Federal Government Car Rental Programs

» Posted by on Aug 23, 2014 in Rental Cars | 0 comments

There are many government and military car rental programs offered to federal government employees for business and pleasure travel. These programs offer many benefits and savings.  There are approximately 5000 car rental locations.

Be sure to check with your rental company to determine if they charge by calendar day or a 24-hour day.  This can make a big difference in your overall total.  Airport fees can add a lot to your rental rate.  If you are flexible, check the rates at various locations throughout the city.

The car rental agreements between the federal government and the car rental companies include many benefits that are not available to the general public.

Many times if you book in advance or travel during off-peak times, you can get a cheaper rate.  As soon as you know you will need a rental car, reserve it immediately – it may not be available later, or the cost may have gone up.

If you are renting for business and leisure, remember you cannot use your government travel card for the leisure portion of your trip.  You will need to have two different rental contracts, one for your business rental and one for your leisure.  When renting the car, you will need to notify the rental company of the situation, use your travel card for the business portion of the trip and your personal card for the remainder of your trip.

Leisure travelers can usually get the best deals on the weekends as car rental companies rent the largest portion of their fleets Monday through Friday.

In conclusion, each rental company offers different benefits and different savings.  You will need to do a little research to determine which rental company will best suit your needs.

By Diane Huffman

The contents of this message are mine personally and do not reflect any position of the Government or my agency.

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