The Agile Fleet

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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

Understanding Why Valid Odometer Readings are Key to Fleet Management

Posted by The Agile Fleet on October 08, 2021

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

Fleet Rightsizing is the Key to Better Fleet Utilization

Posted by The Agile Fleet on September 27, 2021

Having a rightsized fleet is essential to fulfilling the mission of your organization. Whether you are a community college with 15 vehicles or a large government, utility, or commercial enterprise with tens of thousands of vehicles, understanding and managing fleet utilization should be a top-of-mind thing that is at the core of right-sizing initiatives. Why? Because vehicle utilization metrics tell you about the size of your fleet relative to your needs. The size of your fleet directly impacts the ability to ...


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

Achieving Cost Cutting with Fleet Metrics

Posted by The Agile Fleet on September 13, 2021

Right-sizing your fleet isn’t something that can happen overnight. But it can happen, and with the help of a closer look of your fleet metrics, your savings will be significant. Here is a look at cost-cutting initiatives you could achieve, the fleet metrics you will need to achieve success, and our estimated savings per fleet vehicle.


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Topics: Utilization, Fleet Metrics, Right-sizing