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.”
Support Services Manager, Royal Cup Coffee
“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 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.
What upfits do you offer?
We understand the importance of safety and accessibility when it comes to residential care vehicle. Common upfits include rear and side wheelchair lifts, ramps, safety lights, partitions, alarm system, brandings and decals and upfits for facility work trucks, such as plows.
What are the benefits of fleet vehicle remarketing?
If you are looking to sell buses or non-traditional/specialty vehicles you already own, consider our GuaranteeBUY program. Similar to fleet lease disposal, this program will offer you a guaranteed price up front for your vehicles. We assess your vehicles, and then our remarketing experts determine the appropriate value. From there, we handle the entire fleet remarketing process, including any inspections and fees associated with selling.
What are the best vehicles for assisted living and residential facilities?
It depends on your needs, but our most popular vehicles for residential care include the Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter, Toyota Sienna, Chrysler Voyager, and passenger buses.
What kind of fleet leasing and funding terms are available?
We provide a variety of leasing and funding to meet your needs. Closed-end leases offer a fixed monthly payment, which is important for budget planning, while also offering mileages and terms to fit your specific program needs. An open-end lease gives you complete leasing structure flexibility, which is ideal if you want a plan that is as close to vehicle ownership as possible but with all the benefits of leasing. If you’ve purchased your own vehicles, we can add fleet management services, and for a full service option we have our FleetAssist program.
What are the benefits of a fleet management solution?
A fleet management solution will help keep you and your residential care community running safely and efficiently. Benefits include: reducing operational costs, reducing administrative burden, lowering fleet repair costs, and ensuring the highest level of safety for you, your employees, and your residents. Plus, even if you own your own vehicles, we can help! Merchant Fleet can add fleet management services to help with administration time and manage operational costs. With FleetAssist and our administered maintenance program, our experts take on the day-to-day administration of your fleet, which frees up more of your time.
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.