The trucking and transportation fleet manager is usually hired by freight transportation companies and occasionally by larger companies with a freight department. The ideal applicant should have a high school diploma or GED, although some companies may be looking for applicants with an associate's degree. Most companies do not require any experience in the field. The trucking and transportation fleet manager should have a good understanding of how to make spreadsheets and documents using Microsoft Office. Depending on the company, this manager may also need to understand some other software programs such as Navision. The fleet manager will usually be working in an office setting, and travel is not usually expected.
The trucking and transportation fleet manager will be expected to ensure that the company's fleet of vehicles is accounted for and kept in good operating condition. The fleet manager will be working with vendors and suppliers to ensure that the appropriate parts are sourced for repairs and maintenance. They will also be responsible for logging mileage in the vehicles and assigning vehicles to different jobs. The fleet manager must also keep track of the drivers' routes and maintenance in a log and will need to be diligent with keeping on top of renewals for equipment used by the department. The fleet manager will often be working with drivers of the company's vehicles, and may be required to provide assistance during calls for information or repairs in the field. The trucking and transportation fleet manager will also be working closely with the fleet operations director, as well as other departments, to coordinate fluid company operations.
Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation Tasks
Manage and troubleshoot all service issues.
Develop and implement service issue prevention plans.
Coordinate inspection, maintenance, and repair of fleet vehicles.