The call to arms came from Roger Glenwright, group fleet manager in Siemens Group Services and a counsel member of the Institute of Car Fleet Management, as the Government, under pressure from environmental pressure groups, seeks to curtail car usage and introduce an integrated transport strategy.
In a passionate conference plea he said: 'Politically and environmentally we're a soft option - an easy target, not enough votes among us, or even our business car drivers, to worry a political party very much, especially one just elected by a landieselide. But we don't need to be. The profession of fleet management is a good profession contributing economically and environmentally positively to this country.
'Stand up and do something about the environmental concerns. Stand up and speak out about the real environmental benefits of first class fleet management. Meet the challenge.'