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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, Motor Pool, 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, Motor Pool, Government Motor Pool

Need to make a business case for motor pool technology? Here’s help.

Posted by The Agile Fleet on August 04, 2016

If you are reading this you probably already know that your organization can save tens of thousands – even hundreds of thousands of dollars -- by sharing vehicles, reducing unneeded vehicles, and automating fleet management processes. You know that by automating things like vehicle reservations, dispatching, and billing and reporting, your organization can experience incredible time savings (for fleet managers) and convenience (for users of the fleet.) We’ve seen our customers do all these and more.

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Topics: Motor Pool, ROI, Making a Business Case, Fleet Savings Assessment

Dreading the RFP process? There's a better way.

Posted by The Agile Fleet on June 15, 2016

If you are dreading the time consuming process of issuing and managing an RFP to procure your fleet and motor pool technology solution, consider purchasing through an existing cooperative contract. The National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) provides competitively bid purchasing contracts to its member organizations that satisfy the RFP process. Member organizations include states, cities, counties, all government ...


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Topics: Motor Pool, NJPA, RFP

Part 2: An Insider's look at Prince George's County, MD Fleet Success with Rick Hilmer, CAFM

Posted by The Agile Fleet on May 05, 2016

This is Part Two of a two-part Interview with Rick Hilmer, County Fleet Manager for Prince George's County, MD Office of Central Services.

County fleet expert and Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) Rick Hilmer has worked in county fleet management since 1994. The Prince George's County Fleet Management Division currently oversees 3,500 light vehicles, which include both public safety and public service vehicles. If you missed Part One of this series, which covered Fleet ...


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Topics: Insider, Motor Pool, Government Motor Pool

Part 1: An Insider's look at Prince George's County, MD Fleet Success with Rick Hilmer, CAFM

Posted by The Agile Fleet on April 14, 2016

This is Part One of a two-part Interview with Rick Hilmer, County Fleet Manager for Prince George's County, MD Office of Central Services.

County fleet expert and Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) Rick Hilmer has worked in county fleet management since 1994. The Prince George's County Fleet Management Division currently oversees 3,500 light vehicles, which include both public safety and public service vehicles.


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Topics: Insider, Motor Pool, Government Motor Pool

Part 2: Insider's look at Cornell University's Successful Fleet Automation Initiative, featuring Cornell's Sally Compton, CAFM

Posted by The Agile Fleet on February 29, 2016

This is Part Two of a two-part Interview with Sally Compton, Fleet Operations Coordinator for Cornell Fleet Services at Cornell University.

Fleet expert and Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) Sally Compton has worked over 5 years for Cornell Fleet Services, where they currently manage 5 motor pool sites sharing 250 vehicles and tracking 650 others. If you missed Part One of this series, which covered Fleet and Motor Pool Automation in a University Environment, read it ...


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Topics: Insider, Motor Pool, University Motor Pool

Part 1: Insider's look at Cornell University's Successful Fleet Automation Initiative, featuring Cornell's Sally Compton, CAFM

Posted by The Agile Fleet on February 10, 2016

This is Part One of a two-part Interview with Sally Compton, Fleet Operations Coordinator for Cornell Fleet Services at Cornell University.

Fleet expert and Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) Sally Compton has worked over 5 years for Cornell Fleet Services, where they currently manage 5 motor pool sites sharing 250 vehicles and tracking 650 others.


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Topics: Insider, Motor Pool, University Motor Pool

Getting ready to purchase fleet technology? Read this first.

Posted by The Agile Fleet on January 13, 2016

This blog is written by Ed Smith, Right-Sizing Subject Matter Expert and President of Agile Access Control, Inc.

Are you getting ready to purchase fleet technology? Before you do, here’s my advice gained from several years of supporting a government contracting and procurement office and more than 15 years as the president of a fleet solutions company:


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Topics: Insider, Motor Pool

4 policies that can save your fleet big money

Posted by The Agile Fleet on December 29, 2015

So you say you have your fleet policies articulated in writing, bound in an official-looking document in your fleet office. That’s great! That means you know that having and communicating policy is the single most important thing a fleet manager can do to manage costs and risks associated with a fleet and motor pool.

But do your policies sit on a shelf or are you putting them to work for you?


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Topics: Fleet Policies

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