The Agile Fleet

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Vehicle utilization: How do you define it?

Posted by The Agile Fleet on June 04, 2019

If you asked 10 fleet managers to define fleet utilization, you’d probably get 10 different answers. That’s ok. Each fleet is different and fleet managers need to look at utilization in a way that makes sense for their organization. Utilization is generally expressed as a measure of demand compared to some type of capacity or threshold. The value is often expressed as a percentage. For example, if 5 out of 10 vehicles in a fleet are used in a given period of time, we might say our utilization rate is 5/10 or ...


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Topics: Utilization, Fleet Metrics, Right-sizing

Vehicle utilization a challenge? Get our new in-depth guide

Posted by The Agile Fleet on April 16, 2019

 

Because the topic of fleet utilization is such a critical interest of fleet managers everywhere, we are pleased to announce the release of our new e-book: Ultimate Guide to Understanding Fleet Utilization & Achieving a Right-Sized Fleet. Working together in cooperation with NAFA Fleet Management Association, we developed this in-depth guide to help fleets unravel the challenges of fleet utilization with metrics and using automated solutions. We truly hope that you find this to be ...


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Topics: Utilization, Fleet Metrics, Right-sizing, NAFA

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