Commercial Car, Truck, and Van Fleet Rentals

Short-Term & Long-Term Fleet Rental Programs

Flexible fleet rentals to drive your business forward

Fleet leasing is never one-size-fits-all. You may have an existing fleet but require additional vehicles for a special project, or you might need a more flexible option that includes access to specialty vehicles on an as-needed basis.

Whatever your needs, we have short-term and long-term fleet rental programs that include the flexibility, availability, and upfitting services you need to optimize your fleet.

Short-Term Fleet Rentals

Whether you are a seasonal business like a camp, resort, or college, or a project-based business like an engineering or construction company, you can benefit from our short-term rentals. We offer flexible terms starting at 1 month and ranging up to a full year.

Features include:

  • Custom Mileage Options
  • No Minimum Quantity Requirement
  • Option to Convert to a Long-Term Lease
  • Supplemental Options Available for Long-Term Fleet Leasing Clients

Long-Term Fleet Rentals

Long-term fleet rentals are ideal for businesses with ongoing needs of several months, up to a year.

Obtaining long-term rentals through our fleet management company also gives businesses an incredible amount of flexibility. With our programs, you will have the option to convert to a long-term fleet lease if your project is extended, and you can add services as needed.

Fleet Rentals vs. Fleet Leases

Our fleet rentals range from 1 month to a year, while our fleet leases generally refer to open-end, long-term structures.

Rentals are treated on a flexible, month-to-month basis while leases involve a minimum contractual obligation.
In the case of open-end leases, lessees are responsible for any outstanding residual value.

Car Fleet Rentals

Featured Car Brands Available for Renting & Leasing:

  • Ford Escape
  • Nissan Sentra
  • Kia Forte
  • Kia Sorento
  • Nissan Altima
  • Nissan Rogue
  • Ford Expedition
  • Chevy Tahoe
  • Chevy Suburban

Truck Fleet Rentals

Featured Truck Brands & Models Available for Renting & Leasing:

  • Ford F-150
  • Ford Super Duty Lariat F-250
  • Ford Super Duty F-350, F-450, F-550
  • Chevrolet Silverado LTZ 1500, 2500, 3500
  • RAM Big Horn 1500, 2500
  • RAM 3500 HD

Van Fleet Rentals

Featured Van and Shuttle Brands & Models Available for Renting & Leasing:

  • 8, 10, 12 & 15 Passenger Ford Transit Vans
  • Ford Transit 15 Passenger Extended
  • AWD Ford Transit Passenger Vans
  • Ford Transit Cargo & Crew
  • Chevrolet Express Cargo Vans
  • Mercedes Sprinter Cargo, Crew & Passenger Vans
  • Toyota Sienna
  • Eldorado Buses
  • Dodge Grand Caravan
  • Chevy Suburban
  • GMC Savana Passenger Van
  • Multi-Function School & Activity Buses (MFSAB)
    • Collins
    • Starcraft Prodigy 14 Passenger
    • Bluebird

How Merchants Fleet Meets Your Rental Demands

Oil and gas, solar, mining, engineering, hospitality, and beyond — no matter your industry, our nationwide network of dealers and manufacturers enables us to deliver the vehicles you need, exactly when and where you need them.

Not sure where to start? Our team will work with you to determine the exact fleet rentals you need. We also offer vehicle upfitting services for specialty equipment and high-quality vehicle wraps to meet particular brand requirements.

Flexible Fleet Rental Terms & Time Frames

We pride ourselves on our flexible rental terms. While there is no “typical” time frame, our rentals often range from one month to a year.

No matter how short or long of a time frame you need, our experts will match you with an arrangement that best serves your business’ goals and budget. At the end of your terms, you will have the option to convert your rentals into long-term leases.

Cost Savings with Fleet Rentals

In some situations — such as seasonal demands or short-term projects — purchasing vehicles or obtaining a long-term lease is not cost effective, as vehicles can sit idle for long periods of time.

Fleet rentals offer more flexibility in these situations. Instead of making a long-term investment, you only pay for the exact length of time you need your vehicles. Rentals also allow you to add and de-fleet vehicles to match the demands of your business.

With the right vehicles and the right lease terms for your fleet, your business can:

  • Control Costs
  • Reduce Idle Times
  • Increase Driver Productivity

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the shortest fleet rental period offered?

The shortest fleet rental program we offer is 1 month. However, our clients will be responsible for transportation fees for rentals that are less than 90 days.

How long does it take to get approved for a fleet rental?

Our process takes an average of 3 to 5 days, which includes performing a credit check.

How long will it take receive my vehicles?

Once the contract is signed, you will receive your vehicles within 5 to 7 business days.

Are the fleet rentals allowed for off-road driving?

Our pickup truck rentals can be used for off-road use. However, our car and van rentals are not available for off-road use.

Can I drive my rental into other states?

Yes. Our fleet rental programs can include custom mileage options so that you can travel to and from wherever you need.

Can I put my company logo on the rental vehicle?

Yes. We have a full team of upfitting experts that 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.

Can I purchase the vehicle once I am done renting?

Yes. We have options to structure your rental terms so that you can convert to a long-term lease or buy out your vehicles.

Is there any type of special insurance needed for renting?

Most commercial umbrella insurance policies will suffice. We do require our clients to have automobile liability insurance at a minimum of $1 million combined single limit per occurrence, as well as comprehensive and collision insurance.

Questions about your fleet rental options?

Whether you need a short-term or long-term fleet rental, we have a flexible program to fit your business needs.