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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

Part 1: An Insider's look at Seattle's Sound Transit with Agile Fleet's Tech Support & Implementation Lead Jen Thomas (formerly of Sound Transit)

Posted by The Agile Fleet on April 03, 2018


This is part one 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. When Jen decided to ...


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Topics: Insider, Utilization

Want to reduce fleet costs tomorrow? Do this one thing.

Posted by The Agile Fleet on March 20, 2018

Having, communicating and consistently enforcing a money-saving policy can dramatically reduce fleet costs. Unfortunately, many fleet managers are overwhelmed by the idea of how to create and enforce policy. But it’s not as difficult as you may think. In reality, you could start to enforce one policy tomorrow and start saving money immediately. Is it really that simple? It can be. Here are some questions we hear from fleet managers regarding policy.


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Topics: Fleet Policy, Right-sizing