The Agile Fleet

Insights, ideas, & expertise for optimal fleet management

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

Wondering what a good vehicle utilization rate is? Our answer may not be what you expect.

Posted by The Agile Fleet on November 02, 2016

Here at Agile Fleet we get asked all the time: “What is a good vehicle utilization rate?” It’s an interesting question. But to answer it, we need to phrase the question a little differently. In actuality the question should be: “What’s a good utilization number for each class of vehicle, at each location that I have, that are available to people at the time they are needed?” That may be a mouthful, but it’s really what you should be asking.


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Topics: Utilization, Fleet Metrics

4 policies that can save your fleet big money

Posted by The Agile Fleet on December 29, 2015

So you say you have your fleet policies articulated in writing, bound in an official-looking document in your fleet office. That’s great! That means you know that having and communicating policy is the single most important thing a fleet manager can do to manage costs and risks associated with a fleet and motor pool.

But do your policies sit on a shelf or are you putting them to work for you?


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Topics: Fleet Policy, Motor Pool Technology, Utilization, Personal Vehicle Usage (POV)