The Agile Fleet

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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

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

An Insider's look at Iowa State University's Fleet Management Success with Fleet Director Kathy Wellik, CAFM

Posted by The Agile Fleet on March 06, 2018

Iowa State University Director of Transportation Services, Kathy Wellik, CAFM, has worked in the field of fleet management for more than 10 years. As Iowa State's fleet director, she oversees the university's daily rental fleet. Kathy won National Conference of State Fleet Administrator’s (NCSFA) Fleet Excellence Award in 2016. The award recognizes member fleet managers that can demonstrate sustained efforts to improve the efficiency of their fleet. She has been a regularly featured speaker at many industry ...


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

An Insider's look at the University of Notre Dame's Fleet Management Success with Fleet Director Deanna Ponsler

Posted by The Agile Fleet on February 06, 2018

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Deanna Ponsler is the Director of Transportation, Warehouse and Delivery for the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, IN. One of Agile Fleet’s newest customers, Notre Dame is currently transitioning from manual processes to using FleetCommander to manage 300 vehicles, as well ...


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

An Insider's look at the State of Michigan's Motor Pool Success with Fleet Manager Dave Hofmeister

Posted by The Agile Fleet on December 05, 2017

The State of Michigan’s automated motor pool system has managed nearly half a million reservations for its shared vehicle fleet at 20 sites across the state since its inception in 2010. Read more about this extraordinary motor pool system in this interview with State Motor Pool Operations Manager Dave Hofmeister.


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Topics: Insider, Government Motor Pool, Utilization, Right-sizing, Fleet Management Technology