Rental Car Program
The U.S. Government Rental Car Program offers reduced rates and special benefits when renting cars, passenger vans, or small pick-up trucks through a variety of approved rental car companies. The program is open to federal government employees and service members traveling on official business and is administered through the U.S. Rental Car Agreement #4 [PDF, 45 pages] which outlines:
Benefits. If the size/class vehicle that you reserved is not available, the rental company must offer an upgraded vehicle at the same rate. The rental contract must be ready upon arrival. There are no blackout dates or minimum rental periods and unlimited mileage (except for one-way rentals [PDF, 2 pages]). Rates can vary but may not exceed established ceiling rates.
No Additional Fees. There are no additional cost for additional authorized drivers or drivers under the age of 25.
Included Insurance under GARS. When “GARS” is listed on the rental contract, travelers receive Loss Damage Waiver (LDW)/Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Supplemental Liability insurance at no additional cost. All other insurance coverage should be declined. Liability coverage for personal injury, wrongful death and property damage is set at the following limits: $25,000 for property damage, $100,000 per person, $300,000 for all persons, per incident.
For more information on the program, watch the Defense Travel Spotlight on Rental Car [youtube.com].