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Don’t miss the fleet driving event of the year

Company Car In Action (CCIA) is celebrating 25 years of being the best ‘arrive and drive’ event in the industry.

Last year saw an increase in visitor numbers (6.3%) to CCIA, with almost 1,000 fleet decision-makers taking the chance to test-drive the latest company cars, as well as debate the most important topics affecting fleets with industry experts across two days.

CCIA is the biggest and best arrive-and-drive event in the UK, and thanks to the support of motor manufacturers, contract hire and leasing companies and essential industry suppliers, it remains the must-attend event in the fleet calendar.

This year CCIA is delighted to welcome back BMW (UK), Fiat Group, Ford Motor Company, Hyundai Motor UK, Infiniti, Jaguar Land Rover, Kia Motors UK,  Maserati, Peugeot, Renault UK, SEAT, Toyota & Lexus, Vauxhall and Volvo.

As well as four unique and purpose-built test routes – city, off-road, alpine hill and high speed – all in one location, visitors this year will be able to view informative displays and services in the exhibition hall.

And, as it’s the 25th anniversary, we’ll be introducing some special surprises and hosting four ‘Great Debates’.

The Great Debates are as follows:

Running a Low Emissions Fleet

Running a green fleet isn’t just about ‘doing your bit for the environment’ or fulfilling the company’s corporate and social responsibility policy. 

Increasingly, implementing a low-emission strategy makes considerable financial sense.  Taxation is linked to CO2 emissions, including benefit-in-kind (BIK), Capital Allowances, National Insurance Contributions (NIC) and Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), so going green has serious fiscal  benefits for drivers and fleets.

Currently, there are more than 1,000 models with CO2 emissions of less than 120g/km. And it is not just about electric, hybrid or forthcoming hydrogen cell vehicles, modern petrol and diesels also offer the opportunity to cut CO2.

This session offers practical steps to help you get your fleets’ emissions – and costs – down.

Safety and Duty of Care

Duty of Care responsibilities are a key element of any fleet manager’s responsibility. 

Regardless of how many vehicles your fleet operates, there is legislation that governs road safety and an array of related regulations intended to safeguard users.

As a result, there is a duty of care on employers to take reasonable care to protect employees from the risk of injury or death whilst at work. And companies have a duty of care to ensure that drivers are safe while out on the road.

There are a number of ways that companies can tackle duty of care for their drivers.

Held in the exhibition hall, this open forum will combine presentations from duty of care specialists and will be followed by a panel discussion with other specialists who have put in place road safety policies.

Running an efficient fleet in the public sector

The challenging macroeconomic conditions of recent years firmly established cost control as the number one priority for public sector fleet managers.

Legislative changes aligned with the relentless development of new vehicle technologies could place added pressure upon fleet managers working in local authorities, NHS Trusts, large housing associations and central government departments. 

With the economy showing signs of improving, it presents the ideal opportunity for fleet managers to plan and prepare for significant proposed changes in taxation, not least new ways to efficiently procure vehicles via online auctions.

This session will share best practice and offer a comprehensive guide to the very best and most innovative means of efficient, compliant and cost effective fleet management in the public sector.

The ACFO debate – the end is nigh

This session will focus on end of contract/life charges and will include speakers from the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA), the leasing world, Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) and a fleet manager.

Why you should attend

  • See and meet the major fleet brands together in one place and on one day
  • Evaluate a wide range of models with back-to-back comparative test drives
  • Meet suppliers and discuss their views and requirements for the future
  • The only event offering you unaccompanied test drivers of nearly 300 models
  • Enhance your knowledge of low-emission vehicles and safety/duty of care requirements

For more information about Company Car In Action 2015, visit companycarinaction.com.


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