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

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.

Reduce accidents and improve fleet safety.

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