Agile Fleet Management Solutions has released a case study detailing how Basin Electric Power Cooperative (BEPC) drives down the total cost of providing energy to its customers while enhancing levels of service to their drivers.
BEPC launched their fleet automation project with the goal of unburdening fleet staff and reducing costs by automating manual processes, according to the report. They also wanted to collect the usage metrics needed to rightsize the fleet based on utilization data and reports, rather than gut-feel. They also wanted to curb inefficient employee behavior such as not returning keys, keeping vehicles overnight (thereby making them unavailable to others for use), and gain visibility of vehicle whereabouts.
The report delves into how the utility:
- Reduced vehicle acquisition costs by approximately $100,000
- Generated ongoing annual savings of $20,000
- Automated data collection and maintenance to support vehicle and key accountability
The full study can be downloaded here.