Hertz wins van rental company of the year at trade awards

Ford Transit and Ford Transit CustomHertz was chosen as the Van Rental Company of the Year at least week’s VansA2Z Van of the Year Awards 2015, taking home the inaugural prize in this new category.

Competition was strong — there are more than 200 van rental companies affiliated with the British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association — but the judges rules that Hertz was an “outstanding performer that rated highly across all judged criteria“.

Elsewhere at the awards, it was largely business as usual. Ford’s confident renewal of its entire commercial vehicle range has won the firm a lot of awards (and some new fans) over the last 18 months, and last week was no exception.

The men and women from the blue oval walked away from the VansA2Z 2015 Van of the Year Awards at Twickenham Stadium with no fewer than five awards and several commendations, including:

  • Editor’s Choice: Ford Transit Courier
  • Small Panel Van of the Year: Ford Transit Custom
  • Large Panel Van of the Year: Ford Transit
  • Best Small Van: Ford Fiesta Van
  • Lifetime Achievement: Ford Transit, in recognition of this year’s 50th annivesary for the legendary van

Ford did, however, fail to bag the overall top spot, the Van of the Year Award, which went to Fiat for the latest iteration of its popular Doblò Cargo van, which went on sale just one month ago. The Doblò Cargo was chosen as the Light Van of the Year and the overall Van of the Year by the VansA2Z judges.

Other notable winners included the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4×4 (see here) and the Nissan e-NV200 electric van, two big favourites here at vanrental.co.uk.

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