The Big Ten has contracted with National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent a Car to be the supplier of car rental services to all Big Ten institutions, including Penn State. Penn State employees are also eligible for no-fee membership in National’s Emerald Club. Travelers are encouraged to book their car rentals at Travel OnLion or the direct link to National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
The corporate or promotional rate, whichever is lower, is available for both business and personal use. If National and Enterprise is not available in the area where you will be traveling, you may use another vendor for car rental. You must print the search results screen from Travel OnLion and attach it to your Travel Support form as proof that National and Enterprise is not available at your location.
National and Enterprise car rentals can be direct-billed to the Purchasing Card only if the card is in the traveler’s name.
If you are involved in an accident with a rental car, you must file a police report and also contact the rental agency to report the accident. You are required to take these steps to ensure we have not violated the terms of our contract. You should also contact Penn State Risk Management to report the accident when you return from your trip.
* Note: Enterprise Rent a Car is a sub-contractor of National Car Rental for this contract. Get more information on the rental car contract.
The University requires insurance coverage on all cars rented for University business.
National provides free Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) insurance for the full value of the car at all National locations within the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa (EMEA), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), Asia, and the Pacific Basin. National also includes Single Limit Liability coverage for domestic rentals only in the amount of $100,000 bodily injury per person, $300,000 bodily injury per accident, and $25,000 for property damage. This coverage is provided at no extra charge. To get these no-cost insurances, be sure to use Penn State’s corporate discount number (5160279) and decline all insurances when booking with National. When comparing National’s corporate and promotional rates to other car rental rates, the cost of insurance should be included in the non-contract rates to give a true comparison.
Travel Tip: When renting a car, always refuel prior to returning the car to avoid excessive fueling charges.