Employees renting vehicles within the United States to not need to purchase the additional insurance offered by the rental company. The College’s vehicle/liability insurance extends to rental vehicles. In order for the insurance to apply, the vehicle must be rented using a College purchase order, a direct-bill corporate account or a corporate credit card. If the vehicle is renting using a College corporate credit card, the credit card program also provides insurance on rental vehicles (passenger cars only, vans excluded).
Vehicles rented by the College for the use of students or employment candidates are not covered under the College’s “hired auto” insurance. Collision and liability insurance should be purchased from the rental company.
For vehicle rentals outside the United States, collision and liability insurance should be purchased from the rental company. The College’s vehicle insurance does not provide coverage for international rentals.
If an employee is involved in an accident while driving a College rental vehicle, s/he should follow all the accident reporting procedures required by New York State. If another vehicle is involved, contact the local police department and request that they complete an accident report. If you have a camera or cell phone with you, take photos of the damage to both vehicles. Obtain full information on the other driver - name, address, phone number, vehicle make/model/year, license plate # and insurance company. Provide the same information to the other driver but refer them to the Director, Auxiliary Services, 315-859-4999, for any questions regarding the College’s insurance. Notify the rental car company and the Director, Auxiliary Services, immediately. Obtain a copy of the rental car company's accident report and forward a copy of it to the Director, Auxiliary Services.
If the accident is minor, i.e., rental car scraped on the way out of a parking lot, it is not necessary to contact the local police department. Document the damage (date, time, location, circumstances), take photos of the damage and report the incident to the Director, Auxiliary Services, 315-859-4999. Also report the incident to the rental car company and obtain a copy of their accident report form. Forward a copy of that document to the Director, Auxiliary Services, along with a copy of your rental car agreement.
The College has a corporate account with Enterprise. They are conveniently located on Oriskany Blvd., Yorkville. They also offer pick-up service.
Rates include unlimited mileage in New York state.
If you are renting locally you can elect to have the charges direct billed to Hamilton. Outside the area you will need to provide a credit card. Please call our office at 315-859-4998 or 315-859-4974 for the corporate number for direct bill purposes.
To make reservations locally, contact Enterprise at 315-736-0002. Outside the central New York area please call 1-800-261-7331 or visit their website.
The following companies also offer discounted rates to Hamilton College. For additional information on corporate account numbers or direct billing for these companies, please contact the office of Auxiliary Services at 315-859-4998.
Reservations can be made by calling the 5174 Commercial Drive East office at 315-736-5201, call their toll-free number 1-800-654-8216 or visit 1710946
Reference CDP#1710946 to obtain our Business Account Rates. If you are renting a car at the Yorkville office, use the same CDP number but ask the agent to compare the local edition rate and the business rate. The local office sometimes can offer additional discounts. A Hertz charge card is available to direct bill rental car charges to the College account.
Hertz charges an additional fee for drivers under the age of 25. This fee is waived if you are a Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Program member (no cost to join).
Our AWD number is L175787. Please reference this number to obtain the Hamilton College Avis rates. A personal or corporate credit card must be provided to reserve the rental. If you are arranging an AVIS car rental for a campus visitor, contact 315-859-4998 for other billing options.
Call 1-800-527-0700. Our Budget Corporate Discount number is S165335. If you have registered for their Fast Break program, the number to call for reservations is 1-800-283-4384.
You can sign up for a Fast Break profile at https://www.budget.com/budgetWeb/profile/fastbreak.ex to avoid the long lines at the major airport locations and to take advantage of their rapid return with Budget’s new e-Receipt program.
Contract ID #5452609.
Priceless Rent-A-Car has 12-passenger vans available for rent to the College. Reservations and a purchase order are required. Only College employees or College-certified van drivers are eligible to drive rental vans. Cost is $119 per day with 150 free miles.
They are located on Commercial Drive across the street from Symeon’s restaurant.