National Fleet Controller (Logistics) – Cape Town

Cape Town
Posted 3 weeks ago

Contact person for this position:

Rayleen Lentz



The National Fleet Controller will play a pivotal role in supporting the National Logistics Manager in achieving an efficient and well-managed fleet. This position requires strong organizational and communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to ensure compliance with company policies and regulations.


  1. Asset Management:
  • With the National Fleet Manager, manage and oversee the fleet assets within the Company and ensuring optimal utilization and fuel efficiency.
  • Monitor and report on daily diesel consumption, taking corrective actions for unacceptable levels.
  • Monitor and report on driver behaviour, utilizing the fleet telematics systems in place. Take necessary action to drive addressing of incorrect behaviour on a regional level.
  1. Vehicle and Trailer Oversight:
  • Ensure all vehicles and trailers under your control are within service limits and legally licensed, by equipping regional teams with the appropriate reporting and tools.
  • Report breakdowns to the branch manager and address new damages or defects promptly.
  • Develop and maintain schedules for vehicle maintenance, inspections, and deliveries.
  • Ensure the fleet image is kept at a high standard and reflective of our proud brand.
  1. Administrative and Documentation:
  • Attend to general administration and documentation management on a daily basis.
  • Maintain accurate records of vehicle inspections, maintenance, and compliance documentation.
  1. Fuel Management:
  • Monitor and manage fuel consumption to control costs and reduce environmental impact.
  • Implement systems to track fuel cards and optimize fuel efficiency.
  1. Compliance and Regulations:
  • Stay informed about and ensure compliance with national and local transportation regulations.
  • Conduct accident/incident investigations and submit required documentation.
  1. Cost Management:
  • Support the National Fleet Manager in the development and management of budgets related to fleet operations, including maintenance, fuel, and vehicle acquisition costs.
  • Identify opportunities for cost savings and implement strategies to reduce operational expenses.
  • Support lean logistics initiatives and work closely with the Warehouse and Distribution teams to achieve targets set.
  1. Technology Integration:
  • Implement and manage fleet tracking systems to monitor vehicle locations, performance, and driver behaviour.
  • Utilize telematics technology to gather data on vehicle usage, driver behaviour, and maintenance needs.
  1. Safety and Risk Management:
  • Implement safety programs and policies to ensure driver well-being and reduce the risk of accidents.
  • Identify and mitigate potential risks associated with fleet operations.
  1. Communication and Collaboration:
  • Communicate with Regional Teams, the Logistics Central office team, Suppliers, Finance, and other stakeholders to ensure smooth operations.
  • Collaborate with other departments, such as logistics, supply chain, and finance, to optimize organizational efficiency.
  • Travel to the various company locations to offer support to the regional teams, and to assist with overall fleet management improvement nationally.
  1. Emergency Response:
  • Develop and implement plans for responding to emergencies or accidents involving fleet vehicles.
  1. Continuous Improvement:
  • Analyse key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess fleet operations’ efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Stay informed about industry best practices and emerging technologies for continuous improvement.


  • Familiarity with vehicle tracking systems (Geotab, Mix, Cartrack, and/or FleetIT).
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in controlling a large fleet compliment.
  • Vehicle stock control knowledge.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in logistics (an added advantage).
  • Demonstrated analytical ability.


  • Building and maintaining relationships in support and living out the company culture.
  • Friendly, helpful, confident yet humble, and able to work well in a team.
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, motivation, planning, and communication skills.
  • Problem-solving and organizational skills.
  • Ability to show initiative.
  • Team player with self-motivation and reliability.
  • Performance-driven.
  • Highly organized.
  • Strong English reading and writing ability.
  • Valid code 8 driver’s license.

Market related

Job Features

Job CategoryTransport / Logistics
SalaryMarket related
Commencement dateASAP
LocationCape Town
Contract TypeFull Time

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