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Who’s Up Next?

Are you taking the time to keep an eye out for the person who is going to fill your chair when you decide to move on?

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10 Ways Fleet Managers Can Avoid Being Under-Rated by Senior Management

There is an ongoing perception by senior management that fleet management is not a complicated and sophisticated profession. As a result, one of the biggest challenges facing fleet managers is getting management to recognize and acknowledge their contribution to the company. Here are 10 ways to ensure management recognizes your contribution to the company’s bottom line.

How to Develop a Fleet Manager Job Description

When formalizing the fleet manager position, there are skills and experience that are critical to the job. What they are will depend on where the position will fit in the in the company’s leadership hierarchy, what kind of fleet it is, and to whom it reports.

IRS to Focus on Auditing Fleets for Personal-Use Reporting & Compliance

Last August, the IRS announced areas it will prioritize for audits in 2014, one of which is fringe benefits, especially the personal use of company vehicles. Managing personal-use compliance is a headache. It is also expensive, with internal costs ranging from $35 to $75 per year per vehicle. Here's what you need to do to be prepared should your friendly IRS agent come knocking on your front door.

Prediction: There Will Always Be a Fleet Manager

A number of firms have attempted to eliminate their entire fleet department in favor of outsourcing. There are sound reasons why these companies inevitably reinstall a fleet manager.

Wanted: Fleet Manager - Experience Necessary

With falling unemployment and a relaxation on hiring, there are an increasing number of opportunities for fleet managers to make a change. Identifying the right candidate can be easy if the focus is on essential qualifications.

True Confessions of a Fleet Manager

Lost staff, reduced resources, late night calls at home from drivers, “advice” from executives. It’s easy to imagine what thoughts might go through the mind of a fleet manager during the course of a year.

Belding Named 2011 Fleet Manager of the Year

Automotive Fleet congratulates the winner of its 2011 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year Award, Theresa Belding of Forest Pharmaceuticals. She was recognized for optimizing vehicle replacement cycles, reducing vehicle offerings, managing daily rental spend, and decreasing fuel consumption.

Boosting Morale Can Help Improve Operations

Strong leadership and understanding, combined with a little creativity, can help keep productivity and employee morale high when resources are low.

What Your Fleet Manager is Afraid to Tell You

Most executives have good relationships with their staff, with open communication in both directions. But no matter how open it is, there are some things your fleet manager may be afraid to tell you.