Enhance Your Fleet with Vehicle Upfitting & Branding

Upfit Engineering & Branding

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

  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • Electricians
  • Landscapers
  • General Contractors
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Government
  • Energy
  • Non-Profit
  • Summer Camps
  • Food and Drink
  • Transportation and Livery
  • Residential Care
  • Oil and Gas
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Forestry and Agriculture
  • Hospitality
  • Healthcare

Van Upfitting

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.

Types of Vans We Upfit

  • Ford Transit
  • Ford Transit Connect
  • Chevrolet Express Cargo Vans
  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
  • Nissan NV Cargo
  • Nissan NV 2500 High Roof
  • Nissan NV 200
  • Dodge RAM ProMaster
  • RAM ProMaster City
  • Freightliner Sprinter
  • Toyota Sienna
  • Eldorado Buses
  • Dodge Grand Caravan
  • Chevy Suburban
  • GMC Savana
  • Mercedes-Benz Metris

Shuttle Vans We Upfit

  • Commercial Vans
  • Activity Buses
  • Shuttle Buses
  • 10, 12, and 15-Passenger Vans
  • Multi-Function School and Activity Buses (MFSAB)
    • Collins
    • Starcraft
    • Bluebird

Van Upfitting Services

  • Branding and Decals
  • Ladder Racks
  • Trade Packages
  • Bulkheads
  • Anti-Slip Flooring
  • Partitions
  • Cargo Floors
  • Lift Gates
  • Floor Drawers
  • Drawer Units
  • Hitches
  • Ramps
  • Roof Vents
  • Shelving Modules
  • Running Boards and Steps
  • Fold-Away Shelving
  • Cranes

Truck Upfitting

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 F150
  • Ford Super Duty (F250, F350, F450, F550)
  • Chevrolet Silverado (1500, 2500, 3500)
  • Dodge RAM (1500, 2500, 3500 HD)
  • Kenworth T370
  • Isuzu NPR & NQR
  • Toyota Tundra
  • Mitsubishi Fuso
  • Freightliner M2106
  • Peterbilt 567
  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
  • Hino M Series

Truck Upfitting Services

  • Floor Drawers
  • Pickup Truck Hitches
  • Hitch Accessories
  • Ladder Racks
  • Roof Racks
  • Contractor Rig Racks
  • Tonneau Covers and Truck Bed Covers
  • Cargo Trailer Equipment
  • Lift Gates
  • Caps
  • Boxes
  • 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

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.

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.