State of West Virginia launches fleet automation project
System will facilitate automated vehicle sharing, track vehicle usage & pinpoint opportunities for cost reductions
CHANTILLY, VA, February 17, 2021 -- The state of West Virginia’s Fleet Management Division has launched a fleet efficiency project that will enable the organization to automate their vehicle rental pool, reduce inventory of underutilized vehicles, and significantly reduce costs. The announcement was made today by Agile Fleet, creator of the FleetCommander fleet management information system that is being implemented at West Virginia’s Fleet Management Division.
The system will allow the Fleet Management Division (FMD) to collect vehicle usage data needed to identify underutilized vehicles, adjust vehicle types needed by drivers, and right-size their fleet. Agile Fleet estimates a savings of $3,500-$6,000 per vehicle in maintenance, depreciation, insurance, parking, and other costs related to fleet management for every vehicle that is removed from the fleet.
“The state of West Virginia has solved the inventory issue and is currently focusing on utilization. Once FMD gets the FleetCommander kiosk system installed, the program will be utilized to share vehicles across agencies reducing the number of pool vehicles thus saving monies for the taxpayers of our state. We are looking forward to automating our motor pool and expanding to other state departments so they too can achieve savings and efficiencies,” says Kenny Yoakum, director of the Fleet Management Division.
The automated system will enable the Fleet Management Division to:
- Offer employees the convenience of reserving vehicles online remotely and accessing keys via an attendant-free kiosk and key control system located in Charleston, with a potential roll-out statewide.
- Eliminate arduous manual and paper processes for managing shared vehicles.
- Collect vehicle usage data needed to identify underutilized vehicles, adjust vehicle types needed by drivers and right-size the fleet.
- Efficiently communicate and enforce state fleet policies automatically as people interact with the system.
- Rotate vehicles based on mileage to spread usage evenly among vehicles.
- Pave the way for more efficient use of state vehicles for future departments as they gain access to the self-service motor pool. All Departments will be eligible to join the motor pool.
“The state of West Virginia’s Fleet Management Division can easily save hundreds of thousands of dollars or more with this project. We are looking forward to partnering with them to achieve their goals,” says Ed Smith, President of Agile Fleet. The Agile Fleet system is already in place at West Virginia’s Department of Health and Human Resources.
About the West Virginia Fleet Management Division
The West Virginia Fleet Management Division has 10,500 licensed motorized and non-motorized vehicles. FMD has oversight of passenger vehicles or vehicles with a classification of one ton and under to ensure that these vehicles are appropriate for the transportation needs of the users, to interface with all levels of state government, and to coordinate the involvement of state agencies that lease and manage vehicles. The organization’s mission is: to provide safe, efficient, and reliable fleet services in the most cost effective manner possible, to be enablers for state spending units by providing exceptional fleet service, and to promote teamwork to accomplish the State’s strategic goals and objectives.
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. Agile Fleet’s flagship product, FleetCommander, delivers the automated management of fleet motor pools, vehicle keys, maintenance, 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.