Extract from Managing Your Company Cars: Expert Opinion published in Fleet News

Fleet management training

Fleet management training might require investment on the part of your company, but experts suggest a trained professional could cut the cost of running vehicles by 15 per cent. Managing vehicles requires understanding of complex factors, including legislation on health and safety, taxation as well as best practice on running costs. Many end up taking on responsibility for managing a company fleet as a small part of their role, while for others it is a full-time job for which they also have a support team.

According to James Langley, director and deputy chairman of the Institute of Car Fleet Management, there is a danger that if a new fleet manager without training continues as their untrained predecessor did, it could lead to a continuation of poor practices.

Writing in Managing Your Company Cars, edited by Colin Tourick, Langley said: