The Agile Fleet

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Three Ways Your FMIS Can Help You Mitigate Risk

Posted by The Agile Fleet on November 01, 2022

“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” When Robert Burns penned this phrase, it’s unlikely that he had fleet management in mind, but the sentiment holds in our context. The safety and well-being of our drivers and institutions are at the forefront of every decision we make as fleet managers. The reality is, however, that accidents happen. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, around thirteen car crashes occur in the US every minute. Annually, we crash at a rate of 181 times per 100 million miles traveled (2020 ...


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Topics: Utilization, Fleet Metrics, Right-sizing, fleet management software, risk management, respondeat superior

GHG Reduction Targets are Here.  How Can You Reduce Emissions from Your Fleet?

Posted by The Agile Fleet on October 17, 2022

Climate change is front page news. According to the UN’s International Panel on Climate Change, man-made climate change continues to be one of the biggest threats to earth. UN officials warn that we find ourselves in a “now or never” position if we want to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees between 2030 and the early 2050s. According to scientists, warming over 1.5 degrees will trigger catastrophic consequences – food insecurity, water scarcity, extinction of species, coastal flooding, extreme weather, and so on. It reads like the stuff of ...


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Topics: Utilization, Fleet Metrics, Right-sizing, Electric Vehicles, fleet management software, GHG, sustainability

Mastering Your Utilization Makes Your Fleet Effective and Efficient

Posted by The Agile Fleet on September 19, 2022

For Fleet Managers, they are age-old questions: How do I know if I have enough vehicles in my fleet? How do I know if I have too many? The stakes tied to these questions can be huge. With too few vehicles, our driver stakeholders may not be able to do their jobs. And, with too many vehicles, we may be driving up our costs not only today, but for all the years we need to carry those excess vehicles in our fleet. When it comes down to it, determining the size of your fleet requires a balance of effectiveness and ...


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

Do you employ fleet management best practices? Here are our top 10

Posted by The Agile Fleet on September 15, 2022

Do you employ fleet management best practices? Review our Top 10 checklist and find out.


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Topics: Motor Pool Technology, Utilization, Starting a Motor Pool, Right-sizing, Fleet Management Technology, Personal Vehicle Usage (POV)

How One Vehicle Took Eight Hours to Drive Two Miles

Posted by The Agile Fleet on August 24, 2022

There are ways to measure fleet utilization manually which can be accurate and verifiable, but still will tell you the wrong thing, depending upon the question you want to have answered. They’re also susceptible to human error, lost, or unexamined metrics, and more. That inaccurate or lost data could be costing your organization big bucks.

You, as a fleet professional, need to clearly identify what you need to know from ...


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