agency. Hertz was also voted the Best Overall
Car Rental Company in Zagat's 2012/13 U.S. Car Rental Survey, earning top
honors in 14 additional categories, and the Company swept the global awards
for Best Rewards Program and Best Overall Benefits from FlyerTalk.com. Product
and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Choice, NeverLost®, and unique cars
and SUVs offered through the Company's Adrenaline, Prestige and Green Traveler
Collections, also set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz
owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation and
operates the Hertz On Demand car sharing business. The Company also owns a
leading North American equipment rental business, Hertz Equipment Rental
Corporation, which includes Hertz Entertainment Services.

To make car rental reservations or for more information, customers can call
Hertz toll-free at 1-800-654-3131. Information and reservations are also
available on the web at www.hertz.com.

SOURCE The Hertz Corporation

Website: http://www.hertz.com
Contact: Lemore Hecht, +1-201-307-2574, lhecht@hertz.com
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