Fleet Operations, Maintenance and Management Course


The road transport industry is very diverse and affects all of us. It has a cost component in the food and commodities we buy. We experience it when we use it as passengers in public transport, or drive in own cars. Its various dimensions include own- account as opposed to for-hire transport, freight versus public passenger transport and private versus commercial transport. There is evidence that cost and other measures of performance of transport industry in the region that we cover is below par. This course brings together practitioners in the road transport industry. It has packaged together tools and procedures necessary for the analysis and consequent application to the fleet in your firm. It aims to improve the knowledge and skills of the participants in transport management and there are some myriad ways in which this can be done.


5 Days


Those that have some administrative, supervisory and technical roles to play in transport firms/units both in the public and the private sector. These cadres include transport managers/officers, fleet operations managers, maintenance managers, workshop managers/superintendents. It should also be of interest to those public sector officials involved in policy development and tariff setting for road transport.


At the end of this IRES training seminar, you will learn to:

  • Explain the road transport industry as part of the wider transport sector;
  • Explain the characteristics and requirement of the components of the transport; industry [trucking industry/public passenger industry;
  • Apply cost calculation the fleet and to use the costs established to pricing and tariff setting. Using cost knowledge as a tool for decision making;
  • Set up and put into use a management information system for the fleet;
  • Schedule the fleet;
  • Explain the need for and how to enhance customer service;
  • Apply techniques for improving fuel economy;
  • Manage vehicle maintenance function and cost.


Elements of Transport Economics and Transport

  • Structure of the transport sector: characteristics of transport modes;
  • The road transport sector: bus industry, trucking industry, taxi” industry;
  • Issues in road transport: road safety;
  • Issues in road transport: energy/fuel economy;
  • Issues in road transport:  customer service management;
  • The process and functions of management as applied to road transport;

Fleet operations and management

  • Costing in fleet operations: fixed and variable costs;
  • Cost structures for scheduled and non- scheduled transport;
  • Use of cost calculation for pricing, determination of rates, and decision making;
  • Vehicle purchase and replacement: outright purchase versus leasing;
  • Fleet planning;
  • Fleet scheduling for operational efficiency and cost reduction;
  • Management information system;

Fleet maintenance

  • Maintenance: general concepts and principles;
  • Maintenance planning and scheduling;
  • Workshop management and administration;
  • Spares inventory management.

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Benefits of Taking a Course at IRES


Our courses are carefully curated to keep you abreast of latest industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices. We employ a variety of teaching methodologies, including hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive sessions, all aimed at fostering an engaging and effective learning environment. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, providing our clients with insights that can be immediately applied in their professional lives.


Our courses serve as a vibrant platform for professionals to connect and engage with a diverse community of peers, industry leaders, and experts. By participating in our programs, you gain access to an invaluable network that spans across various sectors and geographical boundaries. This networking aspect is not just about forming professional relationships; it's about creating a supportive ecosystem where ideas, opportunities, and collaborations can flourish.


Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.

Who else has taken this course?

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1 Office of the Auditor General Kenya Kenya