The Agile Fleet

Insights, ideas, & expertise for optimal fleet management

Beyond “use it or lose it.” A better way to look at utilization.

Posted by The Agile Fleet on November 06, 2018

Kate Vigneau is Director of Professional Development at NAFA and this month's guest blogger.

I have a friend who is a District Manager for a pharmaceutical company. He drives the long way to the airport for his weekly commute because it adds 10 miles a trip which allows him to squeak by the monthly utilization threshold set by his company; and keep his car. I have seen government organizations strive to justify dedicated vehicles for employees who operate them less than 5,000 miles ...


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Topics: Utilization, Guest Blog, Fleet Metrics, NAFA

An Insider's look at Cedarville University Fleet Management Success with Assistant Director Dan MacDougall

Posted by The Agile Fleet on October 16, 2018

Dan MacDougall is the Assistant Director of Student Life Programs for Cedarville University. For the past four years, he has worked closely with the University Fleet to manage the 20+ vehicle motor pool. He is also involved with the management and oversight of general operations, events, programs and services of the Student Life Programs and Leadership Development Office. Prior to working at Cedarville, MacDougall supported the marketing efforts of 12 car dealerships.


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Topics: Insider, Fleet Management Technology, Utilization, University Motor Pool

How much time do you spend managing the motor pool?

Posted by The Agile Fleet on October 02, 2018

It’s easy to be lulled into the idea that dedicating one or more staff to managing the motor pool is a necessary expense. But have you ever analyzed how much time it takes to handle essential processes that could be automated? Have you considered what other essential duties could be covered by staff if those processes were automated? And, have you considered how many vehicles you could eliminate if you had efficient processes that allowed your vehicles to be used multiple times per day? There’s big savings to ...


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Topics: Motor Pool Technology, Fleet Management Technology, ROI, FMIS

An Insider's look at NAFA's Fleet Certification Program with Kate Vigneau, Director of Professional Development

Posted by The Agile Fleet on September 18, 2018

Guest blogger Kate Vigneau is the Director of the NAFA Fleet Management Association’s Professional Development where she is responsible for shaping the content of NAFA’s education and certification programs. Vigneau spent 26+ years in the Canadian Army, retiring as a Lieutenant-Colonel in 2010 to open KMVS Fleet+Consulting. There, she spent more than 8 years serving fleet clients such as NAFA, NATO, the United Nations, the Canadian military, and other organizations.


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Topics: Insider, NAFA, Fleet Certification

An Insider's look at Scott County, MN's Fleet Management Success with Transit and Fleet Manager Troy Beam

Posted by The Agile Fleet on September 06, 2018

Troy BeamTroy Beam, who has served as the Scott County, MN Fleet Manager for 18 years, offers an update on the savings and efficiencies the county has achieved since automating their fleet processes in 2013. Most notably, Beam discusses the county's significant reduction in payouts for personal vehicle use reimbursements. 


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Topics: Insider, Fleet Management Technology, Utilization, Personal Vehicle Usage (POV), Government Motor Pool