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Rental Protection Plan

RENTAL PROTECTION PLAN (RPP), a simple and affordable protection program from Herc Rentals, provides you with a worry-free rental experience. During your rental, you can rest assured knowing your liability will never exceed $500** should accidental damage or theft occur. RPP limits your out-of-pocket expense to 10% of the repair or replacement cost, or $500, whichever is less.

Customer Benefits:

 • Supplement your pre-existing insurance

 • Minimal cost compared to cost of damaged or stolen equipment

 • Increased protection for the customer

 • Low financial responsibility if purchased

Examples showing RPP costs associated with 1 month rental of Backhoe valued at $57,500

RENTAL PROTECTION PLAN (RPP) IS NOT INSURANCE. The Charge for RPP is 15% of gross rental charges. Customer accepts or declines RPP. If Customer accepts RPP, in consideration of the charge shown above, Lessor agrees to waive certain claims against Customer for loss of or damage to Equipment, in accordance with the Terms and Conditions set forth in the Rental Agreement and in the RENTAL PROTECTION PLAN GUIDE which Customer should review before deciding whether to purchase RPP. By accepting the Rental Protection Plan and paying the additional fee, Herc Rentals will limit the equipment repair or replacement cost to a deductible of $500 per item or 10% of the repair or replacement cost, including tax, whichever is less.  Customer is responsible for any loss or damage up to this amount.

RENTAL PROTECTION PLAN. NOTE:  The "Rental Protection Plan" option ("RPP”) is not insurance; it is an option that Herc Rentals offers You to limit Your liability for loss or damage to the Equipment You have rented from Herc Rentals.  The benefit from this RPP is limited by the deductible shown in subparagraph (a) and excludes the specific conditions or events shown in subparagraph (b).  

(a) If You comply with this Agreement, including the provisions of paragraphs 2 and 3, and if Herc Rentals in its discretion has offered to You, and You have accepted, RPP, then Herc Rentals agrees to waive, to the extent specified in this paragraph 8, Your responsibility for loss of or damage to the Equipment to the extent that it exceeds the deductible shown on the Rental Record.

You are responsible under this Agreement for the loss of or damage to the Equipment up to the amount of the deductible for the RPP of $500 per item or 10% of the repair or replacement cost, including tax, whichever is less.

You can only accept RPP at or prior to the beginning of the Rental Term. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY NOTATION ON THE RENTAL RECORD, RPP IS NOT OFFERED ON OR AVAILABLE FOR THE RENTAL OF A PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLE.

(b) NOTWITHSTANDING YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF RPP, YOUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE WILL NOT BE LIMITED BY SUBPARAGRAPH (a) TO THE EXTENT SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE RESULTS FROM AN AUTHORIZED OPERATOR'S GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR FROM:

(i) striking an overhead object with the Equipment;

(ii) vandalism, malicious mischief, theft or conversion of the Equipment, unless an Authorized Operator promptly files with the applicable public authorities (and promptly provides to Herc Rentals) a formal written theft, vandalism or conversion report; 

(iii) leaving keys, if any, in the Equipment while that Equipment is not locked or otherwise secured, regardless of whether or not a report was filed pursuant to paragraph 8(b)(ii); 

(iv) exposure to corrosive materials; 

(v) overloading of a boom, exceeding rated capacity of equipment;

(vi) Your failure to perform any of Your obligations under this Agreement, including those set forth in paragraphs 2, and 4. 

(c) In the event of loss or damage to the Equipment, You are required to cooperate with Herc Rentals' investigation of any incident involving the Equipment, and complete an RPP Incident Report. 

(d) RPP IS OPTIONAL, AND YOU NEED NOT ACCEPT IT IF HERC RENTALS OFFERS IT TO YOU. HOWEVER, TO THE EXTENT HERC RENTALS DOES NOT OFFER RPP TO YOU, OR YOU DO NOT ACCEPT RPP, YOU MUST MAINTAIN THE INSURANCE COVERAGE REQUIRED BY PARAGRAPH 10(b). If you elect to maintain insurance coverage, and the certificate of insurance You provide to Herc Rentals to evidence Your insurance coverage expires or is unacceptable to Herc Rentals, You agree Herc Rentals may charge RPP for Your rentals until such time as You provide an acceptable and valid certificate of insurance.

(e) Recovery of Equipment. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, if lost or stolen Equipment is later recovered, Herc Rentals retains ownership of the Equipment regardless of any payments made by You or Your insurance company with respect to such Equipment, all of which payments are non-refundable. You agree to promptly return any Equipment that is recovered. 

**Other exclusions apply. Refer to the RPP Guide for details

Rental Protection Plan


A simple and affordable protection program providing you with a worry-free rental experience

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