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Fleet manager

Falls Church, Virginia, United States
August 29, 2018

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Michael J. Wesseling



To use my life experiences, qualifications, and skills to become a great asset to an employer.


Good communication skills; ability to communicate verbally and in writing; skilled at putting out fires; critical thinking; ability to ask the right questions; separate facts from assumptions in dealing with personnel; skilled in developing relationships with multiple dealerships and vendors.

Notable Traits

•30+ years of experience

•High level of technical aptitude

•Excellent diagnostic and problem-solving skills

•Class B Commercial Driver's License

•Self-lead, hard worker

•Strong work ethic

•Supervisor experienced

Military Service

U.S. Army – 10 Point Veteran 1983 –1986

•Active duty served at Fort Benning, Georgia & globally

•Served as a wheel & track vehicle mechanic, specializing in auto, diesel, gas, and hydraulic repairs, as well as fork lift and crane operation.

U.S. National Guard (Mitchell, South Dakota) 1979 –1983

•Served as a wheel & track vehicle mechanic, completing a variety of tasks globally.



Fleet Manager/Mechanic,, Lorton, VA 22079 Jan 2018 – Apr 2018

•Manage the operation and maintenance of the organization’s motor vehicles to include: fleet of Volvo tractor & trailers, straight trucks, Mercedes Benz sprinter vans, sales sedans, and fork lifts (no maintenance building/shop- all done outside).

•Oversee DOT compliance and reporting as it relates to the fleet.

•Develop and implement vehicle and equipment preventive maintenance programs.

•Manage fleet department purchases and payments and plan daily and weekly maintenance and repairs.

•Develop and maintain multiple outside vendor and service provider relationships.

•Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility.

•Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments.

•Daily inspection of fleet.

•Retrieve daily inspection reports and correspondence.

•Online research for parts and making comparative pricing, obtaining approval from owner, and scheduling parts ordering.

•Schedule vendor repairs and recovery of repaired units from vendors.

•Weekly fleet maintenance reports.

•Build co-worker relationships.

•Attend weekly employer staff meetings.

•Planning of PM fleet maintenance.

•Responding to all email correspondence.

Shop Foreman, MV Transportation Inc., Fairfax, VA Aug 2017– Dec 2017

•Manage all maintenance aspects of the maintenance operation during shift to include preventative maintenance and repair of vehicles.

•Responsible for all maintenance and utility staff.

•Assure that all contractual requirements are achieved; duties include daily, weekly, monthly and annual reporting responsibilities along with the management of the maintenance staff and will work with the Fleet Manager in the running of the day-to-day business.

•Obtain and maintain a valid Class A or B Commercial Driver License with Air Brake and Passenger Endorsements (within 90 days of hire), and a medical certificate by date of appointment.

•Self-motivated and able to perform without constant or immediate supervision.

•Prioritize, implement and manage work schedules, projects and assignments.

•Ability to track and control parts inventories, vendors and suppliers.

•Manage the financial/ accounting aspects of a fleet maintenance operation.

•Communicate effectively with all levels of staff in written and oral formats.

•Technical competence with light/ medium duty vehicle repair and preventive maintenance.

•Display initiative, professionalism, candor and tact at all time

•Oversee and assists in the maintenance, repair, and overhaul of buses and related equipment.

•Schedule and administer fleet maintenance, assists in troubleshooting problems with equipment. Communicates availability of vehicles for service with dispatch, maintenance manager and/or other operations personnel.

•Repair and maintain diesel engines and bus equipment.

•Supervise maintenance operations, plan and distribute the workload.

•Delegate responsibilities as appropriate and monitors performance.

•Review personnel actions (e.g., hiring, promotions and discipline), all such actions are further reviewed and approved by higher management.

•Ensure compliance on a day-to-day basis with State, Federal and Company requirements.

•Work closely with location manager providing status of maintenance and budget requirements. Reviews repair orders.

•Order fuel for all vehicles, order parts, and subcontract repair work.

•Supervise bus fueling and identify/recommend actions to improve operating efficiency.

•Complete special projects as assigned. Required to perform hands-on-work activities.

•Train and motivate maintenance staff, as well as plan and schedule the work within company guidelines.

Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority, Dulles Airport / Dulles, VA Oct 2002 – Mar 2017 -retired from

•Maintenance and repairs of all kinds done on light and medium vehicles (police and fire trucks), heavy duty transporters, 20-ton trucks, and tandem axle trucks.

•Repair, replace, or rebuild the following- engines; mechanical, hydraulic, HVAC, and fuel injection systems; tires, breaks, drums, and pads; batteries; mobile equipment, including portable 30-ton A/C units, welding rigs, etc.

•Utilize a wide variety of hand and power tools/equipment and perform comprehensive vehicle inspections.

•Welding repairs on metals (such as steel and aluminum) with varying thicknesses.

•Snow removal throughout the airport property, including the operation of plow trucks, snow melters sweeper units, and sand front-end loaders during the winter months.

U.S. Army – Dept. of Public Works and Logistics, Fort Myer / Arlington, VA Jun 1988 – Oct 2002

•Auto and bus supervisor/mechanic

•Repair fleet of 25 police vehicles and 30 units of 44-passenger bus fleet

•Operation and transport of military personnel on 45 passenger buses

•Supervise shop operations &personnel of 10-12

•Oversaw parts room operations and budgeting

•Reported weekly to director of fleet maintenance with fleet readiness reports

Professional References

Paul Kershaw – Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority – 703-***-**** – Paul

•Bill Brumbaugh – Fort Myer Dept. of Public Works and Logistics – 703-***-****

•Mark Moore - 703-***-****

•Gary Honaker- Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority 540-***-****


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