For far too long, fleet managers have accepted less than optimal solutions when facilitating their organization’s vehicle pool. At Merchants Fleet, we challenge the status quo by using innovative technology to eliminate common fleet management pitfalls such as under-utilization inefficiency, lost keys, and time-consuming logistics. We solve the issues that others do not. The result is a fleet that is more nimble, cost-effective, and easy to access by drivers across your organization, while fleet managers are able spend less time on pool management due to self-service technology.
Transform Your Fleet
By incorporating big data, vehicle telematics, and mobility technology, we have achieved a new standard in pool management: true fleet optimization. Our software-based platform, FleetShare, is built with the latest pool technology capacities and is backed by the brightest minds in the fleet industry. While its online reservation and wireless vehicle access alone would be a tremendous improvement over the existing infrastructure, the real benefit lies in having the right vehicles at the right time, and up-to-the-minute data so you know how to reduce inefficiencies and better meet your demands.
Unlock the Power of Mobility
With Merchants Fleet as your fleet mobility partner, you can open the door to new ways of thinking about and managing your fleet.
Right-Size your Fleet and Remove Unnecessary and Under-Performing Assets
Reduce Time, Resource, and Cost Allocations
Reduce Administrative Burden
Improve Vehicle Tracking Capabilities and Promote Organizational Accountability
Avoid Lost Keys and Easily Locate Where Vehicles Are and Who Has Them
Simplify Billing Procedures
Formulate Accurate Reporting Through Real-Time Data Specific to Your Fleet’s Needs
Enhance Fleet Utilization on a Per-Vehicle Basis
Boost Your Team’s Productivity Through Greater Vehicle Usage Flexibility
With proper pool management, you no longer have to rely on chance for vehicles to be available or to be at the right place at the right time. FleetShare unlocks the full capacity of your fleet so drivers experience a new level of flexibility and efficiency.
“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.
It’s time to free your fleet.
Contact us at 866.653.2737 or click below to discuss how pool management can give your drivers more flexibility.