Merchants Fleet announced it has accepted appointment to the Northwestern University Transportation Center’s Business Advisory Council (BAC), an elite group of experts focused on the complex issues facing the nation’s transportation industry.
As the sole representative of the nation’s fleet management industry, Merchants will provide critical input to help drive the Center’s research and educational programs around the long-term improvement of the nation’s distribution systems.
Merchants currently manages over 150,000 vehicles nationally, which provide fleet data and insights that can transform the transportation industry. In the company’s logistics & delivery market alone, 3.5 million homes receive packages in a Merchants vehicle daily.
“Merchants is proud to join this esteemed group of transportation professionals, and we look forward to providing our expertise on some of the hottest industry topics facing our nation today” said Brendan P. Keegan, CEO of Merchants Fleet. “Trends like electrification of fleets, B2Me deliveries, and supply chain challenges are just the starting point, and Merchants is committed to aligning with organizations that can support our company and our clients in staying ahead of these future trends.”
The Transportation Center’s Business Advisory Council is unequaled by any academic transportation advisory board in the country, and it relies on the real-world expertise, insights and guidance of its prestigious Council members whose perspective is vital to the Center’s research and educational programs designed to address the changing needs of the dynamic transportation industry.
“Merchants Fleet and Brendan Keegan bring an innovative approach to transportation fleet management that will complement the multiple modes of freight and passenger transportation companies and senior executives represented on our BAC,” said Bret Johnson, NUTC senior associate director.”