Howard Walsh, Fleet Manager, University of Cumbria
Describe your fleet.
We run a very mixed fleet and have 48 pool cars, 22 minibuses and 16 LCVs. We also run agricultural courses and have approximately 30 tractors, quad bikes and combine harvesters.
What are you working on at the moment?
The replacement and increase of some of our contracted pool cars.
How did you get into fleet?
I’ve been with the company, working with their fleet, for 16 years, having previously retired from the police force.
Would you recommend a career in fleet?
I can certainly recommend it from a job satisfaction point, so long as you can stand the daily hassles from drivers.
What would make our life easier at work?
People doing what they know they have to without being pushed, and then providing the correct information.
What is your favourite holiday destination and why?
I was particularly fascinated by China as an experience.