A dedicated upfit and engineering team to get the job done right
When it comes to fleet vehicle upfitting, every project brings unique challenges. Whether it is a biotech firm transporting volatile materials, a security force that needs a full array of law enforcement equipment, or a utility fleet that calls for complex crane bodies, Merchants Fleet makes sure the process goes smoothly and your fleet vehicles conform exactly to your specifications.
With more than 50 years of combined experience, our in-house upfit engineering team applies keen focus on collaboration and flexibility to help you:
Identify the Right Vehicles for Your Application
Spec the Best Aftermarket Equipment
Choose the Most Qualified Upfit Vendors for the Job
Act as a Single Point of Contact Among You, Your Drivers, the OEM, and Vendors
Our goal is to keep you informed and ensure your deadlines are met. Simply stated, whatever you need, we will make it happen.
Truck & Van Upfitting Services for Any Industry
Our DOT-compliant and ASE-certified upfit engineers and branding experts apply the highest attention to detail to every project, prioritizing performance optimization, efficiency, and safety.
We provide vehicle upfitting services for any type of vehicle — Class 1 to Class 8 trucks; light, medium, and heavy duty vehicles; commercial buses, vans, and shuttles; and passenger vehicles.
No matter your industry, our truck and van upfitting services will be tailored to your business, fleet size, and goals.
Industries & Trades We Serve
Food and Drink
Transportation and Livery
Oil and Gas
Colleges and Universities
Forestry and Agriculture
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. Whatever you need done.
From designs and graphics to spec’ing and installation, our team will take care of the entire van upfitting process for you.
Aftermarket truck upfitting is the best way to optimize your vehicles for commercial use. Whether it’s adding simple touches like branded decals or completely renovating the interior to safely store tools and equipment, our vehicle upfitting engineers will work diligently to get the job done on time and efficiently.
Types of Trucks We Upfit
Class 1 to Class 8 work trucks, including:
Ford Transit and Transit Connect
Ford Super Duty (F250, F350, F450, F550)
Chevrolet Silverado (1500, 2500, 3500)
Dodge RAM (1500, 2500, 3500 HD)
Isuzu NPR & NQR
Hino M Series
Truck Upfitting Services
Pickup Truck Hitches
Contractor Rig Racks
Tonneau Covers and Truck Bed Covers
Cargo Trailer Equipment
Transfer Fuel Pumps
Transfer Fuel Tanks
Upfit Excellence Guaranteed
When you partner with Merchants Fleet for your truck and van upfitting projects, you can rely on our:
Nationwide Vendor Network to Select the Best Upfitters for Your Project
Order Forecasting and Project Management Systems to Ensure We Meet Order-to-Delivery Timeframes
Emphasis on Safety First to Minimize Exposure to Workers’ Comp Claims and Other Liabilities
Design with an Eye on Reducing Fuel and Maintenance Costs and Protecting Residual Values
Ability to Perform Site Visits to Ensure Vehicle Fits Application
“Since partnering with Merchants Fleet last year, their professional team members have provided excellent service and offered innovative solutions to address our unique needs. Merchants has proven to be a top-tier fleet management company, exceeding our expectations on all levels.”
Support Services Manager, Royal Cup Coffee
“My experience has been one of overwhelming delight. Merchants facilitates the expansion of Novus Ag business possibilities with their experienced professional staff by engaging in supporting activities. Allowing Novus Ag to lease short term vehicles while factory ordering enables us to save tens of thousands while immediately placing the employee in a high-quality truck. From permitting Novus to lease agricultural, material handling assets, to fuel and maintenance programs, we consider them a valuable partner.”
Corporate Services - Fleet, Novus Ag, LLC
“Floor Coverings International is proud to partner with Merchants Fleet. Their responsiveness and consultative approach has been beneficial to us and our franchise partners.”
Director of Merchandising, Floor Coverings International
Frequently Asked Questions
Will you pick up the vehicles?
Yes. Our team will arrange the pickup and transportation of your vehicles.
What is included in your fleet remarketing services?
We take over all risk and handle the entire process for you, including, market research and outreach, resale strategies, pricing and transfer of ownership.
There are certain fees associated with our OpenTrac third-party remarketing option. Under GuaranteeBUY, all fees are covered by Merchants Fleet.
How long does the fleet vehicle remarketing process take?
With our GuaranteeBUY fleet remarketing program, you can receive payment for your vehicles in less than one business week. Our OpenTRAC program can take a few extra days (vehicles sell in an average of 18 days), but will give you the highest return for your vehicles.
What if I want to extend the term on my vehicle?
If you need to extend the term on your vehicle, you have options! We offer month-to-month terms if you need to extend for a short period, or you also have the option to change your vehicle over to a long-term lease if you need a more permanent arrangement.
Do I need to purchase insurance for my delivery vehicles?
Yes. Our vehicles are insured by the renter. You should have insurance to cover $1,000,000 liability policy for each vehicle.
How do I return the vehicles at the end of my contract?
We will arrange for the transportation of your vehicle when you are ready to return them. When you are approaching the end of your contract, please notify your Merchants account manager via phone or email correspondence at least 7 days prior to your anticipated end date. This allows our logistics team to arrange and schedule the pickup, and transport of your vans from where they are located.
You will need to remove all magnets, stickers, or other cosmetic changes made to the vehicle, sweep the cargo area and cabin, and clean out any trash from the inside of the van. You will also need to complete a digital condition report prior to releasing your vehicles to the transporter.
Need the right upfit for the job?
Click below or call 866.653.2737 to learn how our experts maximize your drivers’ efficiency and safety with upfitted fleet vehicles.