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Q. Why would we consider sharing vehicles during a pandemic?

A. Besides offering a way to slash costs, self-service motor pools offer a safe way to operate a shared fleet remotely, without an attendant required. Those who have been reluctant to share vehicles in the past should take another look at how far motor pool and vehicle sharing technology has adapted to the COVID-19 environment. Systems such as Agile Fleet’s FleetCommander technology can automate every facet of sharing vehicles and can even be fully supported from remote, work-from-home staff, even the aspect of handing out and collecting keys. Reservations can be fully automated online, no contact necessary. COVID-specific safety capabilities such as collecting data for contact tracing, communicating cleaning procedures, and even adding buffers between reservations to reduce the risk of spreading the virus are all incorporated in the most modern sharing systems. Utilization reporting and billing functions are automated. And, since there is no attendant required for pick up and drop off of keys, the entire process is not only secure, but safe. For more about managing your fleet under pandemic conditions, read this article.

Expert Bio

Answered by : Ed Smith

President of Agile Fleet

Ed Smith is an expert in fleet right-sizing and vehicle sharing, with extensive program management and systems engineering experience in the fleet industry. Mr. Smith has been a featured speaker at numerous fleet industry events, and has been frequently quoted in Government Fleet Magazine and FleetSolutions Magazine on right-sizing and other topics. Along with NAFA Fleet Management Association, he is co-author of the popular e-book, the Ultimate Guide to Fleet Utilization and Achieving a Right-Sized Fleet.

Ed Smith is an expert in fleet right-sizing and vehicle sharing, with extensive program management and systems engineering experience in the fleet industry. Mr. Smith has been a featured speaker at numerous fleet industry events, and has been frequently quoted in Government Fleet Magazine and FleetSolutions Magazine on right-sizing and other topics. Along with NAFA Fleet Management Association, he is co-author of the popular e-book, the Ultimate Guide to Fleet Utilization and Achieving a Right-Sized Fleet.

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