Mercury serves many types of fleets beyond government, corporate, and global institutional fleets. These clients have diverse needs and fleet industry sectors range from school districts to higher education and non-profit or membership organizations to utility companies. Contact us to learn more about the many different kinds of fleets that we have served.
Mercury has provided consulting services for more than 30 municipal, investor-owned, and federal utilities, including some of the largest in the U.S. and Canada. Our utility project work includes numerous best practice / fleet optimization studies, optimal vehicle replace analyses, long-term vehicle replacement plans, and fleet rightsizing initiatives. LEARN MORE ABOUT MERCURY’S SERVICES
Sampling of Mercury’s Utility Clients
BC Hydro, selected Mercury to conduct a fleet best practices assessment as well as development of a vehicle sourcing strategy. Mercury also assisted BC Hydro with the selection and development of fleet system functional requirements for an enterprise fleet management information system. The project included defining system requirements and interface specification, training BC Hydro staff on how to evaluate systems, and serving as a technical advisor.
Bonneville Power Administration is a U.S. federal agency under the Department of Energy and is one of four federal agencies responsible for marketing power generated by federally owned hydroelectric facilities. BPA selected Mercury to develop a petroleum reduction plan and strategies for increasing the use of alternative fuels.
Hoosier Energy is an electric supplier in southern Indiana and has a fleet of about 350 vehicles and 150 units of equipment.
Hoosier Energy engaged Mercury to assist the company in conducting the preparation, evaluation, and negotiation of a request for proposals for fleet management and leasing service offerings. An additional project included an assessment of the present mode of operation, identification of service and policy gaps, current internal administration costs, and assessment of the company’s fleet management information systems.
Hoosier Energy also contracted Mercury to assist with several fleet improvement initiatives in including policies and procedures, a fleet replacement plan, and development of key decision-making tools.
Southern California Edison is a subsidiary of Edison International and is the primary electricity supply company for much of Southern California. It operates a fleet of about 6,000 vehicles.
SCE retained Mercury to assist with the optimization of its fleet, vehicle life cycle replacement analyses, long-term replacement planning, and acquisition / remarketing processes.
Suncor Energy engaged Mercury to assess the feasibility of implementing a commercial-off-the-shelf fleet management information system to enhance the company’s ability to manage its fleet of mining haul trucks.
Mercury also assisted Suncor with a number of other services, including creation of a policy framework of comprehensive fleet policies and procedures, a driver’s guidebook, and a service level agreement structure that defined the fleet department’s responsibilities, services, timelines, fees, and standards for their customers.
NON-PROFIT AND MEMBERSHIP ASSOCIATIONS
Members of our professional staff have provided research, professional management and administrative support, and/or management training services to a large number of professional and trade associations and not-for-profit organizations. LEARN MORE ABOUT MERCURY’S SERVICES
Sampling of Mercury’s Non-Profit / Membership Association Clients
Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin is the largest of more than 165 Goodwill organizations in the world and has been providing services since 1919. Some 5,700 Goodwill employees work in nearly 100 locations throughout the non-profit’s 23-county territory in southeastern Wisconsin and metropolitan Chicago.
Goodwill Industries of Southeast Wisconsin engaged Mercury to conduct an assessment of its retail 100-unit retail distribution truck and tractor fleet, including lease contracts and maintenance practices.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints contracted with Mercury to assist its fleet department with the development of a business case supporting the implementation of a global fleet management information system. Mercury conducted an assessment of the Church’s current practices associated with the data management of its global fleet of about 11,250 vehicles. The Church Fleet Administration manages and operates a fleet of approximately 7,700 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada as well as an additional estimated additional 3,550 vehicles in 120 other countries throughout the world
NAFA is a not-for-profit association for professionals who manage fleets of sedans, law enforcement vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations across the globe. The organization provides its members with a full range of products and services, including statistical research, publications, regional chapter meetings, government representation, seminars, online information, and an annual Institute & Expo.
Mercury has provided training and professional development courses and materials for NAFA for more than a decade. For information on these courses, visit our Events page at http://mercury-assoc.com/resources/events/
NPMA is a membership association for personal property and fixed-asset professionals. The organization has members throughout the U.S., in Canada, and overseas. Each member belongs to one of the 60 local NPMA chapters, and each chapter falls in one of three geographical regions.
Mercury, in partnership with NPMA, provides training and certification in several federal fleet management disciplines. The Federal Fleet Certification program is a nationally recognized course of study that enables people in the business of federal fleet management to obtain an education, achieve certification, achieve recognition, and improve competitive skills.
NTEA represents companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to NTEA. The organization provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services.
Mercury has provided training and professional development courses and materials for the NTEA for a number of years. For information on these courses, visit our Events page at http://mercury-assoc.com/resources/events/
SourceAmerica is one of two U.S. nonprofits designated to support nonprofit agencies participating in the AbilityOne Program – a program that provides employment opportunities for people who are blind or have other significant disabilities. The organization was founded in 1974 by the federal government to assist organizations such as Goodwill Industries International, National Easter Seals Society, the American Congress of Community Supports and Employment Services, the Arc of the United States, United Cerebral Palsy, and International Association of Jewish Vocational Services receive government grants. Prior to July 1, 2013, SourceAmerica was known as NISH.
SourceAmerica engaged Mercury to develop a business proposal and support its efforts to provide maintenance services to the Department of State, including pricing for services.
Mercury was engaged to assist NISH with preparing for a fleet program inspection at Tinker Air Force Base. Mercury consultants conducted a pre-inspection and trained staff on Air Force inspection requirements in advance of the official inspection.
Mercury has provided many studies for NISH over the past decade. Project work included development of a facilities master plan for a maintenance / fuel facility, several policy and procedure development initiatives, request for proposals for the Honolulu Goodwill, ASP hosting services, best practices reviews, fleet executive recruitment, professional development and training. Mercury also developed a website for NISH in support of its nationwide initiative to provide fleet management and maintenance services for Department of Defense and civilian agencies.
Research Organizations and Professional Associations
Members of Mercury’s professional staff have provided research, professional management and administrative support, and/or management training services to a large number of professional and trade associations and research and training organizations. LEARN MORE ABOUT MERCURY’S SERVICES
- American Public Works Association
- Asia Business Forum (Singapore and Malaysia)
- Asociación Nacional de Empresarios de Colombia
- Automotive Fleet and Leasing Association
- Central and Eastern Europe Fleet Forum (Czech Republic)
- Evensys (Romania)
- Fleet Europe Forum (Luxemburg)
- Fleet News Europe Conference (United Kingdom)
- Global Knowledge Conferences (India)
- Innovative Solutions (Jamaica)
- International Automotive Remarketers’ Alliance
- Instytut Logistyki i Magazynowania/Institute of Logistics and Warehousing (Poland)
- Marcus Evans (China, Saudi Arabia, Thailand)NAFA Fleet Management Association
- National Conference of State Fleet Administrators
- National Property Management Association
- Police Fleet Expo
- Pythia International (Romania)
- Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association
- National Cooperative Highway Research Program
- RAND Corporation
- Srednogorie Industrial Cluster (Bulgaria)
- UNI Strategic (United Arab Emirates)
SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES
Mercury has evaluated fleet management practices for more than 40 schools, universities, and colleges throughout North America. LEARN MORE ABOUT MERCURY’S SERVICES
The California Polytechnic University selected Mercury to assess compliance of its fleet program activities with State policies and mandates. We identified fits and gaps to program requirements and proposed solutions to bring Cal Polys’ program into full compliance.
Mercury was retained by Duke University to conduct a review of fleet practices. The project included a best practices assessment, a fleet right-sizing analysis, and development of a long-range fleet replacement plan. Duke is one of the leading, private higher education institutions with nearly 15,000 students served by over 37,000 full and part-time employees.
Mercury was contracted by Wipro Technologies to assist in the implementation of Oracle’s E-Business Suite and Real-Time Scheduler and Sunflower’s Trinetra GPS and school bus routing software for Emirates Transport to support the routing, scheduling, and transportation of approximately 250,000 students to 800 schools using 3,575 school buses in the United Arab Emirates.
Fordham University engaged Mercury to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the management and operation of its vehicle and equipment fleet. The University operates campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan in New York City and in Westchester County, NY.
The Harford County, MD Procurement Department engaged Mercury to perform a fleet management best practices, consolidation feasibility, and replacement study for the County’s combined general government and public schools fleet of more than 2,200 vehicles and pieces of equipment.
Loudoun County engaged Mercury to conduct a fleet maintenance outsourcing feasibility study, focusing on roughly 1,000 light and medium-duty vehicles used by Loudoun County Public Schools. Mercury also conducted a best management practices review, a fleet utilization and rightsizing study, a review of current fleet management costs and charge-back rates, and a review of fleet replacement reserve funds, rates, and alternative capital financing approaches for the County’s school and government fleet operations.
Sam Houston State University engaged Mercury to provide fleet management consulting services. SHSU is part of the Texas State University System. It is located in Huntsville, Texas and has an enrollment of nearly 18,000 students. The University operates a fleet of about 170 vehicles.
Mercury was selected by the University of Western Ontario to develop a strategic fleet plan. The project included assessing fleet operations to maximize efficiency, sustainability, and economic performance. Located in London Ontario, UWO is the fourth largest university in Canada.