Fleet Manager

Purchase and maintain cars for a company.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$47,000 – $133,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Fleet Managers do?

Company cars can either be a perk or a necessity. In the case of a large insurance company that gives new Insurance Agents a car, it’s a perk. But when you’re talking about a city’s fleet of garbage trucks, it’s a necessity.

Whatever the case with your company, it’s your job as a Fleet Manager to oversee the company cars. You do everything from buying new vehicles to maintaining old ones. Fleet Managers can work for government agencies (like police or fire departments), trucking companies, rental car corporations, or other private companies.

Before you can have a fleet of cars, of course you need to purchase them. As a Fleet Manager, you work with company management to decide what the best choice is for your organization’s needs.

You keep in mind things like budget, drivability, and how long the car needs to last. For example, you wouldn’t buy gas-guzzling pickup trucks for a company that only needs to do short-distance driving in a city. You then research possible car options. And once a decision is made, you work with Car Dealers to get the best price possible.

Once you have your fleet of cars, you need to keep them well maintained. You keep track of service schedules, organize repairs, clean returned cars, and replace worn-out vehicles. You issue cars to employees who need them, and keep track of all necessary information like insurance and titles. If an accident happens, you’re also the one who handles the paperwork.

Should I be a Fleet Manager?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Leader: You're good at taking charge, giving directions, and inspiring other people.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Auto Fleet Manager, Gym Manager, ILS Manager

    How to become a Fleet Manager

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