The Agile Fleet

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Here is Why Personal Vehicle Use Doesn't Work for Human Services Workers

Posted by The Agile Fleet on October 26, 2021

Human services workers rely on vehicles to serve at-risk populations, helping people find their way toward healthier living. But providing workers with the right vehicles, at the right location, at the right time (when they need them!) is not always such a simple task. As a result, workers often turn to their personal vehicles to do their jobs. But is that such a good idea?


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Topics: Government Motor Pool, Motor Pool Technology, motorpool

Part 1: Oregon Department of Agriculture Fleet Success

Posted by The Agile Fleet on October 26, 2021

This is Part One of a two-part Interview with Jason Barber, Program Area Director for Oregon Department of Agriculture.

Jason Barber, Program Area Director for Oregon Department of Agriculture oversees the agency's diverse fleet of 262 vehicles and was instrumental in transitioning the fleet to an enterprise model in 2012. This included implementing an automated motor pool solution that coincided with the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s strategy to standardize and streamline ...


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

How Much Time Do You Spend Managing the Motorpool?

Posted by The Agile Fleet on October 25, 2021

It’s easy to be lulled into the idea that dedicating one or more staff to managing the motorpool 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 ...


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Topics: ROI, Motor Pool Technology, Utilization, FMIS, Fleet Management Technology, Key Control, key management, motorpool, return on investment

5 Keys for Proper Fleet Rightsizing & Fleet Utilization

Posted by The Agile Fleet on October 22, 2021

Do you want to rightsize your fleet? Rightsizing is a continuous initiative focused on ensuring you have the right quantity and the right class of vehicles available at the right locations - at the right time. What do you need to rightsize your fleet? Here are the five key components we recommend:


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Topics: Utilization, Fleet Metrics, Right-sizing, rightsizing

Vehicle Utilization: How Do You Define It?

Posted by The Agile Fleet on October 20, 2021

If you asked 10 fleet managers to define fleet utilization, you’d probably get 10 different answers. That’s ok. Each fleet is different and fleet managers need to look at utilization in a way that makes sense for their organization. Utilization is generally expressed as a measure of demand compared to some type of capacity or threshold. The value is often expressed as a percentage. For example, if 5 out of 10 vehicles in a fleet are used in a given period of time, we might say our utilization rate is 5/10 or ...


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Topics: Utilization, Fleet Metrics, Right-sizing