What is a fleet manager?
It seems like a straightforward question, but the truth is, fleet managers have evolving job duties that vary from business to business.
Generally, a fleet manager is in charge of maximizing efficiency, productivity and safety for a fleet’s vehicles and drivers. They are typically responsible for ensuring vehicles are maintained and ready to use, and their company’s drivers are being safe and compliant.
Small- to medium-sized businesses and large enterprise fleets can benefit from a fleet manager. They have unique insights into fuel use, vehicle maintenance, driver safety, federal and state regulations, and fleet expenses.
Keep in mind that:
- The fleet manager wears many hats. They likely have multiple titles and duties rolled into one.
- This person works with many critical employees across the business.
- Their duties and title will differ depending on the industry, vehicle types and company size.