Ford Fleet Identification Number

A FIN code, or Fleet Identification Number, ensures your company, municipality or business receives all the benefits and resources it needs from Ford and your local Ford dealer to be successful running your fleet operation. For each fleet type, there are requirements, acceptable documentation, and in service requirements Ford requires to be submitted before receiving a FIN number.

As a Fleet customer, you and your company will have access to benefits such as:

  • Fleet incentive and program information
  • Advance notice of product information
  • Vehicle order status and scheduling
  • Vehicle option availability
  • Priority scheduling

What vehicle types qualify to be registered for FIN code?

Acceptable Units In Operation

Vehicles within a customer’s fleet which can be counted towards meeting the eligibility requirements for a FIN code. Such vehicles include:
  • All cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles, or vans, regardless of manufacturer, model year, or vehicle weight/size.
  • Motor Homes/RV's
  • Busses/Coaches
  • Ambulances
  • Fire Engines
  • Motorized industrial equipment. Such equipment must have self-propelled mobility and be drivable.

Examples of acceptable equipment include: Fork lifts, Backhoes, Cranes, Tractors, Cement Mixers, Pavers, Street Sweepers, Bulldozers, Mack Trucks, Bobcats, ATV’s.

Unacceptable Units In Operation

Vehicles and equipment within a customer’s fleet that cannot be counted towards meeting the eligibility requirements for a FIN:
  • Golf Carts & Boats
  • Helicopters or Airplanes
  • Motorcycles
  • Snowmobiles
  • Riding Lawn Mowers
  • Engines
  • Non-Motorized, attached trailers

Examples of non-motorized, attached trailers that do not qualify include: horse trailers, truck trailers, boat trailers, and utility trailers.

To become a U.S Ford Fleet Account, for vehicles which are owned and operated in the United States, you must register for a U.S. Fleet Identification Number (FIN Code). You will also be asked to provide proof of eligibility documentation for the vehicles in your fleet.

U.S. FIN Code eligibility requirements and examples of acceptable documentation are listed by category below.

Body Modifier

A company that specializes in converting vehicles, i.e. limousines, dump trucks, ambulances etc. A separate FIN for the end user customer is required at time of sale.

U.S Eligibility Requirements
Proof of Business Enterprise No vehicle registrations needed.
Acceptable Documentation
Photos of upfits in progress to show the types of chassis’ utilized as well the types of upfits/modifications being completed.
In Service Requirements

None.

Commercial

A company that purchases or leases vehicles for use in conducting their day-to-day business.

U.S Eligibility Requirements
Registered or leased for use in operation 5 or more new vehicles (any make or model) during the current or preceding calendar year – OR – Currently operate a fleet of 15 or more vehicles (any make or model)
Acceptable Documentation

Current registrations, or insurance cards or schedule including declaration page, or lease agreements (accepted on new vehicles only), or buyers orders (accepted on new vehicles only), or billing statement from Fleet Management Company, or Titles (accepted on new vehicles only).

In Service Requirements
12 months in service OR 20,000 miles

Leasing Management Company

A company that purchases vehicles to lease out to Ford Motor Company End User customers. A separate FIN for the end-user customer is required at time of vehicle order.

U.S Eligibility Requirements

Registered or leased for use in operation 5 or more new vehicles (any make or model) during the current or preceding calendar year – OR – Currently operate a fleet of 15 or more vehicles (any make or model)

Acceptable Documentation
Photos of upfits in progress to show the types of chassis’ utilized as well the types of upfits/modifications being completed.
In Service Requirements

12 months in service OR 20,000 miles

Limo, Livery & Funeral

A company that purchases vehicles to be used in their “for-hire” transportation or funeral business.
U.S Eligibility Requirements

Proof of Business Enterprise
No vehicle registrations needed.

Acceptable Documentation
In Service Requirements

12 months in service OR 20,000 miles

Taxi

A company that purchases vehicles for the sole purpose of using it for taxi transportation.

U.S Eligibility Requirements

Proof of Business Enterprise
No vehicle registrations needed.

Acceptable Documentation

TLC Operator’s License

In Service Requirements

12 months in service OR 20,000 miles

Daily Rental

A company that rents vehicles by day, week or month to the general public.

U.S Eligibility Requirements
Registered or leased for use in operation 10 or more new vehicles (any make or model) during the current or preceding calendar year – OR – Currently operate a fleet of 15 or more vehicles (any make or model)
Acceptable Documentation

Current registrations, or Insurance cards or schedule including Declaration page, or Buyers order (accepted on new vehicles only), or Titles (accepted on new vehicles only), AND National Franchise Agreement, or Copy of Standard rental agreement.

In Service Requirements

6 months in service AND 12,000 miles, or 12 months regardless of number of months in service. *For repurchase in-service requirements refer to current year’s program announcement.

Government Agency

Any federal agency, state, city, county (called “parishes” in LA), town, village, Indian tribe/nation, school systems “Public School” in the title, district or authority.
U.S Eligibility Requirements

Registered or leased for use in operation 1 new vehicle (any make or model) during the current or preceding calendar year – OR – Currently operate a fleet of 3 or more vehicles (any make or model)

Acceptable Documentation

Current registrations, or Insurance cards or schedule including Declaration page, or Titles (accepted on new vehicles only), or Purchase orders, or Buyers orders (accepted on new vehicles only), or Lease agreements AND Purchase letter from the state on state letterhead, or Letter of Government Funding – The funding criteria can be utilized by the following entities – Companies Providing Social and Judicial Services such as – Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Residential Facilities, Ambulance and School Bus Transportation Companies, Adult Day Care, Centers for the Disabled, Drug Rehabilitation Centers, Job Assistance Centers, Charter Schools, and Law Enforcement Services Companies (e.g., prisoner transportation, serving warrants, etc.)

In Service Requirements

State & Local: 12 months in service OR 25,000 miles
OR
Federal: 6 months in service

Utility

A company that provides a utility service to the public. If the state, city or local government operates the company, they should have a Government FIN.

U.S Eligibility Requirements
Registered or leased for use in operation 10 or more new vehicles (any make or model) during the current or preceding calendar year – OR – Currently operate a fleet of 15 or more vehicles (any make or model)
Acceptable Documentation

Current registrations, or Insurance cards or schedule including Declaration page, or Lease agreements, or Buyers orders (accepted on new vehicles only), or Billing statement from Fleet Management Company, or Titles (accepted on new vehicles only)

In Service Requirements

12 months in service OR 20,000 miles

Ford Fleet Dealer

Chastang Ford is a leading Ford Fleet Dealer in the city of Houston, TX. We have a team of fleet specialists ready to assist your business to attain a Fleet Identification Number. Our fleet associates will help walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have along the way about U.S. Eligibility Requirements, Acceptable Documentation and In Service Vehicle Requirements. 

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