The Agile Fleet

Insights, ideas, & expertise for optimal fleet management

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

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: ROI, Motor Pool Technology

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: NJPA, RFP

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