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.
Comprehensive Services to Drive Your Business Forward
Everything you need for your fleet’s success
No matter the size of your fleet, we’re here to help you get the most out of your vehicles.
Our fleet management services have helped companies nationwide build responsive, flexible fleets while realizing impressive cost savings. We support the entire lifecycle of your fleet by providing hands-on, customized service programs that are topped off with a client-focused, personalized touch.
From initial research to remarketing, you can find the fleet management solutions you need at Merchants Fleet.
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We offer a full range of leasing and funding options, with customized services for executive personnel and specific industries, including government and education. Whether you need all these fleet services or just a few, we’re here for you.
Designed for scalability, our fleet management services can be completely customized to your business. Our service experts will examine your fleet challenges and match you with the right combination of fleet optimization, driver productivity, and cost and risk management programs so you can unlock the full potential of your fleet.
Fleet Management Software
Our TotalView fleet management software makes it easy to track and manage the performance of your fleet. Using timely and actionable data in a customized dashboard, you can monitor important metrics and optimize your fleet for better performance.
Gain On-the-Go Insights via the TotalView Mobile App
Utilize Real-Time Reports with Multiple Levels of Information
Compare and Select the Best Vehicles for your Fleet
Review Vehicle-Specific Information
View Invoices and Supporting Documents
Set up Custom Alerts for Overdue Maintenance
Fleet Telematics & GPS Tracking
Gain measurable, actionable information about your fleet with our telematics and GPS tracking technology.
We empower you with vehicle information, driver behavior statistics, and more to help you identify areas where you can improve safety and cut costs. You will have real-time and historic records to optimize your fleet performance.
Backed by analytical skills, data-driven tools, and industry expertise, our consulting team is ready to guide you toward the best custom fleet management solutions.
As the eyes on your fleet, we are committed to maximizing your fleet’s potential. We analyze your fleet data to establish benchmarks and determine the most effective strategies to optimize your vehicle and driver performance.
FleetAssist is the premier fleet account management solution from Merchants Fleet. Expert consultants work as an extension of your team to fully manage your fleet and proactively drive efficiency, safety, compliance, and value.
An Extension of Your Team
Fleet Data Management & Analytics
Inventory and Order Management
Driver Support Center
Safety Management Tools
To mitigate risks and protect your drivers, we offer the following safety management tools to identify vehicle and/or driver risk factors:
With telematics, you can view and address driver histories (like aggressive driving behavior) to take action and reduce your risk. All driver-related information can be stored in a central database for convenient, on-demand access.
In addition, our safety training programs can be customized to your organization to help you save on insurance premiums and improve driver behavior.
The fluctuation of fuel prices may not be something you can control, but the efficiency of your fuel spend is.
In partnership with Mastercard® fuel credit cards, we offer fuel management programs backed by a nationwide vendor network for security, convenience, and cost management. Using our TotalView fleet management software, you can:
Keep your vehicles on the road while simplifying the maintenance process. We offer several fleet maintenance programs to help you reduce downtime, eliminate unexpected costs, and keep your vehicles in tip-top shape.
From the U.S. Department of Transportation to state-specific inspection laws, we stay on top of the latest changes and updates to fleet regulations so you don’t have to.
Your dedicated Merchants Fleet team will keep you up to date and in compliance with all relevant state and federal fleet regulation changes. We offer the following services to help protect you from costly fines and liability:
Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulations Compliance
Hours of Service (HOS)
Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) Tracking
Annual Vehicle Inspection Tracking
Driver Qualification Management
Licensing, Permitting, and Title Processing
Consulting and Training
Fleet Upfitting & Branding
Your fleet of vehicles represents your company on the road. They need to be branded and customized, both inside and out. Our in-house upfit engineering group will help you find the right vehicles, spec the customizations you need, and select the most qualified vendors.
Whether you are a plumbing company that needs to install racks for tools and equipment or a hospitality brand requiring custom-branded wraps, our team will make it happen.
Do not let tolls slow down your drivers. Our electronic toll payment solutions are available in over 97% of major North American regions and comply with all toll recognition systems in the United States.
The easy, centralized controls, reporting, and processing can help you save up to 50% on toll booth expenses. Avoid penalties and cash lane delays, and start simplifying your toll payment processes.
Fleet managers are often tasked with finding ways to lower total cost of ownership and increase fleet efficiencies. FleetAssist offers the real-time data and benchmarking opportunities needed to fully understand your fleet’s lifecycle, so we can facilitate meaningful changes that lead to significant cost savings.
Vehicle Selector Optimization
Replacement Policy Review
Factory Status Reports
Maintenance, fuel usage, and driver behavior are all factors that affect your fleet’s bottom line. FleetAssist can track key data so you can get the best performance possible out of your fleet.
Past Mileage Analysis for Preventative Maintenance
Performance Monitoring, Advisory, and Strategy Execution
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the main pain points when it comes to trucking logistics?
The transportation, and therefore trucking logistics, industry is constantly evolving, which means today’s pain points might be less so in a few months. But in general, pain points include tracking fuel spend and driver behavior and coordinating and managing trucking scheduling. Supply chain delays have also been a major challenge in recent years.
Can a fleet management company handle trucking logistics?
A fleet management company does not directly handle trucking logistics, but its services and products can be immensely valuable. A FMC will help your business or organization manage the data of fleet operations through innovative software such as TotalView and TotalConnect. Having data-driven analytics at your fingertips is extremely beneficial to streamlining operations and effectively managing logistics.
What is the main difference between a trucking logistics company and a fleet management company?
A trucking logistics company handles contract management and the transportation of goods, whereas a fleet management company works with businesses, organizations, and government entities to oversee and manage all aspects of fleet vehicles, including leasing and funding, maintenance, and fuel management.
How often should I bring in my electric vehicle for maintenance?
Typically an electric vehicle will have fewer maintenance visits than an ICE vehicle, but the number will depend on the make and model. The manufacturer of your electric vehicle should have a recommended maintenance plan, which we encourage you to follow, but if you have any questions, our EV consultants can help.
Which type of vehicle has fewer maintenance costs — electric or ICE?
It depends on the specific make and model and your driving habits, but in general, EVs have lower total maintenance costs over their lifespan.
How are gasoline savings estimates calculated for the Home Energy Reimbursement Report?
ChargePoint uses Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates in a formula that derives the gasoline savings from how much energy your charging stations have provided to EVs, which is a measure of how many miles have been driven on electricity instead of gasoline. Here are the estimates used in the calculation:
The North America passenger car average fuel efficiency for ICE vehicles is 23.9 mi/gal
ChargePoint estimates the average efficiency of an EV to be 3.0 mi/kWh
Combining these numbers, the result is 3.0 / 23.9 = 0.1255 gallons/kWh of Gasoline Savings.
Questions about vehicle fleet leases?
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