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 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.
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.