Fleet Leasing

Government Transportation Programs     

We know government too.

Merchants’ variety of leasing options and programs make managing and maintaining your government transportation vehicles easy. We work to understand the specialized services needed for federal, state and local agencies bringing more than 50 years of experience delivering customer-focused solutions coupled with the latest in fleet technology. Government Transport provides flexible vehicle management tools, tailored to meet the needs of all your vehicles.

We offer a variety of cost-effective maintenance and insurance programstelematics and fuel management solutions, as well as accidentsafety and risk management services. Together we can manage every aspect of your fleet, to keep it safe and efficient.



Merchants’ open-end lease offers government agencies generally lower payments, freeing up your budget. You should take into consideration resale values, interest rates, mileage, and market conditions.


Our closed-end lease offers a fixed-cost that does not change during the term; you simply return the vehicle with no resale requirement.

Short-Term Solutions

At Merchants, short-term vehicle contracts are available starting at two months. We offer special programs for seasonal or other temporary needs.

Tax-Exempt and Municipal

Tax-exempt leasing provides qualified government agencies vehicles at attractive terms and rates with streamlined documentation. Through a municipal lease, agencies receive full ownership of their vehicles based on flexible installment payments.

Special Government Pricing

Merchants receives discounted government pricing on vehicles directly from the manufacturers. You can also take advantage of our leverage with national partners on a variety of negotiated services, meaning you can save both time and money on everything from routine maintenance to new vehicle parts.

Vehicle Selection

Get any make, any model. We offer a wide variety of marked police or undercover vehicles, trucks, sedans, armored protection, shuttle buses, alternative fuel, natural disaster recovery units—we’re able to source any type of vehicle you might need, customized to your specifications.

Fleet Service Programs

Merchants offers a variety of flexible programs to keep your fleet on the road. Our National Accounts Program entitles standard-sized vehicles to significant discounts with trusted names like Firestone®, Goodyear®, Valvoline® Instant Oil Change, Jiffy Lube®, Pep Boys®, and more, just around the corner or anywhere in the United States. For unique special purpose vehicles, we’ll work together to find independent dealerships and repair shops that will provide quality, reliable services.

Service programs to meet your specific fleet needs include:

Get a proposal. We have a specialized government-only team to handle all federal, state and local programs. We can tailor a government vehicle leasing program for your needs.

Search Our Resources

Find various documents covering important fleet topic categories