Car Rental for Business Insurance Info
When renting vehicles for University business, SIGN THE CONTRACT WITH THE DRIVERS NAME followed by “SALISBURY UNIVERSITY/STATE OF MARYLAND”.
It is critical to do this in order to secure liability protection under the Maryland Tort Claims act, as discussed below. Employees who rent vehicles for SU business, should find out whether their personal automobile insurance policy will apply to cover property damage to the rented vehicles or liability claims arising from the use of the rented vehicle. It is recommended that personal coverage for rented vehicle use be maintained by an employee who rents vehicles for SU business, due to the risk that a claim might be found related to personal use rather than SU business, and therefore determined not to fall under the Maryland Tort Claims Act.