The Agile Fleet

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How much time do you spend managing the motor pool?

Posted by The Agile Fleet on October 02, 2018

It’s easy to be lulled into the idea that dedicating one or more staff to managing the motor pool is a necessary expense. But have you ever analyzed how much time it takes to handle essential processes that could be automated? Have you considered what other essential duties could be covered by staff if those processes were automated? And, have you considered how many vehicles you could eliminate if you had efficient processes that allowed your vehicles to be used multiple times per day? There’s big savings to ...

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Topics: ROI, Motor Pool Technology, FMIS, Fleet Management Technology

Why buy fleet software when you can build your own?

Posted by The Agile Fleet on April 17, 2018

As fleet organizations grow, they commonly get to a point where they need to automate at least part of their fleet management. Whether it’s to track vehicle data, track driver information, understand utilization, manage preventive maintenance, or to automate the manual tasks associated with sharing vehicles -- they know they need more than paper and spreadsheets.

Some fleet managers try to do what may seem like a simple task: create their own system. Here are some of the reasons we often hear from ...

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Topics: Motor Pool Technology, FMIS, Fleet Management Technology

Checklist for Selecting a Maintenance Technology Solution

Posted by The Agile Fleet on May 24, 2017

There are many solutions out there for managing maintenance and tracking technician time, but are they easy to use? Do they consider real-world working environments faced by technicians and shop managers? Here is a quick checklist for technician time tracking and work order management capabilities you should look for.

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Topics: FMIS, Fleet Management Technology, Preventive Maintenance

Expert Tips for a Successful PM Program

Posted by The Agile Fleet on April 04, 2017

If you are looking for a good reason to have a great Preventive Maintenance (PM) program, look no further than your financial bottom-line. Sound PM programs save money. Period. As a fleet manager, you should be prepared to defend your budgets relative to staffing, parts, and even the fleet management information system needed to efficiently manage your efforts. Understanding the cost-savings and the components of a great preventive maintenance program are key.

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Topics: FMIS, Fleet Management Technology, Preventive Maintenance

FMIS launch overwhelming? Do it in these 3 easy steps.

Posted by The Agile Fleet on March 07, 2017

If you are overwhelmed at the thought of launching a fleet management information system (FMIS), don’t be. Launching a new FMIS is easier than ever due to the nature of the web-based technology and the refined implementation processes offered by fleet technology vendors.

All FMIS vendors are not alike. Select a vendor that you are comfortable with… one that can describe their approach in a way that you clearly understand.

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Topics: University Motor Pool, Government Motor Pool, Utilization, Starting a Motor Pool, FMIS, Fleet Management Technology

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