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Fleets sign up to the Great Grey Fleet Debate

Fleet managers and senior decision makers can get to grips with the challenges of managing a grey fleet at this year’s Fleet News Company Car in Action driving show.

Fleet News is bringing together a panel of experts for the Great Grey Fleet Debate to discuss ways in which companies can reduce the risk posed by employees driving their own cars for business purposes.

Company Car in Action (CCIA) takes place at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire on June 11-12 with the Great Grey Fleet Debate taking place on the afternoon of June 11.

Stephen Briers, editor-in-chief of Fleet News, said: "Grey fleet is a relatively new phenomenon for fleet managers as more become responsible for managing those drivers who use their own vehicles for company business.

"It places employers literally in a grey area, and many companies are simply turning a blind eye; either due to uncertainty of their responsibilities or because they are unwilling to encroach on what they consider to be the privacy of individuals. However, it really is a topic fleet manager needs to tackle with a robust policy to protect themselves, their employees and other road users."

The debate will involve spokespeople from the three finalists at the Fleet News Awards 2013 grey fleet of the year category: Tristan Campbell, fleet advisor at Chivas Brothers; Adam Davies, fleet technician team leader at Wiltshire Council; and the award winner Gareth Roberts, fleet manager at the Countryside Council for Wales.

Fleet operators can register their interest for the great grey fleet debate by emailing kate.howard@bauermedia.co.uk.

However, first make sure you reserve your place at the UK’s premier driving event, CCIA 2013, by clicking here.

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  • KD_Boss - 10/05/2013 12:48

    From experience there is very little difference to managing a grey fleet cars or a company car. Both need controlling in the same way, the only difference is that the car is not owned by the company. Either fleet should have duty of care requirements involved, especially when other drivers other than direct employees drive. from experience, businesses have very little, if any controls are in place.

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