COVID-19 Updates

Written By: Jimmy Haines

This page was last updated on November 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. 

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As the world continues to navigate the challenges of COVID-19, there is one thing we have consistently seen at Merchants Fleet—there are essential businesses, products, and services that must keep moving to keep our people safe & healthy.

Working together, our fleet experts have identified the following tips and resources to help drivers stay safe and healthy while they are on the road.

As the COVID-19 situation is rapidly changing and developing, some of the information on this page may be subject to change or may not apply to your region. The following sources are where you can get the latest COVID-19 data and recommendations both nationally and for your state:

If you have questions, please contact us, and know Merchants Fleet is here for you.

Supplier Updates

Below is a list of actions our suppliers have taken in response to COVID-19. Merchants updates this list daily, so please check back regularly for updates. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your Client Development Manager.

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Fleet & Driver Resources

If you’re part of an essential business, our team is available for you working from safe locations to offer some tips. Check out the following resources so you can stay safe and healthy. Please check back as we will continue to update our library.

Infographic: Getting Back on the Road Checklist

here are a lot of factors to consider as your fleet either gets back on the road or continues to adapt to current realities. Here is a checklist to help you prioritize and organize which actions to take.

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Infographic: Maintenance Tips During COVID-19

As some states extend stay-at-home orders, it’s important for fleets to know how to handle maintenance safely. Here are some tips for keeping your vehicle in good shape while exercising precautions.

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COVID-19 Driver Safety Tips

For essential drivers who are still working, vehicle maintenance is important to staying on the road safely. Here are some tips for managing maintenance during the current pandemic.

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Keep Your Business Moving: Fleet Strategies

This 30-minute webinar tackles flexible strategies you can use to increase cash flow, scale new business lines, and maintain your company culture.

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The Tough Times Playbook: A CEO’s Guide to Navigating Through Crisis

Leading during a time of crisis can be challenging. Our CEO Brendan P. Keegan shares his Tough Times Playbook on our blog.

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Strategies to Keep Your Business Moving

Learn about the different options Merchants Fleet has available to keep your essential business on the road during the pandemic.
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Tips for Drivers During COVID-19: Staying in the Know

When you are out in the field, having the right information helps you stay safe and up-to-date on protocols. Here are some ways to stay in the know so you are prepared.

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How Fleet Management Companies are Addressing COVID-19

FMCs recently weighed in about how things have changed in the wake of COVID-19 and actions fleets can take. Click here to read the Automotive Fleet article and see what our SVP of Sales & Consluting Tom Coffey had to say: Go to the article.

How COVID-19 has Impacted FMC Operations

“In addition to trying to be as communicative as possible with our clients, we’re letting them know proactively of all the capabilities that we have to offer at this time that could be applicable to their needs, including temporary lease vehicles, disposing of surplus or unneeded vehicles, and even potentially monetizing vehicles that are owned through sale and leaseback transactions,” said SVP of Sales & Consulting Tom Coffey. Go to the article.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Fleet Partners

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted multiple aspects of the fleet industry. SVP of Sales & Consulting Tom Coffey talked to Automotive Fleet about what Merchants has been seeing. Go to the article.

Advice for Fleets During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted how people perform their work duties. SVP of Sales & Consulting Tom Coffey weighed in with some advice for fleets in a recent article by Automotive Fleet.Go to the article.

Fleet Policies & Procedures to Minimize COVID-19 Contagion

Last week Automotive Fleet held an informative webinar discussing fleet policies and protocols for COVID-19 featuring our SVP of Sales & Consulting Tom Coffey. If you didn’t have a chance to attend, you can view it on demand here.

COVID-19 Driver Safety Tips

If you’re a driver in the field for an essential business, we hope you stay safe and well. Here are some tips to protect yourself.

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COVID-19 Driver Safety Tips

Keep yourself safe, healthy, and on the move with these tips from our client services team. To stay on top of the latest COVID-19 information and health tips, visit the CDC’s website.

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COVID-19 Vehicle Cleaning Tips

A clean car is an important step to reducing your risk while on the road, especially if you transport passengers. Our client services team shares advice on how to make sure your vehicle is sanitary for every shift. For more cleaning guidance, check the CDC’s website for the latest COVID-19 related recommendations.

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