The transport business is one of the most versatile and diverse business propositions. Feet management is one part of it. Fleet management itself is of diverse kinds. It concerns with motor transport such as cars, buses and trucks, aviation planes and helicopters, rail cars and ships. However, most of the time by fleet management we mean managing of motor vehicles, unless mentioned otherwise. For most businesses, fleet management can be of two kinds. It can be an in-house fleet management or an outsourced one. Fleet management has various functions. It concerns vehicle provisioning, financing, telematics, fuel management, vehicle maintenance, driver management and so on.
Eligibility and course duration
Graduation in any of the disciplines from a recognized university. It helps if you have a few years of experience in the transport industry in some or the other capacity.
Duration of the course is 12 months, full time. Part time courses are available too.
More about the course
Here in this course you will be learning a lot about the various functions and roles in fleet management. The various areas to look into are- utilization of the fleet, its maintenance, whole life costs, tendering process, service level agreements and regulatory requirements that need to be followed. You will be gaining knowledge on a number of areas, such as maintenance, procurement of vehicle, management of fleet and their end use. As a fleet manager, you will be into many tasks. From preparing estimates for the expected utilization of a certain vehicle over its complete lifetime to preparing details and specifications for inviting tenders. You will be required to schedule the various maintenance activities and assess reasons for failure of any component or system. You will be also required to see that the fleet adheres to all the regulatory requirements. There are provisions for real time tracking of the vehicle and the driver, his or her behavior, driving habits, etc. The idea behind fleet management is in fact to promote efficiency, productivity and save on costs, without compromising on safety and government regulations.
A post graduate diploma in this field lets you apply for jobs in the transport business. It can be an in-house one operated by the company or organization itself or an outsourced one as in the IT sector, where transport services are mostly outsourced. You may get into entrepreneurship or be a stakeholder in a business.
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