Government Rental Car Program

» Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in Industry Postings, Rental Cars | 0 comments

The U.S. Government Rental Car/Truck Program provides special rental benefits and reduced rates to all federal government employees on official business. Designed to meet the needs of the federal traveler, the program provides quality rentals through 16 companies at over 10,000 rental locations.  The Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO) administers the program through an agreement with participating rental car companies.

There are many benefits of the Government Rental Car Program.  One of the most significant benefits to government personnel on official business is the collision damage waiver (CDW) insurance.  This insurance is included at no extra charge.  Besides attractive rates, other benefits include unlimited mileage, age restriction reduced from 25 to 18, and much more.

The government issued charge cards are the preferred method of payment to the rental car company, however, companies will also accept cash, personal checks, or credit cards.  And, where prior arrangements are made, rental car charges may be made to a government issued centrally-billed account.

Rental car companies must maintain insurance coverage which protects the government and its employees from liability for personal injury, death, and property damage.  A car rented by a traveler by means other than the government travel systems risks not receiving the benefits of the Government Car Rental Agreement.

If an accident should occur while using a rental vehicle, the traveler must contact the rental company immediately upon damage or loss of the vehicle.

In conclusion, the Government Car Rental Program is an effective means for government travelers to fulfill mission requirements and save the government money, as well as contribute to the car rental industry.

By:  Crystal Horner

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





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