Fleet Solutions for the
Oil & Gas Industries

Oil & Gas

Commercial vehicles tailored to your business needs and specifications

If you are in the oil and gas and mining industries, look no further than Merchants Fleet for your fleet leasing needs. With more than 50 years of experience, our experts can help you figure out exactly what you need. Our selection of the latest trucks, commercial vehicles, and electric vehicles are perfect for transporting equipment, driving between job sites, handling off-road terrain, and more. Customized short-term and long-term leasing programs are available to fit your needs and budget.

Benefits of partnering with a fleet management company include:

  • Lower Costs
  • Improved Fleet Safety
  • Key Data to Manage Your Vehicles
  • Faster Deployment to Job Sites
  • Trackable Fuel Spend
  • Visibility Into Vehicle Lifecycle Costs
  • Ability to Monitor Equipment

Oil & Gas Fleet Management

Commercial vehicles for oil and gas industries typically undergo a lot of wear-and-tear due to an abundance of off-road driving. Employees are often driving frequently to different locations, which means it is important to consider the tires, maintenance and lifecycle of a vehicle. These commercial vehicles also need to accommodate many types of specialized equipment.

Mining Fleet Management

The mining industry has many similarities to oil and gas, but in most cases the vehicles stay in a more centralized location and don’t move from site to site as frequently. Mining projects typically have a longer timeline than oil and gas projects, but all three industries may require higher maintenance due to the demand placed on these vehicles operating in harsher environments.

Vehicles for Oil, Gas & Mining

The most popular type of commercial vehicles are typically medium-duty trucks, or any vehicle with lighter upfits, an enhanced engine, and four-wheel drive. We also offer vocational trucks in gas and diesel options, depending on your intended towing capabilities, and crew cabs intended to transport multiple people.

No matter what you need, we offer a variety of commercial vehicles to accommodate all types of oil, gas, and mining equipment, including industrial piping and specialized large trailers.

Our most popular vehicles include:

  • Ford F-250
  • RAM 2500
  • Nissan Titan XD
  • Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • GMC Sierra 2500HD

Upfit Applications

Upfits are often essential for many industries, and oil, gas and mining are no exception. Merchants Fleet makes sure the process goes smoothly and your fleet vehicles confirm exactly to your specifications. Common upfits for oil, gas, and mining industries include:

  • Logos, Branding, and Decals
  • Truck Bodies Designed to Carry Equipment
  • Truck Boxes and Toolboxes
  • Brush Guards
  • Safety Lights
  • Ladder Racks
  • Lift Gates
  • Drawer Units
  • Cranes
  • Shelving Modules
  • Alarm Systems
  • GPS Systems

Fleet & Driver Safety

Safety is one of our top proprieties, which is why we will ensure your drivers have the tools, education, and resources they need. We can also see what safety features are available through the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and help you budget accordingly. In addition, we can accommodate any special safety requests or provide generic or customized driver safety training.

Monitor driver behavior with our connected vehicle technology, TotalConnect, which uses connected vehicle data and telematics and GPS tracking to gather information that can improve driver safety.

We can also assist with DOT motor vehicle record (MVR) compliance.

Comprehensive Fleet Services & Technology

Fleet Maintenance

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

Safety & Training

Choose a comprehensive program or use individual custom tools to meet your safety and training goals.

Motor Vehicle Records

We collect and store all driver-related information in a centralized database. We pull the records and handle all the details, so you can focus on other important responsibilities.

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.

Toll Management

Our electronic toll payment solution provides easy, centralized controls, reporting, and processing. When Merchants Fleet handles your tolls, you have access to a streamlined system that helps you save time and avoid common toll management pitfalls.

Violations Management

Our electronic violation processing solution can help you save up to 80% over other methods and minimize driver-related challenges. We use a streamlined program to track and manage toll violations.

Personal Use Reporting

Our online personal use tracking and TotalView mobile app provides drivers with a user-friendly way to track mileage and hours accurately and efficiently.

Compliance Services

We stay up to date with the latest changes in fleet regulations so that we can keep you informed and address any challenges that may arise from new compliance requirements.

Fleet Remarketing Services

Maximize the return on your vehicles with fleet lease remarketing. Merchants Fleet provides fleet disposal and vehicle remarketing services that get you the best sale prices while managing the time your vehicles spend on the market.

GuaranteeBUY

If you choose Merchants Fleet as your fleet management company (FMC), you will be able to shorten the vehicle remarketing process to days (instead of weeks or months) with GuaranteeBUY. This program provides guaranteed quotes for any vehicle or asset, regardless of age or condition. This makes used vehicle return budgeting fast and easy.

Fleet Technology Using Power BI

Merchants Fleet has integrated Microsoft Power BI into its leading software platform TotalView, which means you can now consolidate millions of data points into easily digestible visualizations to drive operations efficiency and fleet safety.

Telematics and GPS Tracking

Our telematics system combines GPS technology and the connected vehicle to provide everything you need to know about your fleet. Control operating expenses, utilization, productivity, and security. Increase fleet efficiency through monitoring emissions, driver routing, GPS tracking, speed and idle times, systems diagnostics, and more.

Vehicle Acquisitions

We will work with you throughout the entire fleet management process, starting with vehicle acquisition through deposition and remarketing.

Upfitting

Our in-house upfit engineering team will help you identify the right vehicles for your application, spec the best aftermarket equipment, and choose the most qualified upfit vendors for the job. We will act as a single point of contact between you, your drivers, the OEM, and vendor.

Fleet Technology Using Power BI

Merchants Fleet has integrated Microsoft Power BI into its leading software platform TotalView, which means you can now consolidate millions of data points into easily digestible visualizations to drive operational efficiency and fleet safety.

Fleet Consulting Services

Our consulting team combines industry experience, analytical skills, big data, and the latest fleet technologies to provide tailored solutions across the entire fleet lifecycle. We can develop a custom, effective fleet strategy that meets your goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of an outsourced fleet management company?

A fleet management solution will help keep you and your company 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 and your employees. Even if you own your own vehicles, we can help. We can add fleet management services to help with administration time and manage operational costs.

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 the oil and gas and mining industries?

The most popular type of commercial vehicles are typically medium-duty trucks, or any vehicle with lighter upfits, an enhanced engine, and four-wheel drive. These include the Ford F-250, RAM 2500, Nissan Titan XD, Chevy Silverado 2500HD, and GMC Sierra 2500HD.

How is the upfit manage process managed?

We have an in-house upfit engineering team that will help you select the right vehicles for your fleet, spec the best aftermarket equipment, and choose the most qualified vendors for jobs. We are your single point of contact and ensure a streamlined upfit process.

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.

Can Merchants provide more insight into the acquisition and supply chain process?

We order vehicles from the OEMs in addition to upfit manufacturers. We can help you develop an acquisition strategy to ensure you receive the vehicles you need.

How does Merchants Fleet support its partners from a consulting perspective?

Our Merchants Fleet 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, enhance corporate sustainability, upgrade fleet policies, or improve driver behavior, we will develop the most effective strategies to meet your goals.

How does Merchants Fleet support its partners from a technology perspective?

In addition to TotalView, we offer connected vehicle technology for commercial fleets, otherwise known as TotalConnect. With TotalConnect, multiple sources of your fleet data are seamlessly consolidated into a single dashboard, enabling you to see data from a variety of telematics providers and OEMs in one platform. Get the information you need — when you need it. This includes vehicle locations, mapping, geofencing, trip and event history, driver behavior, vehicle utilization dashboards, diagnostics codes, and much more. TotalConnect delivers cutting-edge vehicle visibility, starting as soon as the vehicle leaves the factory with no aftermarket devices required.