Today's telematics and GPS tracking technology is one of a fleet manager's most powerful tools in gathering measurable, actionable data about their fleet. By monitoring trip data, vehicle systems information, and driver behavior, you identify key areas of improvement to drive cost savings and improve safety. Merchants Fleet telematics are easily scaled and customized to suit specific business and industry needs, so fleets of varying sizes and configurations can all benefit from this accurate, high-performance technology.
By combining GPS technology and integrated telecommunications, telematics provides real-time and historic snapshots to help you manage expenses, utilization, productivity, compliance, and safety. The system sends, receives and stores information about each vehicle. You can easily monitor emissions, speed and idle times, system diagnostics, and much more.
Tuff Shed + Telematics = A 300% Reduction in Speeding
See how telematics helped Tuff Shed, Inc. make a dramatic change in driver behavior to improve the overall health of the company.
Using easy-to-install tracking devices, Merchants Fleet helps you tap into the full, detailed picture of your fleet’s daily operations. Our premium tracking will give you high-quality data recording and accurate engine diagnostics, all communicated securely and in real time.
View Data from the Vehicle’s Engine, Drivetrain, Instrument Cluster, and Other Subsystems
Get the Richest Information Possible Through Multiple Internal Networks
Electronic Logging Device (ELD) compliance is not just the law – it’s an important way for drivers to manage fatigue and stay safe. Telematics will streamline ELD logging procedures, reduce paperwork, and facilitate quicker inspections, making it simpler to stay in compliance with the latest regulations.
Mobile App Available for Easy, On-the-Spot Access
Automatically Monitor Duty Status Changes
Track Regulated Driver Time Spent in Each Duty Status
Provides IFTA Reporting
Monitor Driver Behavior
Through the power of telematics, you can capture detailed information about braking habits, speed, after-hours usage, acceleration, and other individual driver behaviors. You can then use this data to reduce risk, reinforce your company’s safety policies, and improve driver on-road behavior.
Gain Advanced Insight Into Drivers’ On-Road Activities with Safety Reports
Provide Immediate Feedback and Improve Driving Practices with In-Vehicle Driver Coaching
Instant Notifications with Accident Detection Alerts
Maintain a High-Quality Record of Overall Vehicle Health
Advanced telematics technology doesn’t equal complicated. Merchants Fleet is here to make installing, activating, and using your telematics and GPS tracking systems user-friendly so you can get the most information possible from day one. Once you start capturing data, you can leverage our fleet consulting experts to identify trends and make adjustments that improve fleet performance and reduce costs.
Easy Enrollment, Device Installation, and Vehicle Activation
Online Portal Training for Users
Easy-to-Understand Scorecard from Strategic Consulting Integrates Telematics Data
“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 can Merchants Fleet help my transition to EVs?
From simple to complex, Merchants has the experience, skills, tools and expertise to enable your transition to EV. It’s no secret that the EV movement is happening, and we’ll be your trusted partner who can help you stay ahead of the curve and achieve both your fleet and sustainability goals. A fleet can make a large impact on sustainability and vehicle operations and working with a fleet management company is a low-risk way to do that. They are a viable option for your business and total cost of ownership.
What does “mobility” mean in terms of fleet management?
The term “mobility” has long been an integral part of fleet management, but in today’s ever-changing world, it has evolved into something far more extensive. Mobility now stands as a new way of thinking; a transformative, on-demand philosophy that can unlock new opportunities in delivering the most efficient transportation that is needed, when it is needed, and for exactly how long it is needed. We invite you to explore our Mobility Calculator, which is designed to model out a scenario in which a mix of mobility and long-term leasing solutions can potentially save money while increasing flexibility within your fleet.
How much could I save if I improved my MPG?
Fuel is the second largest expense for fleets after depreciation. Since you can’t control prices at the pump, examining your fleet’s MPG is one way to manage your fuel spend. Use our Fuel Savings Calculator to see how much you’re spending today, and how much you can potentially save by focusing on your MPG.
How can EVs reduce Total Cost of Ownership?
Electric vehicles can lower maintenance costs, lower fuel costs, and reduce downtime, all of which contributes to a reduced Total Cost of Ownership.
What is your AdoptEV service?
Our EV experts and fleet team will create a custom EV adoption plan best suited to meet your organizational goals and needs. You will also receive a tailored strategy to execute your adoption, including vehicle reservations, best locations for EV conversion, ordering and leasing, EVSE charging and funding options, and more.
What utility upfits do you offer?
We provide vehicle upfitting services for any type of vehicle — Class 1 to Class 8 trucks; light, medium, and heavy duty vehicles; commercial buses, vans, and shuttles; and passenger vehicles.
No matter your industry, our truck and van upfitting services will be tailored to your business, fleet size, and goals.
Total Fleet Coverage
Our national footprint allows us to service clients all over the United States. No matter the size of your fleet, we’re ready to help you find a management solution that works for your business. From flexible leasing and comprehensive maintenance to innovative telematics and cost-saving fuel management, we’ll create a tailored plan to meet your needs.
Optimize driver behavior by using telematics to reduce speeding instances by 43%.
Merchants Fleet can show you how to use telematics data to reduce risk and improve safety. Call 866.653.2737 or click below.