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.

  • 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
  • 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

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
16%
2 - 4
27%
5 - 7
16%
8+
41%

Common Skill Sets

Microsoft Office Software
Excellent Customer
Written Communication
Powerpoint
Windows Applications
Load Unload
CDL
Attention To Detail

Fleet Manager Seniority Levels

Logistics Manager
20% made the transition
Transportation Manager
26% made the transition
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Fleet Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$57,502 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$38K
Median: $58K
$87K
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