The Agile Fleet

Insights, ideas, & expertise for optimal fleet management

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

Need to make a business case for motor pool technology? Here’s help.

Posted by The Agile Fleet on August 04, 2016

If you are reading this you probably already know that your organization can save tens of thousands – even hundreds of thousands of dollars -- by sharing vehicles, reducing unneeded vehicles, and automating fleet management processes. You know that by automating things like vehicle reservations, dispatching, and billing and reporting, your organization can experience incredible time savings (for fleet managers) and convenience (for users of the fleet.) We’ve seen our customers do all these and more.


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Topics: ROI, Motor Pool Technology

Getting ready to purchase fleet technology? Read this first.

Posted by The Agile Fleet on January 13, 2016

This blog is written by Ed Smith, Right-Sizing Subject Matter Expert and President of Agile Access Control, Inc.

Are you getting ready to purchase fleet technology? Before you do, here’s my advice gained from several years of supporting a government contracting and procurement office and more than 15 years as the president of a fleet solutions company:

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Topics: Motor Pool Technology, RFP & Procurement

4 policies that can save your fleet big money

Posted by The Agile Fleet on December 29, 2015

So you say you have your fleet policies articulated in writing, bound in an official-looking document in your fleet office. That’s great! That means you know that having and communicating policy is the single most important thing a fleet manager can do to manage costs and risks associated with a fleet and motor pool.

But do your policies sit on a shelf or are you putting them to work for you?

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Topics: Fleet Policy, Motor Pool Technology, Utilization, Personal Vehicle Usage (POV)