The Agile Fleet

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Managing Your Fleet in a COVID-19 World, Part 2: Disinfecting & Communicating with Drivers and Staff

Posted by The Agile Fleet on August 11, 2020

The way nearly all types of fleets are being utilized has been altered by the coronavirus pandemic. Many fleets have rolled out policies and procedures regarding disinfecting vehicles and keeping staff safe. Here are some resources and recommendations we have compiled to assist you in managing your fleet in a pandemic environment.

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Topics: covid-19 pandemic

Managing Your Fleet in a COVID-19 World, Part 1: Contact Tracing

Posted by The Agile Fleet on July 23, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has rocked the fleet world. Many fleet staff now work from home, special precautions must be taken within fleet to avoid spread of the virus, overall fleet utilization is down across most fleets, and according to a survey by Government Fleet Magazine, 80% of fleet staff feel their fleet budgets are going to be impacted.

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Topics: covid-19 pandemic

An Insider's look at Scott County, MN's Fleet Services

Posted by The Agile Fleet on May 26, 2020

Jason Allen is the system administrator for the Scott County, Minnesota fleet. Scott County, located southwest of Minneapolis, has a population of 141,000 people and covers 365 square miles. The Scott County, MN fleet has six motor pool sites located around the county, all managed from one central location. More than 900 people share the vehicles in the 84-vehicle motor pool, and they have some assigned vehicles as well.

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Topics: Insider, Fleet Policy, Government Motor Pool, Motor Pool Technology, Fleet Management Technology, FleetCommander Maintenance

Expert advice: how fleets can move forward positively - despite Covid-19

Posted by The Agile Fleet on May 12, 2020

Did you know that 80% of fleet managers expect budget reductions next year? Fleets hit hard financially by the Covid-19 crisis may now be required to make changes that will reduce costs, increase social distancing, and improve efficiency. The good news is that it may not be as difficult as you may think. Things like eliminating underused vehicles from the fleet, sharing vehicles in a self-service motor pool, and fleet right-sizing can all significantly reduce costs.

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Topics: ROI

Slash fleet expenses by sharing motor pool vehicles between departments

Posted by The Agile Fleet on April 29, 2020

Does your organization have multiple small fleets that serve discrete groups of individuals? Our experience has shown that operating small, geographically co-located sub-fleets in most organizations can be one of the least efficient ways to operate a fleet. Why? Because you generally plan for worst-case scenarios when it comes to the size of a department fleet.

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Topics: Utilization, Fleet Metrics, Right-sizing