Forsyth County NC Reduces Fleet Size and Slashes POV Reimbursements
50 vehicles cut from fleet of 621 since use of fleet technology began four years ago
CHANTILLY, VA, April 4, 2014 -- The Forsyth County, NC automotive division has achieved significant savings by eliminating 8% of their total fleet, streamlining key management processes, and slashing by 50% the County's expenses for personally-owned vehicle (POV) usage. The announcement was made today by Agile Access Control, Inc., (Agile), creator of FleetCommander fleet and motor pool solutions used by the county.
Officials at Forsyth County NC say that automating their fleet processes has given them the data needed to make decisions to reduce the fleet. Forsyth County's fleet serves 2,000 users and fields more than 400 requests for vehicles on a daily basis. "The 50 vehicles we cut were eligible for replacement. It would have cost the county $800,000 to replace those vehicles, not to mention ongoing maintenance and depreciation expenses that would have been associated with those new vehicles. That's a considerable savings," says Kevin Rogers, Forsyth County's fleet manager. Rogers says he anticipates being able to use FleetCommander's utilization reports to make further fleet reductions and composition adjustments in the coming years.
Rogers cited having visibility into their fleet's utilization has been a key to enable the county to better control and manage its vehicles. "We can green our fleet by putting the right vehicles in the right areas and putting mileage on older model vehicles rather than have them sit there unused," he says. "We now have total control of our vehicles. We can see when some groups have unused vehicles while others must use their own personal vehicles at the county's expense to conduct official business. Sharing vehicles among departments has enabled us to significantly cut POV reimbursements that were a considerable expense to our county," he says. POV expenses were targeted for reduction when the county first rolled out FleetCommander in 2011. "We have more than surpassed our goals by reducing POV by 50%. That alone has been a huge success for us," Rogers says.
Three of the county's locations are equipped with touch-screen, self-service fleet kiosks, and secure key boxes that distribute and collect keys. The fourth location manages the motor pool using FleetCommander's graphical dispatching tools.
About Agile Access Control, Inc.
FleetCommander creator Agile Access Control, Inc. is a technology company headquartered in Chantilly, Va., which serves fleet and motor pool managers in the university, government, utility and commercial sectors. Agile's FleetCommander solution is a powerful, highly configurable, web-based product that streamlines the use of vehicles through easy-to-use software, and presents real-time data in the form of intuitive dashboards, graphs, gauges, online forms, and a wide variety of reports. The suite of FleetCommander technology tools also includes Agile FleetShare™, car sharing technology that offers keys-in-the-car access to geographically dispersed vehicles with a scanned ID card at the windshield; unstaffed check-in at kiosks, secure key control and key boxes; in-vehicle utilization and diagnostic devices; GPS solutions, and much more – all tied into the FleetCommander fleet and motor pool software. Resulting in lower vehicle and personnel costs and higher customer satisfaction, FleetCommander can be used as a stand-alone, customized fleet management system or integrated with an organization's existing fleet systems. For more information, contact Agile Access Control, Inc. at 408-213-9555 x1 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visithttp://www.agilefleet.com.