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September 18, 2017

2017 Fleet Visionaries Honored at AFLA

The second class of fleet visionaries were honored at the 2017 Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA) annual conference in Las Vegas on Sept. 18.

September 13, 2017

Merchants Fleet Management Named Top Workplace

For the third year in a row, Merchants Fleet Management has been named BusinessNH magazine's 2017 Best Company to Work, the Hookset, N.H.-based fleet management company announced.

September 7, 2017

How Fleet Management Companies Prepped for Irma

Fleet management companies put in place resources for commercial fleets with vehicles in South Florida that may have suffered damage from Hurricane Irma. They helped drivers locate fuel, identified replacement units, and managed an influx of calls from drivers.

August 25, 2017

Merchants CEO Villano to Step Down

Glen Villano will step down as chief executive of Merchants Fleet Management after leading the Hooksett, New Hampshire-based fleet management company for more than 5 years.

August 18, 2017

Fleet Visionary Honorees Have Been Selected

The honorees for 2017 Fleet Visionary Awards have been selected and will be revealed at the AFLA 2017 annual conference in September.

August 10, 2017

Trump's EPA Expands Review of Obama's Mileage Rules

The Trump administration is reopening a federal review of Obama-era fuel economy rules covering the 2022 to 2025 model years, and expanding the review to include the 2021 model year signed into law in 2012.

August 9, 2017

Merchants Nominated as Coolest Company for Young Professionals

Merchants Fleet Management has been selected as one of the finalists for the 2017 Rising Star award, "Coolest Company for Young Professionals." The organization Stay, Work, Play developed this award to honor companies in New Hampshire that create environments to attract and retain young workers.

August 1, 2017

Merchants Fleet Management Hires Northeast Sales Manager

Merchants Fleet Management has hired Mike Gavio as a sales manager for the northeast region, the fleet management company announced.

July 17, 2017

Q. How do we start the vehicle upfitting process?

A. The best source to obtain feedback is to work with customers, drivers, and field technicians. The drivers and field technicians operate the equipment and know what is required to perform their daily job functions...

July 17, 2017

Q. How does vehicle upfitting optimize efficiency?

A. Standardizing vehicle and upfit specs can have numerous operational benefits. This can streamline initial vehicle ordering, provide consistent asset-to-asset capitalized cost, reduce new driver training, and provide flexibility when reassigning...

July 17, 2017

Q. Can vehicle upfitting improve driver safety and reduce vehicle accidents?

A. Yes. A properly spec'd upfit design can help reduce driver injuries, and insurance and liability claims. Aftermarket equipment such as grab handles, step bumpers, side steps, and drop-down ladder racks can reduce driver strain and fatigue...

July 17, 2017

Q. How does vehicle upfitting reduce costs?

A. In addition to reducing accidents and insurance costs, vehicle and upfit packages which have been correctly spec’d with operational and lifecycle efficiency in mind can provide the greatest return on investment...

July 11, 2017

2017 Fleet Visionary Award Nominations End Tomorrow

The nomination period for the second annual Fleet Visionary award ends tomorrow, Friday, July 14.

June 12, 2017

Call for Nominations: Fleet Visionary Awards

Now is the time to nominate a visionary for the second annual Fleet Visionary Awards, which recognizes those who have brought a new perspective to running a commercial fleet with the result that the fleet is more operationally efficient, cost-effective, safer, or any combination of these.

June 8, 2017

Merchants Fleet Management Realigns Operations

The realignment is intended to position Merchants Fleet Management for aggressive growth of its portfolio, according to the fleet management company.

May 18, 2017

Merchants Fleet Management Named Great Place to Work

Merchants Fleet Management has been certified as a great workplace today by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work for a second year, the fleet management company announced.

May 17, 2017

Q. How can windshield-mounted cameras and other devices meet the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation (FMCSR) section 5301 safety standard while not causing an obstruction?

A. Windshield mounted devices should never obstruct a driver's view. Based on the design of the vehicle and the device itself, exact placement will shift but...

May 17, 2017

Q. What factors need to be taken into account when calculating the lifecycle costs of a vehicle from acquisition through disposal?

A. Total cost of ownership will vary based on the type of vehicle used, application, and operating conditions. Generally speaking, cost of ownership will include...

May 12, 2017

Merchants Honored for Commitment to Employee Health

The company received the CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation for maintaining a strong commitment to the health of its employees and satisfying the latest, comprehensive requirements of the Gold Standard.

May 9, 2017

Merchants Hires Senior Truck and Upfit Engineer

Merchants Fleet Management has hired Joe Birren as senior truck and upfit engineer, the fleet management company has announced.

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