The Agile Fleet

Insights, ideas, & expertise for optimal fleet management

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

Wondering what a good vehicle utilization rate is? Our answer may not be what you expect.

Posted by The Agile Fleet on November 02, 2016

Here at Agile Fleet we get asked all the time: “What is a good vehicle utilization rate?” It’s an interesting question. But to answer it, we need to phrase the question a little differently. In actuality the question should be: “What’s a good utilization number for each class of vehicle, at each location that I have, that are available to people at the time they are needed?” That may be a mouthful, but it’s really what you should be asking.


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Topics: Utilization, Fleet Metrics

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)

If your idea of right-sizing is “pick two cars and let’s get rid of ‘em” -- you'll want to read this

Posted by The Agile Fleet on November 11, 2015

A fleet manager recently looked at utilization rates for a county-run fleet and found that their average utilization rate was only 65% and peak utilization rates never exceeded 90%. Clearly, they had too many vehicles. Or did they?


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Topics: Utilization, Fleet Metrics, Right-sizing