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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.

May 4, 2017

Merchants Fleet Management Website Awarded

Merchants has been awarded the IMA Outstanding Achievement award for Merchantsfleetmanagement.com, the fleet management company announced.

April 21, 2017

Merchants Fleet Management Hires Alamo General Manager

Merchants Fleet Management has hired Todd Welle as general manager for the fleet management company's Alamo Leasing division, the company announced.

April 10, 2017

In Memoriam: Retired Merchants Strategic Account Manager Gaffney

Dana Gaffney, retired strategic account manager for Merchants Fleet Management, passed away on March 25 from lung cancer. She was 60. During her career in fleet leasing, Gaffney worked for Kayser Leasing, Velcor, ULTEA, and ALD Automotive USA.

January 31, 2017

Merchants Continues Growth of Sales Team

Merchants Fleet Management continues to grow its sales team by hiring regional sales managers Pat Mangham and George Theodorou, the fleet management company announced.

January 11, 2017

Merchants Fleet Management Adds Sales Region

Merchants Fleet Management has established a new sales region covering the northeastern portion of the U.S. and promoted several associates to support the initiative, the fleet management company announced.

November 10, 2016

Merchants Names CFO, Alamo Leasing President

Merchants Fleet Management has named Jim Kessler president of its Alamo Leasing division and hired Jerry Pavelich as its chief financial officer, the Hooksett, N.H., fleet management company announced.

October 21, 2016

13 Ways to Improve Order-to-Delivery

Key areas for improvement are the development of better forecasting tools and greater collaboration between all logistics partners in the supply chain. Also, more transportation and rail infrastructure investment is needed.

October 19, 2016

Fleet Visionaries Honored at FTX

The inaugural class of Fleet Visionaries were honored at a ceremony in Schaumburg, Ill., during the 2016 Fleet Technology Expo.

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