The Agile Fleet

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An Insider's look at Indiana University's Fleet Success with Fleet Manager Amanda Wilson

Posted by The Agile Fleet on August 15, 2017

Amanda Wilson, CAFM, is the fleet manager for Indiana University. Mrs. Wilson has worked in the Fleet Services and Motor Pool department since 2006, where she managed accounting. In 2012, she took over as the university’s fleet manager, overseeing a 45-vehicle motor pool and approximately 800 departmental vehicles, including off-road vehicles and construction equipment. She worked in local rental car operations for several years prior to joining the university.

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

Feeling good because your motor pool meets 100% of vehicle demand?  Why this may not be a good thing.

Posted by The Agile Fleet on August 08, 2017

If you are able to accommodate 100% of requests for motor pool vehicles 100% of the time, that could be a luxury that’s chewing up your bottom line. While fleet managers certainly don’t want to have to turn down requests of their internal customers, if the shared fleet can meet every request all of the time, then it is likely the fleet is too large and needs to be reduced. On the flip side, if your requests far exceed your ability to fill them (and here a benchmark may be useful), then you may have too few ...

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Topics: Utilization, Right-sizing, Fleet Management Technology

An Insider's look at City of Stamford's Fleet Success with Fleet Manager, Mike Scacco

Posted by The Agile Fleet on August 01, 2017

Mike Scacco has been the fleet maintenance manager for City of Stamford, CT for more than 12 years. Mr. Scacco drove the initiative to automate the management of the city's fleet, resulting in $300,000 reduction in vehicle costs, as well as $500,000 in vehicle replacement cost avoidance. 

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

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

The Importance of Valid Odometer Readings

Posted by The Agile Fleet on January 11, 2017

Odometer readings are considered one of the most essential data points in fleet management. Not only does having accurate odometer values help guarantee that preventative maintenance is kept current (which ensures a safe fleet), it also provides accurate vehicle valuation and lifecycle stage data for right-sizing. Having accurate and current odometer values helps you determine the value of the vehicle and be able to make decisions about when and if you should dispose of it. Keeping an aging fleet past ...

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Topics: Motor Pool Technology, Utilization, Fleet Metrics, Right-sizing