Getting people and goods where they need to be when they need to be there
What is mobility?
The term “mobility” has long been an integral part of fleet management, but in today’s ever-changing world, it has evolved into something far more extensive. Mobility now stands as a new way of thinking; a transformative, on-demand philosophy that can unlock new opportunities in delivering the most efficient transportation that is needed, when it is needed, and for exactly how long it is needed.
Short-Term Leasing & Long-Term Rentals
We understand that not all projects are created equal. When you are on a project, you may have increased or varied vehicle needs, the time frame may change, or you may require different vehicles, such as vans, pickups, or other specialty transportation. No matter if your company needs a short-term fleet leasing solution for seasonal business or a long-term rental for ongoing project-based work, our team of fleet industry leaders collaborate with you to develop a custom fleet leasing solution that aligns with your operational goals and budgetary allocation.
With unlimited mileage options and leasing terms starting as little as three months, our flexibility will maximize your return on investment and deliver the right vehicles to take on any job that comes your way. In addition, we provide continued fleet management service and guidance for short-term leases and long-term rentals to help your fleet function at its highest levels.
FleetShare is a revolutionary vehicle-sharing program for any commercial business or institution looking for a way to manage their fleet or motor pool more efficiently. With FleetShare’s innovative online and in-car wireless technologies, you have total control of daily operations and reporting, as well as convenient self-service reservations and keyless vehicle access for your drivers. The “one vehicle with many drivers” approach ensures that every asset of your fleet achieves its highest levels of utilization.
Achieving true fleet optimization can only occur when a strategically constructed plan is firmly in place. Backed by the brightest minds in the fleet industry, FleetShare will uncover any vehicle usage or maintenance inefficiencies, track accountability at the driver level, and improve the overall effectiveness of your fleet.
While you benefit from increased efficiency and reduced administration, your drivers reap the benefits of FleetShare’s easy-to-use technology, which gives them more control. Drivers can easily make and change reservations 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and they can pick up or drop off vehicles after-hours without needing staff assistance.
Total Cost of Mobility
Gain control of your fleet costs by harnessing the power of mobility. By partnering with Merchants Fleet, you gain instant access to significant benefits of working with a true fleet management consultant.
Merchants Fleet uses data and analytics to identify opportunities to rightsize your fleet and improve efficiencies, giving you the insights needed to allocate your resources to where and when you need them most. In leveraging mobility’s full capabilities, optimize your fleet spend by varying your fleet size with the right vehicles for the right duration.
Merchants Fleet has fleet management consultants who can help you understand your total cost of mobility. When total cost of mobility begins to factor in all modes of transportation, not just fleet, efficiency will truly be limitless. Read more about the future of mobility.
“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
How can I justify the additional cost of connected fleet software?
When it comes to connected vehicles, you've already paid for the intelligent hardware when you purchased it. Every gigabyte of data output by your vehicle contains insights to help potentially lower TCO and improve driver safety. If you're not collecting and analyzing this information, it's going down the drain.
How do you know a vehicle has connected technology?
There are more than 13 million connected vehicles in the United States, and over 90% of new cars sold include this technology. While it's easy to estimate that most 2020 MY vehicles and newer are connected capable, we'd be happy to review your fleet and pinpoint which vehicles can advantage of connected technology and where you still need a legacy telematics plug in device.
I am a current telematics user — why should I consider connected vehicles?
With a connected vehicle, telematics capability is already built into the vehicle including the cellular modem and advanced computer systems. Using these onboard systems reduces the costs associated with device installs and prevents device tampering.
Having your fleet connected allows for ease of access to the date as it will all live in TotalView through TotalConnect.
How do I find the MPG of my ICE vehicle?
Most modern cars have a digital MPG display, but it may not always be correct. For a more accurate reading, follow these steps:
Fill up your fuel tank
Reset the trip odometer (more information can be found in the car owner’s manual)
Drive. When your tank is at least half empty, fill again and note the number of gallons used to refill and the miles on the trip counter
Use the formula: Miles driven ➗ gallons used to fill the tank
For example, if you drove 100 miles on 10 gallons of gas, your MPG is 10.
What is the Utility kWh rate? How do I find it?
The Utility kWh rate is the price of power supplied by the utility company — in this case, electricity. It can be calculated by multiplying your kWh by the cost of electricity.
What does Mile per kWh mean?
Mile per kWh (kilowatts per hour) is a measurement of energy consumption for electric vehicles.
Efficient. Flexible. Timeless. Boundary-less.
Take your business to where it needs to be, when you need it there and in the most efficient way possible with mobility solutions. Click below or call 866.653.2737.