What does a Lead 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 Lead 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 Lead 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
Work/Life Balance
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

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Amerit Fleet SolutionsAmerit Fleet Solutions
Fleet Manager
14 Apr 2021

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

CEX Operational Manager
24 Jul 2020

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

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Operational Manager
20 Apr 2021

“Pension and holiday is good I suppose”

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Contract Logistics Administrator
28 Aug 2021

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

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

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

Fleet Manager
25 Nov 2020

“Good company to work and develop a career”

Fleet Supervisor
22 Aug 2021

“Great learning environment to grow your career and skills”

Operational Team Leader
1 Jun 2021

“Good company for Learning and career development”

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