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Vehicle utilization: How do you define it?

Posted by The Agile Fleet on June 04, 2019

If you asked 10 fleet managers to define fleet utilization, you’d probably get 10 different answers. That’s ok. Each fleet is different and fleet managers need to look at utilization in a way that makes sense for their organization. Utilization is generally expressed as a measure of demand compared to some type of capacity or threshold. The value is often expressed as a percentage. For example, if 5 out of 10 vehicles in a fleet are used in a given period of time, we might say our utilization rate is 5/10 or ...

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Topics: Utilization, Fleet Metrics, Right-sizing

Iowa State University Transportation Services Leverages Fleet System to Evacuate Youth & Chaperones from Rainy Weekend Event

Posted by The Agile Fleet on May 07, 2019


Heavy rains nearly created a dangerous situation for 170 youth and chaperones at an after-hours weekend 4-H event sponsored by our client Iowa State University. If not for the quick-thinking staff who was able to access mud-friendly vans to facilitate evacuation across impassable roads, the participants from the weekend event near Madrid, Iowa would have been trapped at their camp site.

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Vehicle utilization a challenge? Get our new in-depth guide

Posted by The Agile Fleet on April 16, 2019


Because the topic of fleet utilization is such a critical interest of fleet managers everywhere, we are pleased to announce the release of our new e-book: Ultimate Guide to Understanding Fleet Utilization & Achieving a Right-Sized Fleet. Working together in cooperation with NAFA Fleet Management Association, we developed this in-depth guide to help fleets unravel the challenges of fleet utilization with metrics and using automated solutions. We truly hope that you find this to be ...

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Topics: Utilization, Fleet Metrics, Right-sizing, NAFA

An Insider's look at Sound Transit Fleet Management Success with Fleet Manager Ahmad Bilal

Posted by The Agile Fleet on April 02, 2019

Ahmad Bilal is the non-revenue vehicle fleet manager for Seattle’s Sound Transit. Bilal, who joined Sound Transit in 2017, says that fleet data analysis has been key to their successful continuous improvement, a critical aspect of Sound Transit’s mission. Sound Transit builds and operates regional transit service throughout the urban areas of Washington State’s Central Puget Sound, and serves King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties. Their fleet is used by more than 1,000 users located in 6 different geographical ...

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Topics: Insider, Utilization, Fleet Management Technology

Initiative: A different kind of fleet metric

Posted by The Agile Fleet on March 05, 2019

Guest blogger Matt Sager, CAFS, is the City of Austin's Contract Management Specialist and shares with us his personal philosophy for getting ahead in the fleet industry.

Motivational speaker (& CEO of Porsche for a time) Peter Schultz had a great saying: “Hire character. Train for skill.” I like to think my experience working in fleet industry reflects that expression.

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Topics: Guest Blog, Fleet Certification