The Agile Fleet

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What is a Motorpool?

Posted by The Agile Fleet on June 20, 2022

The definition of a motor pool is a group or fleet of motor vehicles whose use is shared on a short-term basis by the personnel of an organization. Ideally, having an efficiently run, self-service motor pool comprising well-utilized vehicles assures the organization can achieve its mission in the most cost-effective and efficient way.

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Topics: Utilization, Fleet Metrics, Right-sizing, rightsizing, motorpool, fleet management software

Vehicle Sharing Between Departments Results in Savings

Posted by The Agile Fleet on April 05, 2022

Organizations with several departments individually sharing vehicles save money and achieve efficiencies. To save even more, consider going the next step: vehicle sharing between multiple departments.

When vehicle sharing happens between departments, the number of vehicles in the combined pool can decrease significantly, with reductions of up to 30%. Estimates show that departments can save annually between $3,000 to as much as $8,000 per vehicle eliminated from a motor pool per ...

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Topics: Motor Pool Technology, Utilization, Right-sizing, FMIS, rightsizing, motorpool

Expert Tips for Starting a Motorpool

Posted by The Agile Fleet on November 15, 2021

We talk to many organizations that want to start a motor pool -- but there is much more to launching a successful motorpool operation than picking a solution and implementing it. What does it take to start an efficient vehicle-sharing initiative? Here are some of the key factors recommended by our fleet experts that can increase the likelihood of your organization’s success.

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Topics: ROI, Motor Pool Technology, Utilization, Starting a Motor Pool, motorpool, return on investment

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

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 efficient processes that allowed ...

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