Keep Your Drivers Safe and Your Costs Down With Fleet Safety Training

Safety & Training

Insights to improve safety and reduce liability

The best way to save on insurance premiums is to reduce your number of accidents. And the best way to do that is through the right safety and training programs. You can choose a comprehensive program or use individual custom tools to meet your goals. Our safety and training services include:

Driver History Profiling: Know Your Driver

We are experts at mitigating risk and keeping drivers safe – and offer tools to help you measure the risk of accidents before they happen.

  • Separate Drivers into Risk Levels Through Customizable Point System
  • Reduce Potential Liability through Integrated Motor Vehicle Record Checks and Accident History
  • Decrease Insurance Premiums by Incorporating Fleet Policy and Driver Safety Training

Safety Training: Fewer Accidents by Design

We can provide a customized training program to help reduce accidents and liability exposure.

  • Easy-to-Use Online Trainings for Drivers
  • Drivers Receive Positive Reinforcement of Safe Driving Practices
  • Trigger-Based Training Ensures Training is Assigned at Appropriate Intervals

Motor Vehicle Records: Relevant Info on Demand

We collect and store all driver-related information in a centralized database. We pull the records and handle all the details, so it is always there when you need it.

  • Electronically Order, Review, and Monitor MVRs for All States
  • Customizable Point System Normalizes Points and Creates a Consistent Point Threshold Across States

“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.”

Jim Collins
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.”

Michael Gates
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.”

Neil Daley
Director of Merchandising, Floor Coverings International

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Merchants provide more insight into the acquisition and supply chain process?

We order vehicles from the OEMs in addition to upfit manufacturers. We can help you develop an acquisition strategy to ensure you receive the vehicles you need.

How does Merchants Fleet support its partners from a consulting perspective?

Our Merchants Fleet consulting team combines industry experience, analytical skills, big data, and the latest fleet technologies to provide tailored solutions across the entire fleet lifecycle. Whether you are looking to reduce costs, enhance corporate sustainability, upgrade fleet policies, or improve driver behavior, we will develop the most effective strategies to meet your goals.

How does Merchants Fleet support its partners from a technology perspective?

We have developed some of the most advanced tools and technologies for fleets today. TotalView allows you to access critical vehicle and fleet data anytime, anywhere. Our telematics system combines GPS technology and the connected vehicle to provide everything you need to know about your fleet. Our state-of-the-art technology will help you control operating expenses, utilization, productivity, and security. Our cutting-edge FleetShare program allows you take advantage of the latest pool technology to right-size your fleet, improve vehicle utilization rates, and reduce costs. TotalConnect allows you to monitor driver behavior with our connected vehicle technology. The data you receive can help eliminate the unknown so you can prioritize the safety of your drivers.

How is the upfit manage process managed?

We have an in-house upfit engineering team that will help you select the right vehicles for your fleet, spec the best aftermarket equipment, and choose the most qualified vendors for jobs. We are your single point of contact and ensure a streamlined upfit process.

What are the best vehicles for the oil and gas and mining industries?

The most popular type of commercial vehicles are typically medium-duty trucks, or any vehicle with lighter upfits, an enhanced engine, and four-wheel drive. These include the Ford F-250, RAM 2500, Nissan Titan XD, Chevy Silverado 2500HD, and GMC Sierra 2500HD.

What are the benefits of an outsourced fleet management company?

A fleet management solution will help keep you and your company 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 and your employees. Even if you own your own vehicles, we can help. We can add fleet management services to help with administration time and manage operational costs.

Reduce accidents and improve fleet safety.

Click below or call 866.653.2737 and let a Merchants Fleet safety expert show you how.