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  • Writer's pictureAlex Carter

What are the Top 5 Responsibilities of a Fleet Manager ?

In a logistics company, transportation company, or any other company which uses a fleet of vehicles, fleet managers play an important role in the entire life cycle of a vehicle right from acquisition, management, maintenance and reselling the same. Learn more about optimizing the life cycle of your fleet using fleet management system.

Responsibilities of a fleet manager

1) Acquiring Vehicles:

Fleet managers usually make decisions on the type and number of vehicles or trucks needed, they also decide after discussing with the management whether they should lease, rent or purchase the vehicles. Along with the acquisition they also draw out a plan to sell the fleet based on age of the vehicle, major repair or frequent break downs depending on the service offered.

2) Maintenance:

Setting up scheduling programs are very important for the well being and optimal performance of the vehicles. Whether the repairs and maintenance of the vehicles will be done or conducted in-house or will be out sourced to other company work-shops depends on the company and the leverage they have on down time, infrastructure, funds allotted and skills. Regular servicing means the more time doing the job and less time in workshops, safer movement of goods and better fuel efficiency. Here is a check list for effective fleet & truck maintenance over time.

3) Analyzing Fleet Metrics and scheduling reports:

In order to get key performance indicators of your fleet's performance it is important to constantly monitor different fleet reports and have real time alert system set up for different kind of events such has fuel pilferage or route diversion. With a fleet management software, fleet managers can schedule for report generation and auto emailing of the same at regular intervals for better insight. Learn more about the different ways of retrieving reports from your fleet management system.

4) Fuel Management:

One of the biggest expenses for a fleet of vehicles is the money spent on fuel, this expense is a recurring expense which should be constantly monitored through vehicle tracking system with fuel monitoring sensors for any kind of theft or pilferage. Fuel cards must be issued to drivers and present gas stations must be assigned for quality maintenance of fuel.

Here are 5 effective ways Traxroot Fleet can help you save fuel.

5) Driver Behavior:

Hiring and training drivers is one thing but making sure that they are driving in a manor which accounts to the safety of the fleet and follow the course of training on the road is crucial. Vehicle tracking devices connected to a fleet management software is able to monitor driver behavior based on criteria such as speed, idling, harsh acceleration and harsh breaking. Learn more about how driver behavior effects telematic insurance.

Contact us to know more about our fleet management software and how fleet managers can benefit from the same.


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