Fleet Solutions for Automotive

Automotive

Merchants Fleet offers the latest trucks, cargo vans, flatbeds, passenger vans, electric vehicles, and other commercial fleet vehicles for automotive-related businesses. This includes any companies that deliver auto parts or provide vehicle transfers and deliveries.

Our vehicles can accommodate carrying all types of automotive equipment and parts, including engines, batteries, brakes, mufflers, A/C compressors, and much more. Choose from top manufacturers, such as Ford, RAM, GMC, Chevrolet, and Dodge. Our fleets can also accommodate delivery of other vehicles. Whether you need just a few cargo vans or trucks or a fleet of 50 vehicles, we can tailor a specialized fleet program to your business needs.

Automotive Fleet Management Overview

Benefits of partnering with Merchants Fleet include:

  • Lower Costs
  • Improved Fleet Safety
  • Ability to Track Fuel Spend
  • Faster Deployment to Job Sites
  • Ability to Monitor Equipment
  • Flexible Leasing Opportunities
  • Easy Transition to Electric Vehicles

Fleet Vehicle Considerations for the Automotive Industry

Vehicles for the Automotive Industry

Whether you need trucks, cargo vans, shuttles, flatbeds, passenger vans (or a combination of everything), we have you covered. Our inventory of popular commercial vehicles includes:

Cargo Vans and Minivans

  • Chevrolet Express Cargo Vans
  • Ford Transit Cargo, Crew, & Passenger Vans
  • Honda Odyssey
  • Kia Carnival
  • GMC Savana Passenger Van
  • Mercedes Sprinter Cargo, Crew, & Passenger Vans
  • Toyota Sienna

Sedans

  • Chevrolet Malibu
  • Dodge Charger
  • Honda Accord
  • Hyundai Sonata
  • Toyota Camry
  • Volkswagen Jetta

If you’re looking for something specific, let us know! Our team is ready to help.

Upfit Applications

Merchants Fleet has an in-house upfit engineering group. We act as a single point of contact among you, your drivers, and the OEM so you can get the upfits you need, when you need them. Whatever your criteria may be, we will make it happen. Common upfits include:

  • Logos, Branding, & Decals
  • Safety Lights
  • Partitions
  • Alarm Systems
  • GPS Systems

Fleet Maintenance

Control spending and simplify fleet maintenance with our maintenance programs. Benefits include controlling costs, reducing administrative burdens, minimizing downtime, and eliminating unpredictable expenses.

Our Merchants Fleet Roadside Assistance program provides fleet maintenance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Whether it is a flat tire, dead battery, or empty gas tank, you and your drivers will have a toll-free number to call — any time of day or night.

In addition, our network of ASE-certified technicians will take care of all your fleet maintenance and repair management needs, in addition to offering guidance and support for routine services or emergency repairs.

When it comes to fleet maintenance reporting, you can access purchase order data, backup documentation, and key reports through TotalView, our fleet management software, and easily track maintenance expenses and vehicle maintenance history.

TotalConnect

Merchant Fleet’s connected vehicle technology, TotalConnect, powered by MOTORQ, gives you deep visibility into your fleet in order to make effective, data-driven improvements. With TotalConnect, you can expect:

  • Real-Time Data to Guide Important Fleet Decisions
  • Seamless Integration of Fleet Data
  • Cost Savings Potential
  • A User-Friendly Data and Analysis Platform

Fleet & Driver Safety

Safety is our top priority, which is why we ensure that 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.

The best way to save on insurance premiums is to minimize accidents, and we can help you do that through the right safety and training programs. Choose a comprehensive program or use individual custom tools to meet your goals.

Monitor driver behavior with TotalConnect or telematics and GPS tracking.

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.

Fleet Fuel Management

Merchants Fleet uses leading-edge fleet technology to help you track fuel spending and ensure approved purchases based on your defined standards and locations. Easily monitor costs, determine each driver’s fuel use, and reduce vehicle cost of ownership with our fuel management program.

FleetShare

FleetShare leverages pioneering online and in-car wireless technologies to put you in total control of your vehicle pool’s daily operations and reporting. Reduce idle time and improve efficiencies with an easy-to-use platform. Benefits include convenience, the ability to right-size your fleet, boosting accountability, and gaining comprehensive control.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages of a fleet management solution in the automotive industry?

There are many advantages to partnering with a fleet management solution, including lowering costs, improving fleet safety, faster deployment to job sites — and much more. We’ll work with you to tailor a fleet solution that fits your needs and budget.

What kind of fleet leasing and funding terms are available?

We offer a variety of flexible leasing terms, including open-end and close-end leases, short-term leases, rent-to-lease, and value leases.

What are the best vehicles for the automotive industry?

It depends on your needs and budget. We have a large selection of cargo vans, shuttles, and passenger vans from top manufacturers.

What upfits do you offer?

Upfits will depend on your specific needs. Some of the more popular ones include logos and branding, trailer and hitch options, shelving and drawers, alarm systems, and safety lights.

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.