The Agile Fleet

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Overwhelmed by the Thought of Launching an FMIS?

Posted by The Agile Fleet on June 13, 2022

If you are overwhelmed at the thought of launching a fleet management information system (FMIS), don’t be. Implementing a new FMIS is easier than ever due to the nature of the web-based technology and the refined implementation processes offered by fleet technology vendors.

All FMIS vendors are not alike. Select a vendor that you are comfortable with — one that can describe their approach in a way that you clearly understand. A good vendor will help you understand — and better yet, they’ll help you communicate the upcoming ...


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Topics: Fleet Policy, Motor Pool Technology, Utilization, FMIS

Scott County, MN, Fleet Team Drives Down Costs to Taxpayers

Posted by The Agile Fleet on May 16, 2022

“Delivering what matters” is not just a slogan at Scott County, Minn. It’s a citizen-focused approach to delivering services that leaves you wondering, “Why can’t all government be like this?”

Troy Beam, fleet and facilities manager, and the team at Scott County are doing remarkable things to manage their fleet and deliver what matters. The results are:

  • Lower fleet costs.
  • Easier access to fleet vehicles for county drivers.
  • An innovative program to provide handicap-accessible vehicles to ...

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Topics: Fleet Policy, Motor Pool Technology, Utilization, Fleet Metrics

How to Cut Motor Pool Costs with Utilization Metrics

Posted by The Agile Fleet on May 09, 2022

The goal of a right-sized motor pool is simple: It is to have the right number of vehicles — and the right types of vehicles — at the right locations where they are needed. Achieving this goal can seem challenging unless you have the right tools and systems in place. The return on investment (ROI) of a right-sized fleet is proven and significant. A fleet can easily save tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars in reduced fleet direct and indirect costs, cost avoidance, and improved efficiency.


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

Automated Fleet Management Systems’ Bottom-Line Benefits

Posted by The Agile Fleet on May 06, 2022

While automation makes motor pool operations more efficient and effective, fleet managers need to clearly articulate a solid focus on the significant return on investment when making the case to purchase a FMIS. The following real-world examples illustrate some of the various ways automating a motor pool operation reduces costs and rapidly exceeds the cost for implementing a new system.


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

Basin Electric Power Cooperative: A Utility Fleet Success Story

Posted by The Agile Fleet on May 02, 2022

Basin Electric Power Cooperative (BEPC) is a model for how utility companies can optimize the use of fleet vehicles to drive down the total cost of providing energy to its customers while enhancing the levels of service to their drivers. BEPC has transformed the way in which they manage their shared vehicle fleet using purpose-built vehicle sharing technology.


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