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An Insider's look at Seattle's Sound Transit with Agile Fleet's Tech Support & Implementation Lead Jen Thomas (formerly of Sound Transit)

Posted by The Agile Fleet on April 03, 2018


This is part one of a two-part interview with Jen Thomas, Agile Fleet Tech Support & Implementation Lead.

Tech Support & Implementation Lead Jen Thomas formerly worked in the fleet department of Agile Fleet customer Sound Transit in Seattle, WA. Sound Transit plans, builds and operates regional transit systems and provides services to improve mobility for Central Puget Sound and the busy urban areas of King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. When Jen decided to ...


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Topics: Insider, Utilization

An Insider's look at Iowa State University's Fleet Management Success with Fleet Director Kathy Wellik, CAFM

Posted by The Agile Fleet on March 06, 2018

Iowa State University Director of Transportation Services, Kathy Wellik, CAFM, has worked in the field of fleet management for more than 10 years. As Iowa State's fleet director, she oversees the university's daily rental fleet. Kathy won National Conference of State Fleet Administrator’s (NCSFA) Fleet Excellence Award in 2016. The award recognizes member fleet managers that can demonstrate sustained efforts to improve the efficiency of their fleet. She has been a regularly featured speaker at many industry ...


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

Why sharing vehicles is good news (and how to communicate that to your stakeholders)

Posted by The Agile Fleet on February 20, 2018

In a perfect world, you could get out a megaphone and announce to your drivers that everyone is going to start sharing vehicles and everyone will jump up and cheer. Unfortunately announcing the news that you are going to share – especially for those who are driving their own company vehicle - may not be such welcome news.


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

An Insider's look at the University of Notre Dame's Fleet Management Success with Fleet Director Deanna Ponsler

Posted by The Agile Fleet on February 06, 2018

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Deanna Ponsler is the Director of Transportation, Warehouse and Delivery for the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, IN. One of Agile Fleet’s newest customers, Notre Dame is currently transitioning from manual processes to using FleetCommander to manage 300 vehicles, as well ...


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

Getting to Start: How to Measure Your Fleet Utilization When You Don’t have Fleet Technology

Posted by The Agile Fleet on January 25, 2018

Many people come to us saying they have no way of tracking or managing their vehicles or the employees using their vehicles. Most have no vehicle sharing program. Some do share vehicles, but are doing it manually, with email, spreadsheets, and paper. And while many do track odometer or fuel burn, the majority have no idea of whether their vehicles are efficiently utilized or not, or how to go about getting data to support an answer.


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