The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

Lamb, Jack

Having solely an automotive focus in his business career enabled Jack Lamb to develop years of fleet expertise. The former fleet manager for the Houston-based Exxon Company USA, sums up his experience saying, "I didn't deal with anything that didn't have plates and rolled down the highway. Fleet is the only business I've been in and I sure had lots of fun doing it."

Lamb first got his feet wet working for ARI. Between 1963 and 1967, Lamb was in the interesting position of being an ARI employee on contract to Humble Oil, as today's Exxon Company was known then. In his own words, his task was "to come up with a neighborhood car rental program." Lamb learned about purchasing, sales, accounting, maintenance, and rentals.

In 1967, Lamb became an employee for Humble Oil. His first challenge was to help organize a captive leasing company. By serving as supervisor of operations for the leasing company, Lamb's broad responsibilities gained him what he considers his "basic foothold in the automotive business, combining an administrative experience with new- and used-car purchasing skills."

In the mid 1970s, the company changed its name to Exxon as part of its move toward establishing an international marketing identification. Lamb retired from Exxon in July 1986.

Lamb was the first AF Professional Fleet Manager of the Year winner in 1985.

He was inducted into the Fleet Hall of Fame in 2008.

Comment On This Item

Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that comments may be moderated.


Market Trends

Mike Antich
Autonomous Vehicles will Create a Radical Paradigm Shift in Vehicle Design

By Mike Antich
My prediction is that autonomous vehicles will create a paradigm shift in vehicle design, whereby interior design will become the primary brand differentiator in the future. What will drive this paradigm shift is that future autonomous vehicle design will focus primarily on the passenger and not the driver. This will create a tectonic shift in vehicle design with ramifications that will take decades to fully play out.

Fleet Strategies to Improve OTD for Upfit Units

By Mike Antich

View All

Driving Notes

Chris Wolski
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

By Chris Wolski
During the lead up to the September opening of the State Fair of Texas, I was given the chance to take a preview spin in the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD. It whet my appetite for more.

2017 Volkswagen Passat R-Line

By Thi Dao

View All

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Focusing on the Vehicle Delivery Process

By Sherb Brown
The fleet industry is evolving at an ever-increasing pace, but the one area that hasn’t evolved and never seems to improve is the actual vehicle delivery process. It would seem to be the easiest part of the whole business, but it is the one area that everyone struggles with.

Game-Planning for the Fleet Technology Expo

By Sherb Brown

View All

Data Points

Dylan Brown
Does Telematics Branding Translate to Adoption?

By Dylan Brown
We asked over 750 fleet professionals questions about the prevalence of each provider in the market and their brand recognition.

How Fleet Size Dictates Telematics Needs

By Dylan Brown

View All

In Memoriam: Coach's Insights

Ed Bobit
Thinking of the Newbies of the Future

By Ed Bobit
A lot has changed in the past 10-15 years, so we can only imagine this momentum will continue into the next decade-plus. How will this change impact the fleet manager of tomorrow?

Managing a Car vs. Work Truck Fleet

By Ed Bobit

View All


More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher