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Managing your fleet through COVID-19: a Fleet News webinar

Fleet News will be hosting a webinar this Thursday April 16 at 2pm presented by Driving for Better Business and FleetCheck looking at how companies can manage their fleet operations during the coronavirus pandemic.

Whether your drivers are working from home, furloughed or part of the country’s essential operations during this difficult time, the webinar will outline the key issues facing all fleets now and over the coming weeks and months.


The past few weeks have presented many new and unique challenges for fleet operators. While those fleets deemed non-essential may have vehicles laid up for an as-yet unknown period of time, others deemed essential are operating at or beyond their usual capacity.

On top of managing the issues today, there will be very different challenges to manage as the lockdown is lifted and businesses begin a return to more usual operational levels.

There are hugely significant vehicle maintenance, risk management and duty of care issues that all fleet operators need to be aware of during this time of unprecedented disruption.

Topics that will be addressed during the webinar include:

  • What the temporary law changes mean and, more importantly, what they don’t mean
  • Why following established procedures is more important than ever
  • The immediate and ongoing implications for risk management
  • Driver recruitment and eligibility for essential fleets
  • Driver wellbeing including fatigue and mental health
  • Vehicle sanitisation
  • Implications for Company Car BIK
  • Vehicle maintenance challenges for operational and mothballed vehicles (including electric)
  • Fleet admin and housekeeping during the disruption
  • Managing the fleet to keep the business financially sound
  • Reinstating a mothballed fleet after lockdown
  • Safety challenges when bringing furloughed drivers back to work
  • Returning to a normal vehicle maintenance regime

The webinar will be hosted by Fleet News editor-in-chief Stephen Briers and the two presenters will be Simon Turner, campaign manager at Driving for Better Business, and Peter Golding, founder and managing director at FleetCheck.

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