Designed for Aid & Development Organisations

In the Fleet Management Fundamentals course, you will learn the foundation principles of fleet management in humanitarian context in order to increase the proficiency and expertise of humanitarian professionals working at an operational level.


By the end of the course, you will:

  1. Determine the right number and types of vehicles for your operation
  2. Implement strategies to reduce fleet costs
  3. Understand the root causes of your crashes
  4. Introduce and monitor KPIs that are related to your organisation’s priorities
  5. Get insight and lower your vehicle emissions


Partially Funded by USAID


Under a sector capacity building with USAID, Fleet Forum is able to provide fleet management trainings at a fraction of the cost to fleet managers around the world.

The fees to participate in the training are USD 300. Fleet Forum is a not-for-profit membership association. We are able to offer such capacity building activities through donor funding and charging participants a portion of the costs. Scroll down to find special discounts we are offering.

Payment is due before the start of the training. If a participant has not responded after receiving a payment reminder, Fleet Forum reserves the right to cancel the registration.

Live Sessions with Fleet Managers around the World

We work with group sizes of 10 -12 participants per training. Registration does not guarantee a spot. We will review the registrations received and contact you via email.


The expected workload is about 5 hours per day during a 5-day period:

  • 3 hours is self-study, which consists of completing e-learning modules, solving real-life case studies, preparing exercises
  • Twice a day, we will have 1-hour “live” discussions (via videoconferencing). These sessions will take place in the morning and afternoon and are mandatory to attend to receive your certificate at the end of the training.


How will this benefit my organisation?

During the training, you will work on your 6-month action plan that you can implement after.

The plan will help you increase service delivery, reduce road crashes and carbon emissions of your fleet and also save money for your organisation, and may include:

  • Developing transport plan for a specific project
  • Conducting a rightsizing exercise to determine the optimal size of the fleet
  • Introducing vehicle pooling system for staff 
  • Implementing driver performance reviews, using data collected through tracking systems
  • Building the business case for hybrid vehicle 

Fleet management experts will provide you withe knowledge resources and peer sessions to guide you with implementing your plan.


What will I get if I purchase this training?


When you purchase this training, you get access to:

  • Downloadable training materials
  • 1-year access to the Training Portal
  • Digital resources on the Knowledge Platform to help you implement
  • Personalised guidance for upto 6 months after


Upon completing the training, your electronic Certificate of Participation will be added to your Personal page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile, on printed resumes, CVs, or other documents.

If you successfully complete the implementation of your plan after the training, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement and you will be able to attend our invitation-only Fleet Management Pro training.

100% Say This Training Met Their Personal Objectives

"This was my first virtual training. The group discussions were very lively, similar to classroom trainings. The benefit of virtual training is I could combine with important office work also side by"


- Binod Prasad Shrestha, Roving Logistician, Tearfund -

"After the training, I used the TCO method to get my management to agree to dispose of 7 to 8 old vehicles. This training helped me to be more convincing to my management"

- Fleet Manager, IOM -

"I  trained my drivers on eco-driving and implemented a ‘Driver of the Month’ initiative to create awareness and encourage my drivers to also be more fuel-efficient."

- Dima Tabakh, World Food Programme in Syria -

2020 Training Calendar

We work hard to avoid changes to planned trainings, but occasionally we may have to change the date of scheduled trainings. We will notify you one week before before the training start date with the option to reschedule for a future date.


One week before the training, we will share with you the exact timings of the live sessions. We determine these based on location of the majority of participants. For participants calling in from Southeast Asia, it might mean that the live sessions take place in the afternoon and evening, thereby allowing you to balance this with your ongoing activities.

Meet Nathalie, Your Trainer

"For the first of its kind Trainer Nathalie has made me to like e-learning. She made it so vibrant to the extent where participant can even be in group discussion online. I have learnt and gotten inspired alot through this training."

- UNICEF, Fleet Manager


Nathalie's Bio

Nathalie Rothschild is an international humanitarian expert, trainer and consultant who has worked in the humanitarian logistics and supply field for over 20 years. Prior to joining Fleet Forum she was Action Against Hunger USA Associate Director for Logistics, Supply and IT.

During the course of her career she has trained countless staff members from various international organizations.

Nathalie is bilingual and facilitates Fleet Forum's Excellence trainings in both French and English. She also manages a number of projects, including the Driver Recognition Programme.

Nathalie is also an Adjunct Professor at New York University (NYU) and Columbia University.

Special Discounts Available

Fleet Forum is a non-profit membership association inspiring better, cleaner, safer and more effective transport around the world. 


We believe that organisations must invest in professional fleet managers to drive improvements of their transport practices. That is why TRAINING is a key part of the activities we deliver. 


Fleet Forum member organisations will receive a 10% discount on their invoice. Is your organisation a Fleet Forum member? Click here for the list of member organisations.


Fleet Forum recognises that local organisations have more limited budgets, which makes it challenging for staff to access training opportunities. The Fleet Management Fundamentals is offered at a reduced rate to local organisations. Click here for more information.