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Transition from Carolina Motor Pool to Enterprise Rent-A-Car – Finance and Administration

Transition from Carolina Motor Pool to Enterprise Rent-A-Car

University employees needing short-term transportation will soon be using a fresh service from Facilities Services. This August, the Carolina Motor Pool will transition to Enterprise Rent-a-Car, a switch which will provide more options for staff and cost savings to the University.

On Sept. 1, 2015, the State of North Carolina entered into a contract with Enterprise and Hertz rental car agencies for the state’s short-term rentals. This decision was based upon the favorable contract terms regarding cost, convenience and the use of newer and more efficient vehicles. On Jan. 15, 2016, N.C. Motor Fleet Management eliminated its short-term rental program, consisting of approximately two hundred vehicles, and referred their customers to the two rental agencies.

The UNC Fleet Management Department conducted its own on-campus analysis, comparing trips by Carolina Motor Pool (CMP) customers to Enterprise Rent-a-Car. The results indicated that the majority of the trips cost less with an Enterprise vehicle. The analysis also indicated that CMP has vehicles that have over 100,000 miles, and CMP’s rate structure is not set up to provide funds to substitute high-mileage vehicles.

Other benefits of using Enterprise include:

  • Vehicles can be picked up at any rental location, eliminating the need to come to campus very first;
  • Rental locations are open on Saturday, and some locations have Sunday hours;
  • Vehicles are less than three years old;
  • Enterprise has an unlimited inventory of vehicles;
  • Insurance is included in the cost of the rental;
  • Enterprise offers free pick-up service;
  • There are unlimited miles on all vehicle classes;
  • There are no underage or extra driver’s fees;
  • Enterprise offers monthly rental discounts.

The transition from Carolina Motor Pool to Enterprise Rent-a-Car is scheduled to be finished by Aug. 15, 2016. Reservations that are already scheduled with the CMP will automatically be transferred to the local Enterprise office if they begin after that date.

Detailed information about making reservations, billing information and other logistics will be collective soon, and will also be posted on the UNC Facilities Services website at

Darius Dixon, executive director of facilities operations, says that no University staff will be laid off due to this transition, and current staff will be assigned fresh roles within the fleet department. The fleet department will also manage the relationship inbetween the University and Enterprise. “The Carolina Motor Pool staff have loved working with each and every one of our customers over the years,” said Dixon. “They have strived to provide a fine practice for each customer, and are certain that this fresh relationship with Enterprise will proceed this.”

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