After a competitive procurement process, the University of Tennessee has selected National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car as the preferred rental car suppliers for all UT employees across the state. The rates being offered through this contract should significantly reduce departmental rental car expenses, according to the Treasurer’s office.
Campus motor pools must be used if a vehicle is needed at the employee’s official station.
The rate for a mid-size car in Tennessee is $31.33/day. This is not an exclusive contract and if employees can find a cheaper rate, they should reserve it. The new agreement also includes rates for cargo vans, passenger vans and half-ton trucks. The corporate discount code needed to obtain these rates is XZ56187. Additional rates and reservation information are located on the travel website at http://treasurer.tennessee.edu/travel/.
The discount for UT employees is not limited to official business travel. UT employees can use the discount rate for their personal vehicle rental needs.
Membership in National Car Rental’s Emerald Club program is another benefit available to UT employees for both work-related and personal travel. Club membership allows you to bypass the rental car counter, select any vehicle from their Emerald Club Aisle and receive rewards from the company. Enrollment information is also on the travel website. If you choose to enroll, be sure to elect to allow National to e-mail your rental car receipt to you. If using National for UT-related travel, be sure to decline all insurance options since this is not a reimbursable expense.
For more information, contact Darren Lowe, National Rent-A-Car account manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-823-2946.