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

5 Keys for Proper Fleet Rightsizing & Fleet Utilization

Posted by The Agile Fleet on October 22, 2021

Do you want to rightsize your fleet operation? 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, Ed Smith

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 complete your mission, and, it ...


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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