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Fast track to the fundamentals of fleet management

A PILOT course to introduce newcomers to the fleet industry to the basics of fleet management has been given the thumbs-up by delegates.

Organised by Petersfield-based Fleet Audits, the Fundamental Fleet Management course was a first attempt to offer a one-day seminar on the basic aspects running fleets and following positive feedback from delegates, the consultancy will now add the course to its portfolio from next year.

The course was attended by 12 fleet managers from companies with fleets ranging from 50 to 10,000 vehicles, covering the public and private sectors as well as charities. It covered the main aspects of vehicle fleets and encouraged delegates to find the best solutions while keeping costs down.

Chris Chandler, Fleet Audits' director of training, said: 'One day is a short time to disseminate best practice fleet management, but we were able to cover the key management topics, as well as current issues like CO2 taxation, buying vehicles from abroad, health and safety and many others.'

Fleet Audits offered places on the free one-day event, hosted by IBM in Portsmouth, to help shape the syllabus and demonstrate its commitment to improving the fleet management profession. Delegates included fleet managers or administrators from IBM, BT Fleet, the RSPCA, Scottish Power, Ordnance Survey and Dorset Healthcare NHS Trust.

For more information, visit Fleet Audits website.

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