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

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

Slash fleet expenses by sharing motorpool vehicles between departments

Posted by The Agile Fleet on April 29, 2020

Does your organization have multiple small fleets that serve discrete groups of individuals? Our experience has shown that operating small, geographically co-located sub-fleets in most organizations can be one of the least efficient ways to operate a fleet. Why? Because you generally plan for worst-case scenarios when it comes to the size of a department fleet.


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Topics: ROI, Utilization, Fleet Metrics, Right-sizing, FMIS, rightsizing, return on investment

Take the next step in motorpool: carshare between departments

Posted by The Agile Fleet on November 07, 2017

If your organization has several departments individually sharing vehicles, congratulations! You're already saving money and acheiving efficiencies that sharing brings. Many organizations haven’t taken that first step yet. But if you have, we want to encourage you to consider going the next step: share between multiple departments. 


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

Here's why motorpool meeting 100% of vehicle demand is a problem

Posted by The Agile Fleet on August 08, 2017

If you are able to accommodate 100% of requests for motorpool vehicles 100% of the time, that could be a luxury that’s chewing up your bottom line. While fleet managers certainly don’t want to have to turn down requests of their internal customers, if the shared fleet can meet every request all of the time, then it is likely the fleet is too large and needs to be reduced. On the flip side, if your requests far exceed your ability to fill them (and here's where a benchmark may be useful), then you may have ...


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Topics: ROI, Utilization, Right-sizing, FMIS, Fleet Management Technology, rightsizing