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Fred Illing, fleet manager, Pickerings Europe

  • How many vehicles are on your fleet?

    There are 205 vehicles in total – 86 cars, 118 light commercials and one HGV.

  • How is the fleet funded?

    Leased, apart from the HGV.

  • What do you enjoy the most about working in the fleet industry?

    The immense variety of work from day to day, even hour by hour some days.

  • What has been your career highlight?

    Managing the changes from a purchased fleet to a leased fleet, and negotiating a one badge support deal.

  • If you were transport minister what would you change?

    The system of roadworks so that all service industries in a given area confer in advance of any necessary repairs. That way, when a road is to be dug up all the necessary work can be co-ordinated and carried out at the same time rather than having the road resurfaced and then dug up again by another utility.

  • What piece of technology could you not live without?

    With the amount of information which is required to be stored and retrieved, it would be a computer.

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