There’s more to fleet management than simply getting your clients the vehicles they need. That’s why we have multiple EV adoption options available as part of our one-size-doesn’t-fit-all philosophy to electric vehicles.
TotalConnnect streamlines fleet operations with data and telematics
Improve your fleet with TotalConnect, the innovative connected fleet vehicle management service from Merchants Fleet. With nearly real-time analytics support, fleet managers can easily identify driver behaviors with a clear view into their fleet data and make informed business decisions. Our connected fleet solutions integrate data from multiple original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and telematics solutions, easily scaling with your growing fleet needs.
Data insights will also support the best pathway to adopting and utilizing electric vehicles (EVs) in your fleet. Our cloud-based fleet technology can help track a vehicle’s proximity to public charging stations, range, battery level, maintenance alerts, and more. No matter where you are in the EV adoption journey, we can help manage your traditional, hybrid, or all-electric fleet in one dashboard.
Connected Fleet Features and Benefits
By monitoring trip data, vehicle systems information, and driver behavior, you can identify areas of improvement, cost savings, and increase the safety of your fleet. TotalConnect, Merchants’ connected vehicle solution, is powered by Motorq, and provides numerous benefits for fleets.
Drive Business Value
Businesses can utilize fleet data to reduce their total cost of ownership with tracking and reporting abilities. For example, you can monitor driver behavior, which includes, harsh braking, speeding, seatbelt use, and trend reporting. Preventative alerts can help reduce downtime, allocate resources accordingly and avoid last-minute emergencies. Fleet managers can leverage these data points to reduce redundancies, improve safety, and more accurately plan budgets.
Gathering data can shed light on how your fleet is currently performing, but analyzing that data is the key to improving productivity. TotalConnect analyzes your data and creates advanced reports and visualizations, allowing fleet managers to focus on insights instead of processing and organizing spreadsheets. This data comes with actionable recommendations for fleet management to implement.
With a connected fleet, you can access all of your data in one easy-to-understand portal. No hardware or installations are needed, which means you can start tracking right away. Plus, with a connected fleet, businesses can utilize artificial intelligence and machine learning-powered maintenance and vehicle health alerts.
Connected Fleet Vehicles Available
The following connected fleet vehicles are available:
Our maintenance programs include a nationwide vendor network, so you can easily keep your fleet vehicles in top shape. If something unexpected occurs, our Roadside Assistance program will have your drivers and vehicles covered.
Our fuel management program provides fuel cards to help track spending, fuel usage, and other helpful information to streamline fuel expenses.
Our consulting team combines industry experience, analytical skills, big data, and the latest fleet technologies to provide tailored solutions across the entire fleet lifecycle. Whether you are looking to reduce costs, improve efficiency, enhance corporate sustainability, or something else, we are ready to devise an effective strategy to meet your goals.
Our highest priority for over 60 years has been giving our clients customized and consistent fleet management solutions.
We take the time to learn all about your organization — your size, objectives, history, risks — and then create a custom program that delivers exactly what you need. In fact, 95% of our customers say they are satisfied with Merchants Fleet.
Can you add connected fleet services to an existing fleet?
Yes, you can. We can advise on which vehicles are connected capable and which are not. We can capture all the data from any stream and upload it into TotalView for one convenient dashboard.
I am a current telematics user — why should I consider connected vehicles?
With a connected vehicle, telematics capability is already built into the vehicle including the cellular modem and advanced computer systems. Using these onboard systems reduces the costs associated with device installs and prevents device tampering.
Having your fleet connected allows for ease of access to the date as it will all live in TotalView through TotalConnect.
How do you know a vehicle has connected technology?
There are more than 13 million connected vehicles in the United States, and over 90% of new cars sold include this technology. While it's easy to estimate that most 2020 MY vehicles and newer are connected capable, we'd be happy to review your fleet and pinpoint which vehicles can advantage of connected technology and where you still need a legacy telematics plug in device.
How can I justify the additional cost of connected fleet software?
When it comes to connected vehicles, you've already paid for the intelligent hardware when you purchased it. Every gigabyte of data output by your vehicle contains insights to help potentially lower TCO and improve driver safety. If you're not collecting and analyzing this information, it's going down the drain.