How to Hire a Fleet Manager

Does your growing business need a Fleet Manager? A Fleet Manager works closely with the employee and contractual drivers to enhance customer service while controlling costs.

Here are some tips to help you find great Fleet Manager candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $17.30 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $8.00$64.50 hourly
  • Find more information on Indeed Salary

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Fleet Manager?

Hiring a Fleet Manager for your business or company is crucial for establishing a single point of contact for coordinating with drivers, dispatchers and maintenance team members.
Choosing the right person as Fleet Manager is essential to enhance profitability for the company while minimizing costs at the same time.

• Guide contract drivers on how to offer a high level of customer service and maximize their earnings
• Disseminate information amongst drivers for procuring permits, licenses and carry legal loads
• Coordinate and collaborate with marketing and human resources to enhance drivers to the fleet team

Skills to look for in a great Fleet Manager

It is essential to review the skills and qualifications of all possible candidates to identify the most suitable candidate for Fleet Manager.

• Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in Logistics
• Proven experience of more than one year in logistics or transportation
• 2+ years of supervisory experience
• Availability to work evenings, weekends and holidays
• Good communication and teamwork skills

Writing a Fleet Manager job description

It is vital to creating a detailed job description with a list of duties, responsibilities and required skill set to find suitable Fleet Manager candidates.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Fleet Manager jobs, such as:

• Senior Fleet Manager
• Director of Transportation Operations
• Fleet Maintenance Supervisor

Interviewing Fleet Manager candidates

In the interview process for suitable candidates for Fleet Manager, comparing the skills and qualifications of all potential candidates is essential.

• Proficiency in the field of managing drivers and the fleet team
• Knowledge and experience of organizing and scheduling drivers and acting as an enabler to get the best performance out of them
• How they’ve excelled at improving fleet management, cost control and ultimately helping to increase the profitability of the company and minimizing their costs

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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