The Agile Fleet

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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

Why sharing vehicles is good news (and how to communicate that to your stakeholders)

Posted by The Agile Fleet on February 20, 2018

In a perfect world, you could get out a megaphone and announce to your drivers that everyone is going to start sharing vehicles and everyone will jump up and cheer. Unfortunately announcing the news that you are going to share – especially for those who are driving their own company vehicle - may not be such welcome news.


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

Getting to Start: How to Measure Your Fleet Utilization When You Don’t have Fleet Technology

Posted by The Agile Fleet on January 25, 2018

Many people come to us saying they have no way of tracking or managing their vehicles or the employees using their vehicles. Most have no vehicle sharing program. Some do share vehicles, but are doing it manually, with email, spreadsheets, and paper. And while many do track odometer or fuel burn, the majority have no idea of whether their vehicles are efficiently utilized or not, or how to go about getting data to support an answer.


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

Take the next step in vehicle sharing: share between departments (Part 1)

Posted by The Agile Fleet on November 07, 2017

If your organization has several departments individually sharing vehicles, congratulations! You're already saving money and acheiving efficiencies that sharing brings. Many organizations haven’t taken that first step yet. But if you have, we want to encourage you to consider going the next step: share between multiple departments. 


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Topics: Motor Pool Technology, Utilization, Right-sizing

Don’t underestimate the importance of service to your motor pool’s bottom line

Posted by The Agile Fleet on July 11, 2017

Reducing vehicles by sharing can save tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars, but don't underestimate the impact of customer service on the bottom line, too. Mike Hardesty, former fleet manager for Indiana University, agrees. “Personally I don’t purchase a product or service without the expectation of great customer service. If I have an issue and feel as though the organization or business doesn’t really care about me as a customer, I will find an alternative.


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Topics: University Motor Pool, Motor Pool Technology, Customer Satisfaction