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Hertz affiliate updates fleet with big purchase of Fuso Canters

Top-tier truck rental fleet, Hertz, this week announced a major investment in several Fuso Canters.

Hertz Australia Licensee, Australian Truck & 4WD Rentals, accepted delivery of ten new Fuso Canter 515s, as part of its fleet operations in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales.

As the sole light duty truck in Australia with Active Emergency Braking, the Fuso Canter also comes with AEB, Lane Departure Warning, Electric Stability Control, dual airbags and a reversing camera.

The radar/camera system can automatically brake the truck if it senses an imminent collision and detect, and start braking for, pedestrians.

Australian Truck and 4WD Rentals State Manager, Paul Jukes, says Hertz highly values the safety of its customers.

“We are very excited to have the Fuso Canter with AEB join our Hertz fleet,” he said.

“The safety of our customers is paramount, so it makes sense to order a truck with the best safety equipment available. Having the pedestrian detection capability of the AEB is fantastic because many of these trucks operate in built-up areas.”

All Hertz Canters can be driven on a car-licence and are specified with Duonic dual-clutch automated transmissions.

“The Duonic is fantastic for us and our customers,” Jukes added.

“It just makes it easy for our customers to concentrate on driving without having to worry about changing gears and managing the clutch. It also takes away the risk of clutch damage.”

The Canter 515 purchased by Hertz also features independent front suspension and rack and pinion steering, which delivers a more car-like feel, while it also boasts class-leading tare weight.

All Fuso Canters come standard with a five-year manufacturer warranty, which covers the truck for five years or 200,000km, whichever comes first.

(Image: Paul Jukes Australian Truck and 4WD Rentals State Manager).

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