The Agile Fleet

Insights, ideas, & expertise for optimal fleet management

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, Right-sizing, Utilization, Fleet Metrics

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, Right-sizing, Utilization

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: Customer Satisfaction, Motor Pool Technology, University Motor Pool

An Insider's look at Illinois State University's Fleet Success with Fleet Customer Service Rep Lauren Palmer

Posted by The Agile Fleet on June 27, 2017

Lauren Palmer, Fleet Customer Service Representative for Illinois State University oversees the university diverse fleet of 280 vehicles and was instrumental in automating its fleet services resulting in added services and increased profit.

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Topics: Insider, Motor Pool Technology, University Motor Pool

Part 2: An Insider's look at Forsyth County, NC Fleet Success with Fleet Manager Kevin Rogers

Posted by The Agile Fleet on March 01, 2017

This is Part Two of a two-part Interview with Kevin Rogers, Fleet Manager for Forsyth County, North Carolina.

Kevin Rogers is the Fleet Manager from Forsyth County, North Carolina. Forsyth County encompasses cities such as Winston Salem and is home to around 400,000 residents. Kevin took over the county fleet in 2008. The county had approximately 600 vehicles, needed better oversight of nearly all aspects of its fleet management. Their vision was to reduce overall fleet costs by ...

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Topics: Insider, Government Motor Pool, Right-sizing, Starting a Motor Pool, Motor Pool Technology