May 18, 1986 |
Recently I needed to rent a car. I called Hertz and made a reservation. The price quoted seemed fair. I rented the car and returned it the next day, dropping my rental agreement in the appropriate slot. But when I got my bill a few days later, it was roughly $11 more than I had been quoted. The reason? Sales tax and gasoline charges. Under the circumstances, I felt that I got off easy. Renting a car these days can be a lot more expensive than you think, despite all the advertised discounts.
April 18, 1996 |
A jury Wednesday spared the lives of Lyle and Erik Menendez, who shotgunned their millionaire parents to death in Beverly Hills in 1989 and now will spend the rest of their days in state prison with no hope of parole. As the verdicts were read in the tension-filled Van Nuys courtroom, a wave of relief seemed to sweep over the brothers and their defense attorneys when they realized that the jury had rejected the death penalty. The defense lawyers reacted with grins, tears and hugs.
December 13, 1987
Jeffrey A. Hertz Real Estate Investments has opened offices at 1888 Century Park East.
October 2, 1987 |
Allegis Corp. said today it has agreed in principle to sell Hertz Corp. for $1.3 billion to an investment group formed by Ford Motor Co. and Hertz senior managers. Frank A. Olson, Allegis chairman and chief executive officer, will leave Allegis to take those same positions at Hertz, the nation's largest car rental company, said Matt Gonring, an Allegis spokesman. Olson held those posts before becoming Allegis chairman in June.
March 21, 2005 |
Megahertz may not be the best horse Bobby Frankel has trained, but the diminutive mare is certainly one of the hall of famer's favorites. Making her first start since a narrow loss against males in the Hollywood Turf Cup on Dec. 4 at Hollywood Park, the English-bred daughter of Pivotal, who trailed for the first three-quarters of a mile, unleashed her powerful stretch run to win the $150,000 Santa Ana Handicap on Sunday at Santa Anita.
December 31, 1997 |
Hertz Group, a Los Angeles investment company headed by Judah Hertz, has purchased one of the oldest buildings in Los Angeles' former financial district--Popular Center at the corner of 4th and Spring streets. Hertz paid Banco Popular de Puerto Rico $4.5 million for the nine-story building constructed in 1903. The structure is 80% occupied and contains the Community Redevelopment Agency and a branch of Puerto Rico's Banco Popular, said Tom Gilmore, Hertz Group president.
July 1, 2008 |
Hertz Global Holdings Inc., the second-largest U.S. rental-car company, said it would introduce a self-service express check-in program guaranteed to get customers into their cars within 10 minutes. Customers will receive a $50 credit toward a Hertz rental if they aren't in their cars within 10 minutes at the 50 largest U.S. airport locations, the Park Ridge, N.J.-based company said. The service begins today.
December 30, 2007 |
If you're renting a car from Hertz, you can also rent a media player packed with programming from Nickelodeon to entertain the kids. The cost is $17 a day, and if you rent for five days, you get days 6 and 7 free. Hertz began offering the media player, called "Nick on the Go," this month at 21 airports nationwide. Hertz plans to add 25 more locations in 2008.
July 10, 1996 |
Forget the map on vacation. Let the computer talk you there. Hertz Corp. said Tuesday that it will install at least 7,500 Rockwell Automotive talking computers that will direct drivers to their destinations. The deal, worth an estimated $23 million, will make Rockwell's NeverLost navigators a common feature in Hertz rental cars in 16 cities, allowing customers to reserve them for an extra $6 a day in mid-size to luxury cars.
March 7, 1999 |
"Gentlemen, start your rate increases." That was the implicit message from Hertz, which last week announced it was raising its car rental rates by $3 per day. Other rental companies, including Avis, Dollar and Budget, immediately followed the industry leader, matching the jump. The increases hit individual leisure travelers rather than "contract accounts"--businesses that have accounts with the rental companies.