Maria Janes, fleet manager, Frenco Service Replacements
Describe your fleet
We have 26 vans, two forklift trucks and three cars.
How did you get into fleet?
When the company accountant, who used to look after the company vehicles, retired, the job was delegated to me, among other things (I also work with accounts, facilities etc).
What are you working on at the minute?
I’m currently sorting out some accident information for our insurance company and arranging a leasing deal.
What is your favourite aspect of the role?
No two days are the same – one day I may be dealing with an accident or servicing, or sorting out the fuel cards. I’m kept busy as we have three depots.
What is your least favourite aspect?
Encouraging the drivers to do their daily maintenance checks and notify me when their vehicles need a service.
How do you relax?
I take my two boxer dogs out for long walks – they need a lot of exercise.