What does a Fleet Manager do?

A fleet manager is responsible for ensuring that all of the driver's are properly scheduled. They are responsible for ensuring driver's are following their routes properly and making all of their deliveries and pickups. A few of the main duties of a fleet manager are scheduling maintenance on vehicles, complying with driving regulations, training new employees, and purchasing new company vehicles. They also have to prepare reports detailing the effectiveness of the fleet. Some of the jobs titles that a fleet manager could grow into are operations manager and fleet director of operations.

A fleet manager should have two years of experience in logistics as well as a Bachelor's degree in supply chain management. One of the most important skills that a fleet manager will have is the ability to quickly identify patterns and trends. Another skill is organization as the fleet manager will have to be able to schedule all of the driver's and routes.

What responsibilities are common for Fleet Manager jobs?
  • Schedule driver's on various routes
  • Schedule maintenance and repairs on vehicles
  • Decide and purchase company vehicles
  • Train new driver's
  • Develop a strategy for decreasing vehicle cost
  • Encourage driver's to create the most efficient routes
  • Create reports of driver's effectiveness
  • Follow all vehicle regulations and laws
What are the typical qualifications for Fleet Manager jobs?
  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management
  • Ability to schedule a group of driver's
  • Great organizational skills
  • Incredible time management skills
  • Ability to analyze large sets of data and draw conclusions
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to hire and train new employees
  • Ability to give constructive criticism
  • Great knowledge of vehicles
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Work/Life Balance
3.4 ★
Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

How much does a Fleet Manager make?

Confident
$71,993 /yr
Total Pay
$59,037
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$12,956
 /yr

Additional Pay

$71,993

 / yr
$38K$221K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Fleet Manager Career Path

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
16%
2 - 4
27%
5 - 7
16%
8+
41%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Fleet Manager Insights

Read what Fleet Manager professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Amerit Fleet SolutionsAmerit Fleet Solutions
Fleet Manager
Apr 14, 2021

“Work schedule is great and the other FM's including my SFM are awesome to work with.”

ARS T&TTARS T&TT
CEX Operational Manager
Jul 24, 2020

“Good morning I am not sure if you are not filtered”

NOW: PensionsNOW: Pensions
Operational Manager
Apr 20, 2021

“Pension and holiday is good I suppose”

DB SchenkerDB Schenker
Contract Logistics Administrator
Aug 28, 2021

“Difficult to grow and progress unless you got good PR skill”

J. C. PenneyJ. C. Penney
Operational Supervisor
Feb 22, 2022

“Store manager is amazing and I feel valued as a supervisor”

HolcimHolcim
Fleet Manager
Nov 25, 2020

“Good company to work and develop a career”

GardaWorldGardaWorld
Fleet Supervisor
Aug 22, 2021

“Great learning environment to grow your career and skills”

BTBT
Operational Team Leader
Jun 1, 2021

“Good company for Learning and career development”

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  • Logistics Manager
  • Transportation Manager
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Logistics Associate

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