Vans, shuttles, and other commercial vehicles for assisted living & residential care facilities
Here at Merchants Fleet, we offer all types of vehicles for assisted living and residential facilities. Our selection of the latest vans, shuttles, and other commercial vehicles are ideal for safely transporting clients and residents to off-premise outings and activities as well as transporting them back and forth between appointments, off-site jobs, and stores.
Any of our vehicles can be upfitted to accommodate wheelchair lifts and other types of important safety equipment. We also offer unique pricing and bidding structures, including closed-end options. Our fleet management services will reduce the time you spend on fleet administration so that you can focus other responsibilities.
Fleet & Driver Safety
Safety is our top priority, which is why we ensure your drivers have the tools, education, and resources they need. When it comes to safety features, we can see what’s available through the OEM and help you budget accordingly.
Many residential care vehicles require specific safety and access features, such as wheelchair lifts and ramps. We can accommodate any requests or needs and also provide driver safety training (either a generic program or one customized to your needs).
We will also talk to you about the implementation of a fleet cycling strategy, which means you are receiving the vehicles with the most updated safety features.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of a fleet management solution?
A fleet management solution will help keep you and your residential care community running safely and efficiently. Benefits include: reducing operational costs, reducing administrative burden, lowering fleet repair costs, and ensuring the highest level of safety for you, your employees, and your residents. Plus, even if you own your own vehicles, we can help! Merchant Fleet can add fleet management services to help with administration time and manage operational costs. With FleetAssist and our administered maintenance program, our experts take on the day-to-day administration of your fleet, which frees up more of your time.
What kind of fleet leasing and funding terms are available?
We provide a variety of leasing and funding to meet your needs. Closed-end leases offer a fixed monthly payment. An open-end lease gives you complete leasing structure flexibility. If you have purchased your own vehicles, we can add fleet management services.
What are the best vehicles for assisted living and residential facilities?
It depends on your needs, but our most popular vehicles for residential care include the Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter, Toyota Sienna, Chrysler Voyager, and passenger buses.
What are the benefits of fleet vehicle remarketing?
If you are looking to sell buses or non-traditional/specialty vehicles you already own, consider our GuaranteeBUY program. Similar to fleet lease disposal, this program will offer you a guaranteed price up front for your vehicles. We assess your vehicles, and then our remarketing experts determine the appropriate value. From there, we handle the entire fleet remarketing process, including any inspections and fees associated with selling.
What upfits do you offer?
Common van upfitting requests include installing partitions, lights, ramps, and lift gates. We also focus on safety improvements and performance enhancements, including anti-slip flooring and storage unit installation. Common truck upfits include floor drawers, pickup truck hitches, hitch accessories, ladder racks, roof racks, boxes, and cargo trailer equipment. No matter what you need, our vehicle upfitting engineers will work diligently to get the job done on time and efficiently.
How long does the upfitting process take?
It depends on the number of vehicles and which types of upfits you’ve chosen. Contact Merchants to discuss your upfit needs, and our team can provide more detailed information about potential costs and timeframe.
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