The Agile Fleet

Insights, ideas, & expertise for optimal fleet management

Reduce fleet expenses by sharing between departments

Posted by The Agile Fleet on August 21, 2019

Does your organization have multiple small fleets that serve discrete groups of individuals? Our experience has shown that operating small, geographically co-located sub-fleets in most organizations can be one of the least efficient ways to operate a fleet. Why? Because you generally plan for worst-case scenarios when it comes to the size of a department fleet.

For example, if a university admissions department has peak demands that require eight passenger vehicles for a few months out of the year, ...


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Topics: Utilization, Fleet Metrics, Right-sizing

An Insider's look at Cornell University's Fleet Automation with Tammy Lopez

Posted by The Agile Fleet on August 06, 2019

Tammy Lopez is the Customer Service & Program Manager for Cornell Fleet Services at Cornell University Fleet Services. Fleet Services provides all university departments with safe and reliable vehicles to perform university business. Ms. Lopez provides leadership regarding customer relations, quality control, budget, metrics analyses, procurement and disposition of vehicles, and manages the fleet business plan to support future growth.


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

Want to right-size, right now? Here are the 5 key ingredients you’ll need.

Posted by The Agile Fleet on July 23, 2019

Do you want to right-size your fleet? Right-sizing is a continuous initiative focused on ensuring you have the right quantity and the right class of vehicles available at the right locations - at the right time. What do you need to right-size your fleet? Here are the five key components we recommend:


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Topics: Utilization, Fleet Metrics, Right-sizing

An Insider's look at Kentucky Department of Agriculture Fleet Management Success with Branch Manager Steve Minter

Posted by The Agile Fleet on July 09, 2019

Kentucky Department of Agriculture Branch Manager Steve Minter manages the agency’s fleet of 158 vehicles across 120 counties in Kentucky.


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

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