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Should human services workers use their personal vehicles to serve at-risk populations? Probably not, and here's why.

Posted by The Agile Fleet on August 07, 2018

Human services workers rely on vehicles to serve at-risk populations, helping people find their way toward healthier living. But providing workers with the right vehicles, at the right location, at the right time (when they need them!) is not always such a simple task. As a result, workers often turn to their own vehicles to do their jobs. But is that such a good idea? 

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Topics: Government Motor Pool, Motor Pool Technology

An Insider's look at Villanova University's Fleet Management Success with Assistant Director Linda Lindley

Posted by The Agile Fleet on July 16, 2018


Linda Lindley has been Assistant Director of Parking and Transportation for Villanova University since 2011. As Villanova’s fleet manager, Lindley oversees the university’s 45-vehicle daily rental fleet of passenger vans and sedans that are used by Villanova faculty, staff and students.

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

Is mileage the best measure of vehicle utilization? Not any more.

Posted by The Agile Fleet on June 12, 2018

Some fleets look at the odometer as the gold standard measure of utilization. For example: if a vehicle went 800 miles in a month, and fleet policy dictates it must meet a minimum of 1,000 miles per month, it is considered under-utilized. But is it really?

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Topics: Utilization, Fleet Management Technology

Part 2: An Insider's look at Seattle's Sound Transit with Agile Fleet's Tech Support & Implementation Lead Jen Thomas

Posted by The Agile Fleet on May 01, 2018

This is part two of a two-part interview with Jen Thomas, Agile Fleet Tech Support & Implementation Lead.

Tech Support & Implementation Lead Jen Thomas formerly worked in the fleet department of Agile Fleet customer, Sound Transit in Seattle, WA. Sound Transit plans, builds and operates regional transit systems and provides services to improve mobility for Central Puget Sound and the busy urban areas of King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties.

If you ...

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Topics: Insider, Utilization

Why buy fleet software when you can build your own?

Posted by The Agile Fleet on April 17, 2018

As fleet organizations grow, they commonly get to a point where they need to automate at least part of their fleet management. Whether it’s to track vehicle data, track driver information, understand utilization, manage preventive maintenance, or to automate the manual tasks associated with sharing vehicles -- they know they need more than paper and spreadsheets.

Some fleet managers try to do what may seem like a simple task: create their own system. Here are some of the reasons we often hear from ...

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Topics: Motor Pool Technology, FMIS, Fleet Management Technology