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, a utility fleet that calls for complex crane bodies, or a variety of electric trucks and cargo vans, 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; electric or gas-powered; 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
Electric Vehicle Fleet Upfit & Branding
We can upfit any electric truck or van model we carry to best suit your needs. We have staff and vendor partners that specialize in electric vehicle (EV) upfitting. Plus, if you need a specific vehicle that isn’t available as an EV model, we have vendor partners that specialize in electric vehicle conversion.
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.
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
Vendor Partners That Specialize in EV Upfitting
“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.”
“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
What upfits do you offer?
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. Common truck upfits include floor drawers, pickup truck hitches, hitch accessories, ladder racks, roof racks, boxes, and cargo trailer equipment. No matter what you need, our vehicle upfitting engineers will work diligently to get the job done on time and efficiently.
I need vehicles that are highly customized for specific jobs. Does Merchants have a specific program for that?
Merchants Fleet has an in-house upfit engineering group. We act as a single point of contact among you, your drivers, and the OEM so you can get the upfit you need, when you need it. Whatever your criteria may be, we will make it happen.
Can I put my company logo on the rental vehicle?
Yes. We have a full team of upfitting experts who can add vehicle wraps and logos to your rental vehicles. With our short-term rentals, these upfitting services are performed at the clients’ expense, and the upfits cannot affect the condition of the vehicle. At the end of the rental terms, the vehicle must be returned to its original condition.
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.
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.