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Five Star Breaktime Solutions Fleet Manager (TN, Chattanooga) in Mobile, Alabama

Fleet Manager (TN, Chattanooga)AL, Mobile

Five Star Food Service is hiring for a corporate fleet manager based in our Chattanooga, TN. headquarters. This position will report to the Risk Management Department lead.

If selected for this role you must be able to relocate to Chattanooga, TN

Responsibilities generally include the development and administration of fleet standards, vehicle operating policies, fuel card and consumption policies; contributes to the preparation of annual capex budgets for new and used vehicles, boxes, and coolers; develops, maintains and distributes fleet dashboards that report on operating costs and fleet performance; negotiate and purchase of lease vehicles and equipment as necessary; communicate and negotiate with fleet management provider and specific maintenance vendors; and control maintenance, repair, replacement, and disposal of vehicles. Prepare and present trend analysis reports as well as vehicle usage reports.

In addition, the Fleet Manager will direct fleet-related training, such as safety and accident prevention programs. Create driver's manuals or newsletters to keep employees informed about the fleet programs. The Fleet Manager will be responsible for obtaining and maintaining any required DOT permits throughout the Company.

The Fleet Manager will also be responsible for pre-acquisition due diligence of “seller” fleet with a focus on equipment health and making recommendations regarding potential needs post-closing. After closing, he/she will be responsible for all title transfers, driver “on-boarding/training”, and fuel card distribution. Overnight travel will be required.

Fleet Manager Responsibilities:

  • Plans, directs, and coordinates the operation of vehicle maintenance and repair programs for Company owned vehicles;

  • Plans, directs and coordinates all communication with third-party fleet management company;

  • Prepares and directs in-service training programs for personnel.

  • Prepares and executes short- and long-range plans for fleet related capital expenditures, upgrades, and disposal of Company vehicles.

  • Plans and administers a preventative maintenance and vehicular replacement program for Company owned vehicles.

  • Receives and processes vehicle accident and damage reports.

  • Performs cost analysis and periodic management of operational reports.

  • Develops, maintains and reviews performance dashboards;

  • Continually focuses on achieving profitability through effective management of all fleet and maintenance activities including cost control, employee development, and high training and safety standards.

  • Ensure safe and reliable vehicles are available to meet operational requirements.

  • Manages effective utilization of vehicle assets.

  • Conducts fleet evaluations to ensure maintenance standards are met.

  • Evaluates and authorizes all vehicle repair bills by branch by vehicle.

  • Management of functions and activities related to the procurement, servicing, operation, maintenance, and repair of vehicles.

  • Utilizes effective practices and procedures involved in researching, comparing, negotiating, and purchasing vehicles.

  • Ensures all applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures are adhered to.

  • Administration of Insurance policies, accidents, and subrogation.

  • Administers DOT permitting and maintenance.

  • Administers the Pre-Trip Inspection application as well as the GPS/Camera systems.

    Fleet Manager Qualifications:

  • Previous Fleet Management Experience with “large” fleet and of differing vehicle types.

  • Experience coordinating third party fleet management companies and related software.

  • Pragmatic insurance negotiations, settlement, and subrogation.

  • Proficient in Financial and Statistical Analysis and management presentation.


  • College Degree with a core focus on Business or related field of study.

  • Professional Certifications in related field (or relative experience).

  • Policy Creation, Monitoring, and reporting for fleets in excess of 100 Vehicles.

  • Demonstrated ability to budget and adhere to those in larger fleets.

  • Demonstrated ability to set, plan and monitor maintenance schedules.

  • DOT Permitting and monitoring.

  • Demonstrated ability to procure quality vehicles at best price.


  • Full-Time Employee Benefits Package Includes: Medical, Vision, Dental, Life & AD&D, Critical Illness, Short- & Long-Term Disability, 401(k), paid vacations and holidays

    About Five Star:

    Join one of the nation’s largest on-site food and beverage service providers proudly offering custom solutions to our clients including micro markets, full-line vending, coffee service, pantry service, sustainable products, water (filtered and bottled) service, catering, and corporate food service.

    Notice:Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Location - AL, Mobile