The University of Iowa has primary rental agreement with National Car Rental with a supplemental agreement with Enterprise. Both agreements provide the added value of insurance coverage and unlimited mileage (some exceptions apply). The rates and benefits apply to both business and personal/leisure travel for University of Iowa employees. National guarantees the lowest rates available whenever the University of Iowa’s contract ID number, 5004461, is included in your reservation. The number is automatically included when clicking the National or Enterprise Logo below.
In order to receive contracted rates and benefits you must do one of the following:
|VEHICLE CLASS||U.S. Daily Rates|
|15 Passenger Vans||$79.00/day|
Weekly rates will be calculated at six (6) times the daily rate; monthly rates will be calculated at twenty-four (24) times the daily rate.
GEOGRAPHIC SURCHARGES: In addition to the applicable Base Rental Charges set forth above, rental location surcharges are assessed in the following New York City Boroughs: Manhattan, New York City - $18.00/day, $108.00/week or $250.00/month apply to the Home City Rates, and $11.00/day, $78.00/week or $150.00/month apply to the Airport Rates; all other Boroughs - $14.00/day, $84.00/week or $200.00/month apply to the Home City Rates, and $7.00/day, $54.00/week or $100.00/month apply to the Airport Rates; State of New York other than New York City Boroughs - $3.00/day, $18.00/week or $42.00/month. In addition to the applicable Base Rental Charges set forth above, rental location surcharges are assessed in Puerto Rico and Alaska: $8.00/day, $48.00/week or $192.00/month apply to the Home City Rates. In addition to the applicable Base Rental Charges set forth above, rental location surcharges are assessed in the following cities:
EXCLUSIONS: Base Rental Charges do not include applicable taxes, surcharges, refueling, one-way, drop-off, delivery, pickup, additional driver charges; or, except as set forth below, any optional products or services such as collision damage waiver (“CDW”), supplemental liability protection (“SLP”), personal accident insurance and personal effects coverage (“Driver Protection Products”). ↑top
Eligible Renters are defined as the members:
In the event you are involved in an accident in a National or Enterprise vehicle rented under the University of Iowa/Big 10 contract, follow these instructions.
For more details on insurance coverage of other vehicles see: Operations Manual Policy - Auto Insurance
An additional charge will be assessed at time of rental when a renter is under the age of 25. This additional charge is currently $5.00 per rental day and $35.00 per rental week at most locations. If the young renter is on official University business, the renter must either (i) present a letter of authorization signed by the renter's supervisor, on University letterhead, which letter shall set forth the purpose of the rental and specifically indicate that the vehicle will be used for an official University function or purpose, or (ii) have and use authorized credit card. When either the letter or the credit card is presented, the additional Young Renter charge will be waived. ↑top
Consultants and Contractors will be extended all rates and conditions of the Agreement as long as the rental is reimbursed in whole or part by the University. The traveler will be required to carry a letter from the University identifying him/her as eligible by stating:
National provides basic Liability and Loss Damage Waiver Insurance is included in Rental Rate in Canada. Some locations offer unlimited mileage. Others have mileage limits and charges apply to any miles over the specified limit.
There is no insurance coverage for Enterprise in Canada.
|Car Size Code||Car Type||Cost|
|SCar||Full-size, 2Dr||$52 CAD|
|FCar||Full-size, 4Dr||$52 CAD|
National provides specific contracted rates for many international destinations. Insurance coverage varies by destination. Most rentals include liability and CDW—refer to link below for inclusions, exclusions and deductibles for your specific destination. ↑top
When and where possible you should rent from National Car since insurance coverage is included at no additional cost for most destinations. If you must rent from another Car Rental Agency and/or no liability or Loss Damage Waiver coverage is provided, UI renters should purchase the minimum liability and LDW coverage offered. This expense will be allowed. If you choose to use another Car Rental agency when National is available it is advisable that you purchase these coverages, but this expense is not reimbursable.
All renters and additional authorized drivers must be validly licensed and must meet the age, driver, and credit requirements of the country of rental. ↑top
National provides specific contracted rates for many international destinations. Insurance coverage varies by destination. Most rentals include liability and CDW—refer to the links below for inclusions, exclusions and deductibles for your specific destination.
Breathalyzer's Required in France for Every Vehicle Effective July 1, 2012 (enforcement will not take place until November 1, 2012)
By a resolution of the Sécurité Routière in France every driver of a vehicle in France has to be in possession of a Norme française (NF) certified alcohol test kit effective July 1, 2012 (however enforcement of this new law will not take place until November 1, 2012)
If stopped by the authorities, the driver must be able to present an unused breathalyzer; otherwise he/she will be fined 11 Euro (€). If the fine is not paid within 5 days, the fine will increase to €90. It is recommended that the driver has 2 breathalyzers in case he/she has to use one.
Attached are two documents you may wish to share with your travelers who may be renting a vehicle in EMEA.
Version “France Breathalyzer Law…” is to be used for North American based accounts. The language has been modified to reflect our grammatical standards.
Version “France Breathalyser Communication” is to be used for employees based outside of N. America. Apparently its incorrect to refer to “Drunk Driving” as it implies guilt, therefore, they call it “Drink Driving”.
It is important to remember it is the sole responsibility of the driver to have a Breathalyzer Kit, even if you are driving over the French border from another country. We will not be selling theses kits within other countries so any cross border renters will need to purchase one once they enter France.