The Agile Fleet

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Expert Tips for Starting a Motor Pool

Posted by The Agile Fleet on February 08, 2017

We talk to many organizations that want to start a motor pool -- but there is much more to launching a successful motor pool operation than picking a solution and implementing it. What does it take start an efficient car sharing initiative? Here are some of the key factors recommended by our fleet experts that can increase the likelihood of your organization’s success.

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Topics: Motor Pool Technology, Starting a Motor Pool

Part 1: An Insider's look at Forsyth County, NC Fleet Success with Fleet Manager Kevin Rogers

Posted by The Agile Fleet on January 24, 2017

This is Part One of a two-part Interview with Kevin Rogers, Fleet Manager for Forsyth County, North Carolina.

Kevin Rogers, Fleet Manager for Forsyth County, NC took over the county fleet in 2008. The county had approximately 600 vehicles and needed better oversight of nearly all aspects of its fleet management. Their vision was to reduce overall fleet costs by sharing vehicles and creating motor pools throughout the county. Kevin was instrumental in defining the project and ...

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Topics: Insider, Government Motor Pool, Motor Pool Technology, Starting a Motor Pool, Right-sizing

The Importance of Valid Odometer Readings

Posted by The Agile Fleet on January 11, 2017

Odometer readings are considered one of the most essential data points in fleet management. Not only does having accurate odometer values help guarantee that preventative maintenance is kept current (which ensures a safe fleet), it also provides accurate vehicle valuation and lifecycle stage data for right-sizing. Having accurate and current odometer values helps you determine the value of the vehicle and be able to make decisions about when and if you should dispose of it. Keeping an aging fleet past ...

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Topics: Motor Pool Technology, Utilization, Fleet Metrics, Right-sizing

An Insider's look at Scott County, MN POV expense reduction with Transit and Fleet Manager Troy Beam

Posted by The Agile Fleet on December 13, 2016

When Scott County, MN, launched a fleet automation project nearly four years ago, cutting personal vehicle use (POV) expenses was a major objective. According to County Transit and Fleet Manager Troy Beam, the county had been spending $250,000 annually in mileage reimbursements from personal vehicle usage. Other goals the County set included automating and streamlining the vehicle reservation process, sharing vehicles, managing keys, improving vehicle utilization, and reducing costs. In this interview, Beam ...

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Topics: Insider, Government Motor Pool

Wondering what a good vehicle utilization rate is? Our answer may not be what you expect.

Posted by The Agile Fleet on November 02, 2016

Here at Agile Fleet we get asked all the time: “What is a good vehicle utilization rate?” It’s an interesting question. But to answer it, we need to phrase the question a little differently. In actuality the question should be: “What’s a good utilization number for each class of vehicle, at each location that I have, that are available to people at the time they are needed?” That may be a mouthful, but it’s really what you should be asking.

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Topics: Utilization, Fleet Metrics

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