Skills for Successful Fleet Management

September 28, 2010

(Percentage of fleet managers responding)
Source: Construction Equipment magazine's Reader Profile, 2002
Ability to meet goals and make sure job gets done 58%
Ability to supervise people 56%
Technical knowledge and specialized skills 53%
Purchasing skills 32%
Ability to work long hours 31%
Financial skills 22%
Marketing skills 21%

Fleet managers rely on numerous skills to accomplish the job of keeping equipment up and running. For more than half, the most used skill is the ability to accomplish the goals set before them. Not surprisingly, the skill of supervision follows closely for managers.