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Fleet Manager

 

Overview

A fleet manager is responsible for managing a fleet of vehicles for a particular company that are used by its employees.

 

 

What responsibilities will I have?

  • Schedule use of fleet assets in the most cost efficient manner
  • Provide for the needs of fleet drivers
  • Communicate with drivers and mechanics about complaints
  • Log violations, and working with various plants and departments to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Monitor purchase of inventory parts
  • Gather bids on maintenance work to be done
  • Ensure vehicles are up to standards according to the Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Maintain correct files regarding delivery shipments, expenses, accidents, etc.
  • Manage records all aspects of equipment availability and maintenance

 

What education and training is required?

An associate’s degree is required to be a fleet manager, preferably one that includes automotive work.

 

To pursue a career as a fleet manager:

The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, business courses, computer courses, mathematics and personal finance.

 

Where can I work?

Fleet managers are employed by companies that provide and maintain vehicles employee use, most commonly agriculture chemical and seed companies as well as animal production companies. 

 

Future Job Market / Outlook

The future outlook for a fleet manager will be good over the next five years.

 

Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Fleet Management Association
  • United Truck Drivers Association
  • Association of Maintenance Professionals