Up to one million private vehicles used for work purposes could be unsafe, according to research which has thrown the spotlight back on the grey fleet market.
Industry estimates suggest there are between one and three million privately-owned cars used for work and, according to a recent survey, almost 60% are not properly maintained, while up to 300,000 vehicles are not properly insured.
The survey, carried out by Total Motion earlier this year, is one of a number that have shown the difficulties of operating a grey fleet and the extensive challenges it brings.
In discussions with the nation’s fleet operators for the annual Hit for Six Conferences, grey fleet issues were one of the top six issues they wanted covered.
As a result, two speakers will look at grey fleet at this year’s event, with one session covering grey fleet best practice while a second session will look at a growing alternative – car clubs.
Grey fleet is one of six subjects covered at the event, covering risk management, green fleet management, effective purchasing policies, driver management and future fleet choices.
The Hit for Six South Conference takes place in Oxford on September 16, while Hit for Six North is held in Leeds/Bradford on September 30.
The two conferences contain the same content and the two locations are designed to reduce travelling time for fleets attending the event.
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