Fleet Manager
Des Moines, IA 
Posted 20 days ago
Job Description
Job Details
Job Location
Iowa or North Dakota - Des Moines, IA

The Position:

The Fleet Manager (FM) is responsible for the overall productivity and performance of their assigned drivers and tractors. The FM will accomplish this through ongoing review of key performance indicators, followed by active participation in strategies to positively affect results. The FM is expected to address issues that go beyond the scope of regular daily activity. Must be well organized, an excellent communicator and have a keen sense of timeliness in prioritizing personal and fleet activities.

Tractor Utilization:

  • Ensure that their assigned fleet of tractors is utilized in the best interests of the company. In its basic form, this responsibility means maximizing the number of days per month that tractors are productive. This includes the following:
  • Personal involvement in driver time off and work schedule discussions in order to ensure that driver capacity is maximized and matches customer demands (eg: Creating truck shares, or getting drivers to leave home Sunday pm vs Monday am.)
  • Clear understanding of all driver/tractor availability in order to ensure that capacity is fully captured (includes drivers/tractors on assigned fleet and others.

Driver Productivity:

  • Ensure that their assigned drivers are meeting productivity targets. These goals will be achieved through driver days of work contribution, as well as effective planning and dispatching by Operations. This responsibility includes:
  • Establishing suitable goals with each driver and ensure that the targets are reached, or if not reached, the problems are identified and acted upon accordingly.
  • Regularly monitoring days worked vs days off, acting upon drivers who aren't available enough.

Driver Retention:

  • Driver retention involves working on behalf of both the driver and the company to resolve any day to day or long-term issues in order to positively affect driver retention statistics. This includes:
  • Forming a good working relationship with all drivers.
  • Resolving planning/customer service issues.


  • Prefer an understanding of truck transportation/logistics.
  • Strong, demonstrated leadership capabilities, includes building effective teams.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • Effectively copes with change and is energized by tough challenges.
  • Strong problem solving capabilities and timely decision making. Identifies options including the short and long term impact on business operations.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent Transportation & Logistics experience preferred.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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