The Agile Fleet

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The Importance of Valid Odometer Readings

Posted by The Agile Fleet on January 11, 2017

Odometer readings are considered one of the most essential data points in fleet management. Not only does having accurate odometer values help guarantee that preventative maintenance is kept current (which ensures a safe fleet), it also provides accurate vehicle valuation and lifecycle stage data for right-sizing. Having accurate and current odometer values helps you determine the value of the vehicle and be able to make decisions about when and if you should dispose of it. Keeping an aging fleet past ...

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Topics: Motor Pool Technology, Utilization, Fleet Metrics, Right-sizing

An Insider's look at Scott County, MN POV expense reduction with Transit and Fleet Manager Troy Beam

Posted by The Agile Fleet on December 13, 2016

When Scott County, MN, launched a fleet automation project nearly four years ago, cutting personal vehicle use (POV) expenses was a major objective. According to County Transit and Fleet Manager Troy Beam, the county had been spending $250,000 annually in mileage reimbursements from personal vehicle usage. Other goals the County set included automating and streamlining the vehicle reservation process, sharing vehicles, managing keys, improving vehicle utilization, and reducing costs. In this interview, Beam ...

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Topics: Insider, Government Motor Pool

Wondering what a good vehicle utilization rate is? Our answer may not be what you expect.

Posted by The Agile Fleet on November 02, 2016

Here at Agile Fleet we get asked all the time: “What is a good vehicle utilization rate?” It’s an interesting question. But to answer it, we need to phrase the question a little differently. In actuality the question should be: “What’s a good utilization number for each class of vehicle, at each location that I have, that are available to people at the time they are needed?” That may be a mouthful, but it’s really what you should be asking.

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Topics: Utilization, Fleet Metrics

An Insider's look at Iowa State University Fleet Success with Kathy Wellik, CAFM

Posted by The Agile Fleet on September 28, 2016

Iowa State University Director of Transportation Services, Kathy Wellik, CAFM, has worked in the field of fleet management for more than 10 years. As Iowa State's fleet director, she oversees the university's daily rental fleet. This month, Kathy was named winner of the 2016 NCSFA Fleet Excellence Award. The award recognizes member fleet managers that can demonstrate sustained efforts to improve the efficiency of their fleet in terms of measurable cost reductions, safety enhancements, or improved customer ...

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Topics: Insider, University Motor Pool

An Insider's look at the State of Colorado Fleet Success with Scott Edwards, CAFM

Posted by The Agile Fleet on August 25, 2016

Colorado State Fleet Manager Scott Edwards, CAFM, has worked in the field of fleet management for more than two decades. As Colorado's State Fleet Manager, he oversees the state's 6,100 light and medium-duty vehicles. In the past, Edwards served as the long-time fleet manager for University of Colorado, as well as the university's interim assistant director of transportation. Edwards has held multiple positions in the Rocky Mountain chapter of NAFA, and has been an expert witness in the ...

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Topics: Insider, Government Motor Pool

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