Job type

Car fleet manager

£21k - £45k

Typical salary

37 – 42

Hours per week

Car fleet managers look after the day-to-day operation of a company's vehicles.

More info

  • Look after an organisation's fleet of vehicles, planning and organising their use and maintenance
  • With experience, progress to contracts manager or operations manager
  • Option to start your own consultancy business offering fleet management services

Fleet Managers are logistics specialists who function as the main point of contact for all fleet-related issues in an organisation. As a fleet manager, you are in charge of maximising efficiency and profitability by managing the vehicles used by your company and the drivers who operate them.


  • Managing contracts and developing new business
  • Scheduling service, MOT and repair programmes
  • Using computer software to collect and analyse technical information about the fleet
  • Finding cost-effective sources of new vehicles
  • Coordinating the replacement of existing fleets
  • Ensuring the security of the vehicles when not in use
  • Organising staff cover

In larger companies, you'll work with business development professionals, account sales executives and fleet administrators. You may have to work occasional late nights or weekends during busy periods. 


Most of your work will take place in an office, but you may be expected to visit garages, vehicle auctions and manufacturers' vehicle launches. 

You'll need

There are no set requirements to be a Car fleet manager but some experience of business management, logistics, vehicle leasing or transport administration would be helpful.

You may be able to work your way up to this role after gaining experience in fleet administration.

If you have a degree you may be able to find a place on a graduate training scheme at a fleet management company.

You can increase your chances by completing qualifications on the job like those offered by The Institute of Car Fleet Management; some of these courses may be undertaken by distance learning. The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), offers a variety of relevant qualifications, such as a Level 3 Certificate in Logistics and Transport. It may also possible to enter this profession through an apprenticeship.


You can improve your career prospects by completing qualifications on the job like those offered by The Institute of Car Fleet Management or Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).