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Events round-up: Conference puts spotlight on new legislation

With tough new penalties facing drivers, the need for expert advice for fleet managers is more important than ever – and it will be on offer at Hit for Six South next week.

Fleet News reveals this week that the Crown Prosecution Service is looking at penalties that include up to two years in jail for drivers convicted of dangerous driving while using mobile phones or sat-nav.

At Hit for Six South, in Oxford on September 19, fleet decision-makers will receive a detailed briefing on the six key issues they face, in a session sponsored by Lex.

Other issues will include green fleet management, training and advice, sponsored by CAP, taxation, funding, fleet software, technology and advice on acquisition and tendering policies.

The briefing on corporate manslaughter will be part of a guide to legislation by Philip Somarakis, senior solicitor with Blake Lapthorn Tarlo Lyons.

Saul Jeavons, of the Transafe Network, will cover risk management techniques in the light of current legislation.

The future of fuel management will be the focus of Malcolm Noyle, director of Noyle Fleet Solutions, while Nigel Underdown, head of transport energy advice at the Energy Saving Trust, will concentrate on green fleet management techniques.

A software, tracking and gadgets segment will include in-office technology from Stephen de Launey, of Chevin Fleet Solutions, while Nasir Shah, Jato’s international sales and marketing director, will cover vehicle technology.

Taxation will be dealt with by PricewaterhouseCoopers, while Deloitte will provide funding advice.

Experts from CAP will look at residual values and wholelife costs. Tony Shaw, Fleet Procurement Manager, Royal Mail Group, and Robert Kingdom, of Masterlease, will offer advice on tendering.

  • For tickets and details, contact Sandra Evitt on 01733 468123 or log on to www.hitforsixconference.com.
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