By: Shawna Laird-Brush, Business Manager
Sometimes, the best thing about being a part of FleetPros is the ability to request advice from current Leaders in the fleet industry. I asked more than two dozen current Fleet Managers (in all types of fleets and all ages) to share their insights for those that are considering moving into a fleet management position.
I posed to them three questions and these Fleet Managers were gracious in sending in their responses! I promised all of the anonymity, but THANK YOU to everyone who helped. I chose the top answers to share with you.
Q: What is the biggest challenge you had to overcome when you became a fleet manager?
Top Answer: Trying to get funding – from acquisition or replacement of assets and tools to better pay and benefits for employees
Q: What is one thing you wish you knew at the beginning that you know now?
Top Answer: If your user departments are happy, you are happy.
Q: What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone wanting to become a fleet manager?
Top Answer: Continue to learn and allow your staff to do the same.
Do you have any tips for upcoming fleet managers? Comment here to share your insights.
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