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
Will you pick up the vehicles?
Yes. Our team will arrange the pickup and transportation of your vehicles.
What is included in your fleet remarketing services?
We take over all risk and handle the entire process for you, including, market research and outreach, resale strategies, pricing and transfer of ownership.
There are certain fees associated with our OpenTrac third-party remarketing option. Under GuaranteeBUY, all fees are covered by Merchants Fleet.
How long does the fleet vehicle remarketing process take?
With our GuaranteeBUY fleet remarketing program, you can receive payment for your vehicles in less than one business week. Our OpenTRAC program can take a few extra days (vehicles sell in an average of 18 days), but will give you the highest return for your vehicles.
What if I want to extend the term on my vehicle?
If you need to extend the term on your vehicle, you have options! We offer month-to-month terms if you need to extend for a short period, or you also have the option to change your vehicle over to a long-term lease if you need a more permanent arrangement.
Do I need to purchase insurance for my delivery vehicles?
Yes. Our vehicles are insured by the renter. You should have insurance to cover $1,000,000 liability policy for each vehicle.
How do I return the vehicles at the end of my contract?
We will arrange for the transportation of your vehicle when you are ready to return them. When you are approaching the end of your contract, please notify your Merchants account manager via phone or email correspondence at least 7 days prior to your anticipated end date. This allows our logistics team to arrange and schedule the pickup, and transport of your vans from where they are located.
You will need to remove all magnets, stickers, or other cosmetic changes made to the vehicle, sweep the cargo area and cabin, and clean out any trash from the inside of the van. You will also need to complete a digital condition report prior to releasing your vehicles to the transporter.
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.