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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, Fleet Management Technology, Utilization, University Motor Pool

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

An Insider's look at Scott County, MN's Fleet Management Success with Transit and Fleet Manager Troy Beam

Posted by The Agile Fleet on September 06, 2018

Troy BeamTroy Beam, who has served as the Scott County, MN Fleet Manager for 18 years, offers an update on the savings and efficiencies the county has achieved since automating their fleet processes in 2013. Most notably, Beam discusses the county's significant reduction in payouts for personal vehicle use reimbursements. 


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Topics: Insider, Fleet Management Technology, Utilization, Personal Vehicle Usage (POV), Government Motor Pool

An Insider's look at Villanova University's Fleet Management Success with Assistant Director Linda Lindley

Posted by The Agile Fleet on July 16, 2018

 

Linda Lindley has been Assistant Director of Parking and Transportation for Villanova University since 2011. As Villanova’s fleet manager, Lindley oversees the university’s 45-vehicle daily rental fleet of passenger vans and sedans that are used by Villanova faculty, staff and students.


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

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: Fleet Management Technology, Utilization