The Agile Fleet

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Calculating Fleet Automation ROI: It’s Easier Than You May Think

Posted by The Agile Fleet on November 03, 2021

Being able to clearly articulate the reduction in fleet operating costs related to purchasing technology to help you right-size your fleet and/or share vehicles can be a huge help in getting management’s buy-in. Imagine these two very different conversations with your procurement team:


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Topics: ROI, Right-sizing

City of Atlanta’s Department of Watershed Fleet Automation Project

Posted by The Agile Fleet on November 01, 2021

The Department of Watershed Management provides high quality drinking water and wastewater services to residential, businesses and wholesale customers while protecting urban waterways, conserving natural resources, and providing clean, safe water for customers. It is currently midway into the $4 billion Clean Water Atlanta Program, a complete overhaul of the City’s water and sewer infrastructure. The City of Atlanta’s Department of Watershed is also embarking on a fleet automation project with Agile Fleet. ...


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Topics: Insider, Motor Pool Technology, Utilization, Right-sizing, Fleet Management Technology, Key Control

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

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