City of Norfolk launches carsharing to improve utilization
CHANTILLY, VA, January 3, 2017 -- The City of Norfolk has launched a carsharing program aimed at slashing costs, reducing fuel consumption, and creating a “culture of sharing” within the city. The announcement was made today by Agile Fleet, the City’s fleet management solutions provider.
City of Norfolk Fleet Maintenance Manager, Facundo Tassara, says that the city will reduce its fleet size and expenses by eliminating older, underutilized vehicles while turning over the remaining vehicles to their new motor pool.
“By creating a motor pool at City Hall and requiring departments to share, I have been able to recommend eliminating five of 12 vehicles and reassigning the rest to departments that need vehicles,” says Tassara. Eliminating underused vehicles has enabled the city fleet to purchase six new alternative-fuel vehicles for the motor pool. “These vehicles will help us greatly reduce fuel consumption and costs,” he says.
“The City of Norfolk is using taxpayer dollars better by taking control of their fleet and concentrating their efforts on sharing. We are proud to help city employees improve management of their existing assets, as well as save fuel by now using the newer, fuel-efficient vehicles. It’s a win-win,” says Ed Smith, President of Agile Fleet.
Tassara says the city envisions expanding to at least two other motor pool locations in the future. “The long-term goal is to grow from one motor pool to multiple locations serving city employees.”
About Agile Fleet
Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, Agile Fleet is a fleet management solutions company that serves the government, university, utility, and commercial sectors. Agile Fleet's software, hardware and services enable organizations to efficiently manage all aspects of drivers and vehicles to reduce costs, save time, and improve service. The industry’s best value in fleet management, Agile Fleet solutions delivers extensive functionality at an affordable price. Agile Fleet’s flagship product, FleetCommander, delivers the automated management of fleet maintenance, motor pools, vehicle keys, GPS & telematics, fuel, and risk. Additional services provided by Agile Fleet include seamless integration with other systems, fleet efficiency analysis, in-depth technical support, fleet consulting, and much more.
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