It is important to ask yourself if you are a fleet manager, or if you are just managing a fleet. There has been some evolution as well as revolution in the fleet industry over the last few years. Less than 20 percent of automotive fleet’s readers have the title of fleet manager or fleet administrator anymore.
- Managing a fleet of vehicles is not a part-time job but a lot of companies treat it that way and assign the task to a currently busy employee.
- If you manage a fleet of vehicles for your company, to do a good job, you will have to treat it seriously even if you haven’t been given the time to do it right.
- Vehicle purchasing decisions are among the most important decisions you can make as a fleet manager. Do your research. Take your time.
“The only way you can make sure your fleet is running at peak efficiency is to act like a fleet manager, not just someone who manages the fleet when you have a few free minutes.”