The Agile Fleet

Insights, ideas, & expertise for optimal fleet management

Want to cut costs by understanding your fleet metrics? We picked our top 5 metrics you should keep your eye on.

Posted by The Agile Fleet on October 17, 2019

There are thousands of fleet metrics that can be used to describe a fleet. But which metrics do you need to look at to help you reduce costs and optimize the use of your vehicles? We’ve boiled it down to our top five. Here they are and why we chose them:


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Topics: Utilization, Fleet Metrics, Right-sizing

Is fleet right-sizing all that important? Yes, here's why.

Posted by The Agile Fleet on September 17, 2019

Having a right-sized fleet is essential to fulfilling the mission of your organization. Whether you are a community college with 15 vehicles or a large government, utility, or commercial enterprise with tens of thousands of vehicles, understanding and managing fleet utilization should be a top-of-mind thing that is at the core of right-sizing initiatives. Why? Because utilization metrics tell you about the size of your fleet relative to your needs. The size of your fleet directly impacts the ability to ...


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Topics: Utilization, Fleet Metrics, Right-sizing

Reduce fleet expenses by sharing between departments

Posted by The Agile Fleet on August 21, 2019

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.

For example, if a university admissions department has peak demands that require eight passenger vehicles for a few months out of the year, ...


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Topics: Utilization, Fleet Metrics, Right-sizing

Want to right-size, right now? Here are the 5 key ingredients you’ll need.

Posted by The Agile Fleet on July 23, 2019

Do you want to right-size your fleet? Right-sizing is a continuous initiative focused on ensuring you have the right quantity and the right class of vehicles available at the right locations - at the right time. What do you need to right-size your fleet? Here are the five key components we recommend:


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Topics: Utilization, Fleet Metrics, Right-sizing

Vehicle utilization: How do you define it?

Posted by The Agile Fleet on June 04, 2019

If you asked 10 fleet managers to define fleet utilization, you’d probably get 10 different answers. That’s ok. Each fleet is different and fleet managers need to look at utilization in a way that makes sense for their organization. Utilization is generally expressed as a measure of demand compared to some type of capacity or threshold. The value is often expressed as a percentage. For example, if 5 out of 10 vehicles in a fleet are used in a given period of time, we might say our utilization rate is 5/10 or ...


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Topics: Utilization, Fleet Metrics, Right-sizing