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Fleet Manager Job Description, Career as a Fleet Manager, Salary, Employment - Definition and Nature of the Work, Education and Training Requirements, Getting the Job

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Definition and Nature of the Work

Fleet managers are responsible for the vehicles owned by major corporations; government agencies; nonprofit organizations; or service organizations such as law enforcement agencies and educational institutions. They may be responsible for fleets ranging in size from several hundred to more than a thousand vehicles. Fleet managers are sometimes referred to as directors of fleet operations or administrators of corporate fleets.

Fleet managers often direct administrative staffs and report to transportation directors, vice presidents, or other administrative directors. Responsibilities generally include the development of fleet administration standards and vehicle operating policies; preparation of annual budgets and periodic reports on operating costs; purchase or lease of vehicles and equipment; and control over maintenance, repair, replacement, and disposal of vehicles.

In addition, managers may direct fleet-related risk management training, such as safety and accident prevention programs, and negotiate insurance matters. Some fleet managers create driver's manuals or newsletters to keep employees informed about their fleet programs.

Education and Training Requirements

Many employers prefer to hire applicants who have bachelor's degrees in science, marketing, or a technical field; some employers even require master's degrees. Fleet managers must have several years of experience working with the operation, maintenance, or administration of fleets of vehicles as well as supervisory experience. In addition, they need in-depth knowledge of auto rental and leasing programs, strong interpersonal skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills. Computer ability is essential.

Getting the Job

Workers must gain experience in the field before they can become fleet managers. Most managers have had several years of experience on fleet administration staffs or with car rental or leasing agencies. For entry-level positions in the field, job seekers can apply directly to companies that operate fleets of vehicles. Newspaper classified ads and Internet job sites may provide employment leads.

Advancement Possibilities and Employment Outlook

Fleet managers can advance by becoming managers of larger fleets. They can also become administrative directors, transportation directors, or vice presidents of companies.

Job openings for fleet managers are expected to increase as fast as the average through 2014. However, some companies may decide to contract with leasing firms to handle all aspects of fleet administration, thereby limiting the number of new openings for managers.

Working Conditions

Most fleet managers work for corporations or government agencies and have administrative staffs ranging in size from two to more than eleven employees. They generally work in comfortable offices, although they may spend some time checking vehicles outdoors.

Earnings and Benefits

Salaries for fleet managers vary, depending on the type of employer or geographic region. In 2004 salaries ranged from $30,000 per year to more than $70,000 per year.

Where to Go for More Information

Automotive Fleet and Leasing Association
1000 Westgate Dr.
St. Paul, MN 55114
(651) 203-7247
http://www.aflaonline.com

National Association of Fleet Administrators
100 Wood Ave. S., Ste. 310
Iselin, NJ 08830-2709
(732) 494-8100
http://www.nafa.org

Benefits usually include health insurance, retirement plans, and paid vacations and holidays. Many fleet managers get to drive company cars.

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about 6 years ago

Wants to pusue a diploma in Fleet management. Please furnish with the course work and sylabus.

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almost 6 years ago

wishes to pursue a career in fleet mgt. pls forward me with course and sylabus.

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about 6 years ago

Wants to pusue a diploma in Fleet management. Please furnish with the course work and sylabus.

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over 5 years ago

i need a good job,worked for dunlop,infinty tyre etc.if any pls contact me oooooooo

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almost 2 years ago

I have a diploma in transport and logistics and a national certificate in motor mechanic and i want to per-sure my master in transport and logistics online. Please kindly advise with finer details on this program.

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about 2 years ago

Dear Sir/Madam

I have been indirectly working as a fleet manager in a big tour operation company for about seven years although am not certified or accredited,right now with all this expertise understand it is very important to have document for the best future career, Can you help me how to pursue online courses?

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Gelila

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over 5 years ago

want to know more about this fleet mgt and the possible companies s/one ca work after the diploma certificate thnks pls do also add the sylabus for me to know what am expecting

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2 months ago

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about 3 years ago

Hi, i have a diploma in logistics, Procuremet & fleet management and have been working in fleet management area for over three years now

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about 5 years ago

wishes to pursue a career in fleet mgt. pls forward me with course and sylabus

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about 5 years ago

I want to pursue a diploma in logistic management, please forward me with a course and sylabus.

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over 5 years ago

I have a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Plant Maintenance. I Will be happy to pusue further as a Fleet Manager. I am located in Ghana West Africa.
I want to study Fleet Manager as a distance study .. Please help me

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over 5 years ago

i want to pusue my career as fleet manager. i have 1 year working as fleet manager. can you help me with guidelines and any module that i can read to understand it better.

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almost 6 years ago

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about 6 years ago

Wants to pusue a diploma in Fleet management. Please furnish with the course work and sylabus.

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about 6 years ago

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I have cert. in Agric. Engineering but would wish to persue further training in Fleet Managemet.

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over 6 years ago

Hi

Please furnish me with the degree programmes online am interested.

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