With many business trips scheduled around summer vacations or delayed for after the start of the school year, October kicks off a busy stretch of conferences and conventions across the U.S. According to Hertz, more corporate customers will rent cars in the U.S. during October than any other month of the year, driving an estimated 114 million miles.
Combined with the fact that it is the last full month of working days before the holiday season, October becomes the month to hit the road for business.
The top five busiest locations for Hertz in October are projected to be San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas and Chicago. Monday is expected to be the peak day of the week for business travel. To ensure travelers get on their way quickly during this high volume time, Hertz advises signing up for its free-to-join Gold Plus Rewards loyalty program which provides a premier level of service and an expedited rental experience. In addition to enjoying many exclusive benefits such as earning free rental days, Gold Plus Rewards members can skip the counter at more than 50 airports and go directly to their vehicle. They can also experience faster returns with Hertz Express Return service and eReceipts, which allows members to simply drop off their car and go.