1, Roles & Responsibility
- Plans, directs, and coordinates the operation of vehicle maintenance and repair programs for university owned vehicles.
- Plans, directs, and coordinates the university transit system.
- Prepares and directs in-service training programs for newly employed personnel.
- Reviews purchase requests for new and replacement vehicles.
- Prepares short and long range plans for transit system operation including transit routing and scheduling.
- Plans and administers a preventive maintenance and vehicular replacement program for university owned vehicles.
- Receives and processes vehicle accident and damage reports.
- Prepares cost analysis and periodic management and operational reports.
Fleet managers are responsible for the vehicles owned by major corporations; government agencies; nonprofit organizations; or service organizations such as law enforcement agencies and educational institutions. They may be responsible for fleets ranging in size from several hundred to more than a thousand vehicles. Fleet managers are sometimes referred to as directors of fleet operations or administrators of corporate fleets.
Fleet managers often direct administrative staffs and report to transportation directors, vice presidents, or other administrative directors. Responsibilities generally include the development of fleet administration standards and vehicle operating policies; preparation of annual budgets and periodic reports on operating costs; purchase or lease of vehicles and equipment; and control over maintenance, repair, replacement, and disposal of vehicles.
In addition, managers may direct fleet-related risk management training, such as safety and accident prevention programs, and negotiate insurance matters. Some fleet managers create driver's manuals or newsletters to keep employees informed about their fleet programs.