The Agile Fleet

Insights, ideas, & expertise for optimal fleet management

Is mileage the best measure of vehicle utilization? Not any more.

Posted by The Agile Fleet on June 12, 2018

Some fleets look at the odometer as the gold standard measure of utilization. For example: if a vehicle went 800 miles in a month, and fleet policy dictates it must meet a minimum of 1,000 miles per month, it is considered under-utilized. But is it really?


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Topics: Fleet Management Technology, Utilization

Part 2: An Insider's look at Seattle's Sound Transit with Agile Fleet's Tech Support & Implementation Lead Jen Thomas

Posted by The Agile Fleet on May 01, 2018


This is part two 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.

If you ...


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Topics: Insider, Utilization

Part 1: 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, Fleet Management Technology, Utilization, University Motor Pool

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, Right-sizing, Utilization, Fleet Metrics