The Agile Fleet

Insights, ideas, & expertise for optimal fleet management

Checklist for Selecting a Maintenance Technology Solution

Posted by The Agile Fleet on May 24, 2017

There are many solutions out there for managing maintenance and tracking technician time, but are they easy to use? Do they consider real-world working environments faced by technicians and shop managers? Here is a quick checklist for technician time tracking and work order management capabilities you should look for.


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Topics: FMIS, Fleet Management Technology, Preventive Maintenance

Part 2: An Insider's look at Indiana University Fleet Success with former Motor Pool Manager Mike Hardesty

Posted by The Agile Fleet on April 25, 2017

This is Part Two of a two-part Interview with Mike Hardesty, former Motor Pool Manager for Indiana University.

Mike Hardesty is a seasoned fleet manager with nearly 30 years of experience running the motor pool at Indiana University in Bloomington. A Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM), Hardesty is a well-respected member of NAFA, having served as the Chapter Chair of the Tri-State IN Chapter, a Co-chair of the NAFA’s Public Service Committee, and an At-Large Director for ...


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Topics: Insider, University Motor Pool, Starting a Motor Pool, Fleet Management Technology, Customer Satisfaction

Expert Tips for a Successful PM Program

Posted by The Agile Fleet on April 04, 2017

If you are looking for a good reason to have a great Preventive Maintenance (PM) program, look no further than your financial bottom-line. Sound PM programs save money. Period. As a fleet manager, you should be prepared to defend your budgets relative to staffing, parts, and even the fleet management information system needed to efficiently manage your efforts. Understanding the cost-savings and the components of a great preventive maintenance program are key.


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Topics: FMIS, Fleet Management Technology, Preventive Maintenance

Part 1: An Insider's look at Indiana University Fleet Success with former Motor Pool Manager Mike Hardesty

Posted by The Agile Fleet on March 21, 2017

This is Part One of a two-part Interview with Mike Hardesty, former Motor Pool Manager for Indiana University.

Mike Hardesty is a seasoned fleet manager with nearly 30 years of experience running the motor pool at Indiana University in Bloomington. A Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM), Hardesty is a well-respected member of NAFA, having served as the Chapter Chair of the Tri-State IN Chapter, a Co-chair of the NAFA’s Public Service Committee, and an At-Large Director for ...


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Topics: Insider, University Motor Pool, Starting a Motor Pool, Fleet Management Technology, Customer Satisfaction

FMIS launch overwhelming? Do it in these 3 easy steps.

Posted by The Agile Fleet on March 07, 2017

If you are overwhelmed at the thought of launching a fleet management information system (FMIS), don’t be. Launching a new FMIS is easier than ever due to the nature of the web-based technology and the refined implementation processes offered by fleet technology vendors.

All FMIS vendors are not alike. Select a vendor that you are comfortable with… one that can describe their approach in a way that you clearly understand.


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Topics: University Motor Pool, Government Motor Pool, Utilization, Starting a Motor Pool, FMIS, Fleet Management Technology