The Agile Fleet

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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

Getting Back to Basics: Top 10 Fleet Management Best Practices

Posted by The Agile Fleet on February 19, 2019

Do you employ fleet management best practices? Review our Top 10 checklist and find out.


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Topics: Motor Pool Technology, Utilization, Starting a Motor Pool, Right-sizing, Fleet Management Technology, Personal Vehicle Usage (POV)

An Insider's look at Frederick County, Md. Fleet Management Success with DSS Assistant Director David Drees

Posted by The Agile Fleet on February 05, 2019

David Drees is the Assistant Director of Administrative Operations at Frederick County Department of Social Services (FCDSS). He has supervised fleet operations for the last 12 years. Prior to automating, FCDSS's vehicle sharing system was managed manually, taking up 25% of a staff person’s time. This became a challenge when that person was not in the office. They also faced challenges such as tracking and managing keys, tracking vehicle odometers to comply with state-wide mandatory reports, and more. ...


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Topics: Insider, Utilization, Fleet Management Technology, Social Services

An Insider's look at Cedarville University Fleet Management Success with Assistant Director Dan MacDougall

Posted by The Agile Fleet on October 16, 2018

Dan MacDougall is the Assistant Director of Student Life Programs for Cedarville University. For the past four years, he has worked closely with the University Fleet to manage the 20+ vehicle motor pool. He is also involved with the management and oversight of general operations, events, programs and services of the Student Life Programs and Leadership Development Office. Prior to working at Cedarville, MacDougall supported the marketing efforts of 12 car dealerships.


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

How much time do you spend managing the motor pool?

Posted by The Agile Fleet on October 02, 2018

It’s easy to be lulled into the idea that dedicating one or more staff to managing the motor pool is a necessary expense. But have you ever analyzed how much time it takes to handle essential processes that could be automated? Have you considered what other essential duties could be covered by staff if those processes were automated? And, have you considered how many vehicles you could eliminate if you had efficient processes that allowed your vehicles to be used multiple times per day? There’s big savings to ...


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Topics: ROI, Motor Pool Technology, FMIS, Fleet Management Technology