FMCs are entering a new era, where they are increasingly called upon to be as knowledgeable about data and technology as vehicle models, fuel, and maintenance. Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer Jeanine L. Charlton discusses the latest trends in fleet technology and how FMCs should move toward using technology to improve both fleet performance and financial performance, a powerful combination called “FleetTech.” Defining FleetTech The term FleetTech, a combination of the words “fleet” and “technology,” is used when describing tech-based fleet services. While the word FleetTech is not that well known, even among those in the technology and [...]
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Merchants Fleet is pleased to announce Holly Hafenmair has joined its Southeast region as a Regional Sales Manager. She is responsible for large-market sales in the southeast region, specifically Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi. “We’re thrilled to have Holly’s talents on our growing Southeast sales team,” said Dusty Cummins, Regional Vice President of Merchants Fleet’s Southeast Region. “Her extensive fleet experience, combined with her excellent project management and relationship-building skillsets, make her a great asset to her clients and a strong addition to our salesforce.” Hafenmair has over 10 years of experience in the fleet industry. Prior to joining [...]
There are many components that go into creating an effective lifecycle strategy, and, ultimately, there is no one “right” answer when it comes to managing vehicle lifecycles. Each company has to look at its own use case and financial goals to develop a strategy that makes the most sense, and key to this process is using data to take a holistic view of the vehicle. If you are reexamining how you handle lifecycle management, here are the key components to consider when deciding how to proceed.
As the clock struck midnight on January 1st, I officially wrapped up my first full year as CEO at Merchants Fleet. It has been a rewarding experience to look back on 2018 and see how much Merchants has grown, and I can see how 2018 was just a starting point for us. 2018 was a record-setting year in more ways than one, and we are set to make history again in 2019. First, I’d like to reflect on a historic year with an incredible company, and [...]
Merchants Fleet is excited to announce it has been named one of the country’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®. The award recognizes companies that excel at employee relations, use innovation to motivate employees, implement creative compensation programs, and more. Winners were assessed by the National Association for Business Resources, an independent research firm, which reviewed several key measures relative to other nationally-recognized winners. It is the first time Merchants Fleet has received the award. The company ranked higher than the regional average in multiple areas, including employee enrichment and retention, compensation and benefits, employee education and development, recruitment, [...]
Merchants Fleet Signs Lease on New Corporate Headquarters to Accommodate Growing Workforce & Client-BaseAmanda Flitter2019-01-31T16:17:47+00:00
After a year of unprecedented growth, Merchants Fleet has signed a 10-year lease on a state-of-the-art corporate headquarters in Southern New Hampshire. In January 2018, the company launched a new and aggressive strategic direction focused on growing the company’s national client base while attracting the best and brightest employees across the fleet industry. The new headquarters allows Merchants to build on their legacy of delivering exceptional service and the most innovative fleet management experience to their clients. A team of industry-leading architects, space planners, designers, and construction managers are designing the new headquarters to include collaborative spaces that will help [...]
Fleet management is evolving. While leasing, funding, and services are still a key part of the equation, FMCs now leverage real-time data, consulting, reporting platforms, telematics, and more to deliver a sophisticated mix of offerings that can touch every aspect of your fleet. Here is a look at what fleet management companies offer today.
Merchants Fleet, formerly known as Merchants Fleet Management, today announced the company is rebranding itself as the “New Face of Fleet” with new offerings, a fresh image, and an innovation-focused business strategy.
Whether you are looking to partner with an FMC for the first time or are considering whether it would be worthwhile to switch FMC partners, here are some of the key qualities to look for in an FMC, along with suggested questions to ask.
The automotive industry is in the midst of undergoing changes that will greatly impact the future of fleet management as we know it. While certain developing technological concepts such as autonomous vehicles aren’t anything fleets need to immediately worry over, changes are happening at a rapid pace. Fleets that lag behind current trends may find themselves scrambling to become relevant in an industry that continues its march forward. Keeping a close eye on incoming innovations, and simply being prepared for industry changes, can help fleets obtain a better sense of what their operations may look like in the future. Automotive [...]