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This Section of the site details information that you might find useful if you are looking to secure employment or require further details regarding working as an Car Fleet Manager. This page details the following Information:-

  • Finding Suitable Work as an Car Fleet Manager
  • Working Duties Expected
  • Hours and Environment
  • Working Skills Required
  • Training Requirements
  • Salary Expectations
  • Trade Information
  • Other useful Car Fleet Manager Work Information

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Working Duties Expected

A car fleet manager is responsible for the efficient running of an organisations fleet of vehicles. They can be responsible for small number of cars or a large fleet including vans and motor bikes.

To assist in the management of the fleet, they often use specifically designed databases and computer programs, which provide information on:

  • mileage
  • maintenance histories
  • service schedules
  • driver information
  • accident reports
  • pool car availability
  • vehicle locations
  • taxable value
  • capital value
  • depreciation.

Using this information, and taking into account vehicle manufacturers guidelines and government legislation, managers formulate a fleet strategy/policy. The sourcing of new vehicles is an important part of the strategy and role. Fleet managers need to decide how best to finance the purchase of new vehicles. This could be to outright purchase, contract hire, finance lease or a number of other options. When selecting a finance option they take in to account factors, such as depreciation and residual value of the fleet, for example.

Formulating and following administrative procedures relating to vehicle maintenance is an important task. In line with the manufacturers guidelines they decide on the most appropriate time for servicing/repairs to be carried out, and also arrange replacement vehicles for employees whilst maintenance is undertaken.

Depending on the size the fleet, the manager may be assisted by fleet administrators.

Hours and Environment:

Fleet managers usually work a 37-hour week, Monday to Friday. It might be necessary to work occasional late nights during busy periods.

Managers are office based, spending a lot time working at a desk, but do have opportunities to visit garages, vehicle auctions and manufacturers new vehicle launches.

Skills and Interests:

To be a fleet manager you should:

  • have strong organisational skills
  • be highly computer literate
  • have good numeracy skills for financial management
  • be able to think logically and analytically
  • be flexible and able to make decisions quickly
  • have strong communication skills.


There are no formal entry requirements although courses covering logistics or transport studies are useful, as are courses with management or business studies content. These courses are available at further and higher education levels.

It may be possible to enter this role from fleet administrator positions.


Training may be provided on an in-house basis.

The Institute of Car Fleet Managers (ICFM) offers flexible training programmes, geared towards new entrants and experienced fleet managers. The training leads to vocational qualifications recognised and accepted by the Industry as the pre-requisite for the profession. Courses are available at three levels - introductory certificate, certificate and diploma - providing a developmental route. They are delivered by a mix of distance learning, workbased assessments and residential courses. Contact the ICFM for further information.


Opportunities exist in most medium and large sized organisation. Promotion is usually to other organisations with larger fleet operations.

It may be possible to move in to transport or freight management. Further training may be required.

There may be opportunities to become self-employed offering fleet management services on a consultancy basis, for example.

Annual Income:

As a guideline only, car fleet managers can earn between £30,000 and £40,000.

Further information:

The Institute of Car Fleet Management
Administration Centre
PO BOX 314
PO20 9WZ
Tel: 01462 744 914

Other Useful Car Fleet Manager Work Information

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