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Employee Pride: Your Best Weapon in the War for Talent


The War for Talent is real! According to NPR, unemployment rates continue to hover around the lowest they’ve been in the last 50 years. HR professionals and organizations feel this War for Talent on a daily basis, and most spend an enormous amount of time and resources on fighting this battle. If you are looking for ways to attract and retain talent, the answer is right in front of you. It’s all about PRIDE! When 85% of candidates are finding their new positions through networking, it’s more critical than ever that companies find ways to grow their employees’ pride in [...]

Employee Pride: Your Best Weapon in the War for Talent2019-04-17T13:55:57+00:00

Brendan P. Keegan & Jeanine L. Charlton Accepted into Forbes Technology Council


Merchants Fleet CEO Brendan P. Keegan and Senior Vice President & CTO Jeanine L. Charlton have been accepted into Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives. Keegan & Charlton were vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of their experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors. “We are honored to welcome Brendan & Jeanine into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Technology Council. “Our [...]

Brendan P. Keegan & Jeanine L. Charlton Accepted into Forbes Technology Council2019-04-11T12:54:42+00:00

Jim Murray Joins Merchants Fleet’s Central Sales Team


Merchants Fleet is pleased to announce Jim Murray has joined its Central region as a Regional Sales Manager. He is responsible for large-market sales in the Midwestern states. “We’re excited to welcome Jim to our growing sales team,” said Jon Keller, Regional Vice President of Merchants Fleet’s Central Region. “His deep knowledge of financing and leasing will make him a great asset to Merchants Fleet’s clients, and we’re happy that he chose to bring his decades of experience to our team.” Murray has over 25 years of business development and account management experience in the leasing and asset management industries. [...]

Jim Murray Joins Merchants Fleet’s Central Sales Team2019-04-10T14:23:38+00:00

The Risks of a Low Monthly Lease Payment


Cash flow is critical when you manage a fleet, especially for small businesses. However, focusing on the lowest lease payment possible can actually leave your business on the hook for significant amounts of money when exiting an open-end lease.

The Risks of a Low Monthly Lease Payment2019-04-16T10:18:50+00:00

A 5-Step Path to Improved Fleet Sustainability


Taking the time to focus on your fleet's sustainability can help you lower operational costs while also reducing environmental impact. This infographic outlines five steps to take if improving your fleet's sustainability is a goal for your company. Click below to download the full image. DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC

A 5-Step Path to Improved Fleet Sustainability2019-04-17T13:57:53+00:00

NYC to Roll Out Congestion Toll in 2021


Merchants Fleet's Vice President of Fleet Strategy, Dan Hannan, weighs in on the news that New York City will be implementing new tolls to reduce traffic in Manhattan. Go to the Article

NYC to Roll Out Congestion Toll in 20212019-04-03T08:30:27+00:00

View from the Driver’s Seat: Here’s What I Valued Most in an FMC When I Was a Client


I’ve had the unique experience of first being a Merchants Fleet client who then sat on their board, and ultimately became CEO. Experiencing both sides of the client-FMC relationship has helped me better understand what clients need the most from FMCs and how FMCs can elevate their relationships with their clients. Providing clients with superior service is one of the main ways fleet management companies can differentiate themselves in an increasingly crowded market. As a client ten years ago, we had a fleet of 1,500 vehicles and an additional 8,500 vehicles on employee reimbursement, which were driven by service technicians [...]

View from the Driver’s Seat: Here’s What I Valued Most in an FMC When I Was a Client2019-04-02T12:17:42+00:00

Vehicle Lifecycle Strategy


When creating a vehicle lifecycle strategy for your fleet, there is no one right answer. There are many components to consider, and each fleet will be different. Carefully weighing these five components of your fleet’s operations can help you develop a lifecycle strategy that delivers cost savings while also fitting your company’s needs and culture.

Vehicle Lifecycle Strategy2019-04-03T07:23:50+00:00

Merchants Fleet Invests in Innovation with Launch of New Innovation Department


Merchants Fleet has launched its Innovation Department and hired Lisa Bonacci as its Director of Innovation. The Innovation Department is dedicated to providing resources to further develop the skills, behaviors, and processes needed to continue to drive an innovative client experience. The new department, which Bonacci leads, is part of the company’s growing efforts to drive innovation in the fleet management space. Prior to joining Merchants Fleet, Bonacci served as the Engagement Manager for one of the most innovative companies in the world, Southern NH University [SNHU], and their Sandbox ColLABorative, the SNHU research and development lab of strategy and [...]

Merchants Fleet Invests in Innovation with Launch of New Innovation Department2019-03-21T13:00:41+00:00

Finding the Right Upfit Option


Wondering about the best upfit option for your fleet? Watch our video for some tips about where to start, and remember that Merchants Fleet is always here to help.

Finding the Right Upfit Option2019-03-21T10:55:22+00:00
Merchants Fleet Outlook 2019

A Message from
Brendan P. Keegan,
Chief Executive Officer

The 2019 strategic direction for Merchants Fleet - The New Face of Fleet
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