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Vehicle Fleet Development And Management Training Programme


Transportation activities can account for over 70% of an organization’s supply chain costs. Thus, it is vital that an organization gets the transportation function right, whether its ambition is to meet personnel mobility needs or to execute the delivery of goods and materials.

In this Vehicle Fleet Development & Management Training, we will examine the transportation function in a holistic manner. We start by outlining the requirements of successful fleet maintenance programs and workshops. We then describe the components of stringent fleet and driver safety programs and experiment with different capital budgeting and distribution routing techniques. We conclude with a thorough explanation of key fleet performance measures.


Upon successful completion of the Vehicle Fleet Development & Management training course, delegates will be able to demonstrate a variety of knowledge and experience to effectively manage the operation of commercial vehicle fleets at different levels of seniority and responsibility:

  • State the objectives of fleet management and the role of the fleet manager
  • Implement a fleet preventive maintenance program
  • Determine requirements for efficient workshops
  • Create fleet safety and driver selection programs
  • Use capital budgeting techniques to perform vehicle replacement analysis
  • Optimize distribution vehicle routes
  • Write Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and measure performance of the fleet


The Vehicle Fleet Development & Management Training is beneficial to a wide range of personnel, especially:

  • Financial/Logistic/Maintenance Directors
  • Fleet Management Industry Personnel
  • Purchasing/Procurement Personnel
  • Fleet Planners/Administrators/Managers
  • Transport/Operations Personnel
  • Government Transportation Professionals
  • Fleet Maintenance/Distribution Personnel
  • Finance Professionals
  • Contracts/Project Professionals
  • Operations Supervisors
  • Logistics/Supply Chain Professionals


10 Days


Module 1 -Vehicle Acquisition

  • Key Topics:
    • Fleet management principles
    • The general vehicle market
    • Depreciation management
    • Development of the fleet policy and regulations
    • Defining future needs in terms of corporate objectives

Module 2 - Selection of Vehicles

  • Key Topics:
    • Dealer selection and evaluation
    • Selection of vehicles
    • Vehicle specifications
    • Total Cost of Operations calculations
    • Benchmarking for selection

Module 3 - Financing Vehicles

  • KeyTopics:
    • Purchasing methods and timing of purchases
    • Financing vehicles
    • Vehicle financing options
      • Optimising monthly financing costs
      • The use of balloon payments
      • Vehicle use reimbursement
      • Budgeting concepts and methods

Module 4 - Fleet Operations

  • Key Topics:
    • Fleet management principles
    • The general vehicle market
    • Development of the fleet policy and regulations
    • Fuel management and fuel systems
      • Fuelling options and fleet/ fuel card systems
      • Alternative Fuels

Module 5 - Fleet Maintenance Management

  • Key Topics:
    • Tyre management
    • Vehicle repairs
    • Tracking systems and route management
    • Right sizing the fleet and vehicle specifications
    • Right sizing the fleet
    • Availability management
    • Job and vehicle specifications
    • Utilisation and route control
    • Tracking systems
    • Setting the optimum fleet size

Module 6 -The Fleet Safety Programme

  • Key Topics:
    • Insurance management
    • Driver assessment & Training
    • Company Safety programme
    • Driver Records
    • Driver incentives
    • Accident management

Module 7 -Daily Operations - Driver and Vehicle Management

  • Key Topics:
    • Day to day operational procedures for drivers and vehicles
    • Breakdowns
    • Planned maintenance
    • Unplanned maintenance
    • Driver allocations
    • Operational checklists
    • Supervisory management
    • Management reports

Module 8 -Remarketing used vehicles

  • Key Topics:
    • Fleet management principles
    • The general vehicle market
    • The used vehicle market and resale values
    • Development of the fleet policy and regulations

Module 9 -Replacement planning

  • Key Topics:
    • The theoretical and practical approach
    • Used vehicle marketing – the different methods
    • The auctioneer approach
    • Analysing current and projected resale values

Module 10 -Resale Planning

  • Key Topics:
    • Internal programmes to maximize resale values
    • Setting the reserve price and reconditioning costs
    • Driver incentives to maintain vehicles


Course Schedule
Dates Fees Location Apply
11/03/2024 - 22/03/2024 $3000 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
08/04/2024 - 19/04/2024 $3950 Kigali Physical Class

Online Class
13/05/2024 - 24/05/2024 $5500 Dubai Physical Class

Online Class
10/06/2024 - 21/06/2024 $3000 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
08/07/2024 - 19/07/2024 $3000 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
12/08/2024 - 23/08/2024 $3000 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
09/09/2024 - 20/09/2024 $3000 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
14/10/2024 - 25/10/2024 $3950 Kigali Physical Class

Online Class
11/11/2024 - 22/11/2024 $3000 Mombasa Physical Class

Online Class
09/12/2024 - 20/12/2024 $3000 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class