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ACFO expands fleet seminar programme

ACFO, the fleet-decision-makers’ organisation, is to increase the number of key industry issue-based seminars it holds annually due to their popularity with members.

Historically, ACFO has tackled key issues with a line-up of speakers at its annual conference, held in conjunction with the organisation’s annual general meeting.

However, in the last two years it has held a number of seminars and already this year a day-long event focused on electric vehicles.

It is being followed on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2014 with a seminar tackling liabilities facing employees and employers when police issue a Fixed Penalty Notice or a local authority issues a Penalty Charge Notice - an increasingly complex issue and one that can prove to be a legal, financial and HR administrative nightmare for fleet decision-makers and company car and van drivers alike.

More than 125 people attended the electric vehicle seminar and to date more than 100 members have pre-registered to attend the “Another Fine Mess?” seminar, sponsored by Ford and held at the Henry Ford College, University Way, Loughborough, LE11 3TL.

ACFO is now planning further seminars in the second half of 2014 and into 2015 on industry issues that potentially include: employee fuel reimbursement strategies, end of vehicle lease issues, accident management, tyre management best practice, effective fleet insurance management and best practice grey fleet management.

ACFO chairman Damian James said: “We have been both delighted and surprised by the number of fleet decision-makers from across the country attending the seminars.

“Feedback indicates that managers are quite prepared to attend a day-long seminar where they can obtain a wealth of comprehensive information on a major issue impacting on them, their organisation and their drivers and additionally quiz knowledgeable speakers and network with colleagues.”

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