Fleet Management to Lower Vehicle Rental Fees

Starting July 1, UT Fleet Management will institute a change in its fees for short-term daily vehicle rentals. Prices for renting vehicles now will meet the state contract prices currently offered by Enterprise and National car rentals.

Vehicle rentals also will feature unlimited mileage.

“We made these changes to bring greater value to the university and to give department managers more control over their transportation budgets,” said Cris Taylor, director of fleet management.

Taylor said that fuel costs will be billed back to the renting department instead of being included in the daily rate, but with unlimited mileage and new lower rates, campus departments still will realize a net savings on almost all travel arrangements.

The new rates will not apply to vehicles rented for over two months, since they are considered long-term lease vehicles.

Taylor said a fuel card still will be provided with every rental, eliminating any out-of-pocket expense incurred by the driver.

New rental rates beginning July 1:

  • Compact sedans for $26.58 per day, down from $35.00
  • Intermediate sedans for $28.44 per day, down from $45.00
  • Standards sedans for $29.38 per day, down from $52.00

Also beginning July 1, Fleet Management will assess a 5 percent service fee on the total bill for charter bus reservations in order to ensure charter transportation arrangements are accurate and fulfilled correctly.

For more information, contact Fleet Management at 974-2134.