The Agile Fleet

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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

Take the next step in vehicle sharing: share between departments (Part 1)

Posted by The Agile Fleet on November 07, 2017

If your organization has several departments individually sharing vehicles, congratulations! You're already saving money and acheiving efficiencies that sharing brings. Many organizations haven’t taken that first step yet. But if you have, we want to encourage you to consider going the next step: share between multiple departments. 


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Topics: Motor Pool Technology, Utilization, Right-sizing

An Insider's look at Whitman College's Motor Pool Success with Fleet Managers Laurie Doohan and Shannon Perkins

Posted by The Agile Fleet on October 17, 2017

Whitman College is a private liberal arts college located in Walla Walla, Washington. Whitman College is dedicated to developing the whole person and encouraging creativity, critical thinking, character, and responsibility. The college has been a FleetCommander customer since 2014.


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

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