Enhance Your Fleet with Vehicle Upfitting & Branding

Upfits & Branding

A dedicated upfit team to make sure it’s done right

When it comes to upfits, 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. Our in-house upfit engineering group combines great expertise with a focus on collaboration and flexibility. Simply stated, whatever you need, we’ll make it happen. We help you identify the right vehicles for your application, spec the best aftermarket equipment, and choose the most qualified upfit vendors for the job. Then we act as a single point of contact among you, your drivers, the OEM, and the vendors to keep you informed and ensure your deadlines are met.

Upfit Excellence Guaranteed

  • Nationwide Vendor Network to Select the Best Upfitters for Your Project
  • Order Forecasting and Project Management Systems Ensure We Meet Order-to-Delivery Timeframes
  • Emphasis on Safety First Minimizes 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

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of leases do you offer?

Merchants Fleet believes in a tailored approach and understands leases are not a one-size-fits-all product. We will work with you to determine exactly what you need for lease funding. Some of our options include open-end, close-end, short-term leasing, re-leasing, and value leasing. We also offer fleet buyback and vehicle acquisition programs. Learn more here.

How long are your leases?

Merchants Fleet offers leases as short as a few months, up to traditional leases. Our team can help you determine what the optimal lease length is for your situation.

How quickly can I get my fleet vehicles?

Merchants Fleet works with manufacturers and dealers nationwide. Your sales executive will work with you to determine your needs and get your vehicles as soon as possible. However, timeframes may vary according to the type of vehicle you need, your specifications, and manufacturer timelines.

What is telematics?

Telematics uses GPS and integrated telecommunications to give you real-time snapshots of your fleet operations. The system sends, receives and stores information about each vehicle so you can get detailed information about speed, idle times, overall vehicle health, and driver behavior. Learn more about how telematics works and how it provides insights into your fleet.

How can I reduce my cost of ownership?

There are many ways to reduce your total cost of ownership. Examining fuel costs, idling, driver behavior, maintenance patterns, and vehicle lifecycle can all lead to opportunities for improvements. Merchants Fleet strategic consulting has a team of analytics-minded experts who can examine your fleet data to identify ways to make meaningful changes to your fleet operations. Learn more about fleet consulting.

Total Fleet Coverage

Our national footprint allows us to service clients all over the United States. No matter the size of your fleet, we’re ready to help you find a management solution that works for your business. From flexible leasing and comprehensive maintenance to innovative telematics and cost-saving fuel management, we’ll create a tailored plan to meet your needs.

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.