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Fleet industry all in one place at Fleet Management Live event

Over two days (on October 6 and 7) the NEC, Birmingham, will host the UK’s largest event for professionals with corporate responsibility for fleet, whether they are fleet managers or executives from HR, finance or procurement departments. More than just an exhibition, the event offers advice, training, guidance and practical solutions to all aspects of business, government and emergency services vehicle management.

Register for free entry today at www.fleetmanagementlive.co.uk.

Behind every well-run fleet is an effective fleet manager

Whatever the size of the fleet, in an age of cost-cutting and downsizing a great fleet manager can save considerable sums. Today, it is almost unheard of for anyone to be ‘just’ a fleet manager, with the job calling for effective fleet decision-makers who combine leadership, strategic thinking and business knowledge. With things changing at a dizzying rate – new model introductions, ‘green’ initiatives, stricter risk regimes, new products, programmes and techniques – staying informed is even more important for the successful fleet manager.

Best practice workshops

Fleet Risk Management: Presented by David Richards from AA DriveTech, this workshop will assist companies to meet their duty-of-care requirements, and will include:

■ New information on fleet and driver risk management

■ Insights into running fleets compliantly, safely and economically

■ Tips to achieve successful road risk reduction programmes and ROI


Running a Cost-Effective Fleet: Brendan Adams, from Chevin Fleet Solutions, will provide an overview of the latest thinking and examine the biggest expenses facing fleets, including:

■ Fuel and workforce

■ Accidents, downtime and maintenance

■ Procurement and leasing

■ Depreciation, penalty charge notices and fines


Compliance: Led by Richard Evans from Jaama, this workshop will review the current issues taxing fleet operators as well as offer practical solutions to ensure fleets remain compliant. This workshop will look at:

■ Are you a slave to data capture? Turn data into meaningful management information with smart data capture and processing for robust compliance management

■ Do you act on your findings with full stakeholder support? Reporting and tackling non-compliance at all levels

■ Tools and resources available to help develop a cohesive compliance strategy


Go Ultra Low: Representatives from the SMMT and the Energy Savings Trust will provide guidance on the Government backed campaign as well as offer information on running an ultra-low emission fleet. The workshop will examine:

■ Wholelife costs – the best forward estimate of the real costs to an organisation over the vehicle replacement cycle

■ Tax incentives for ULEVs mean UK businesses can save up to £10,000 per vehicle, and improve their reputation

■ Residual values for ULEVs are constantly improving, and will continue to do so, according to experts

■ The variety of ULEVs now available in the UK means there’s something for every type of company car driver


Fleet Funding: Claire Evans from Zenith will outline ways of effectively funding the fleet, the barriers to change and examine the funding options as well as look at:

■ The benefits of reviewing alternative funding choices

■ Key business considerations when planning

■ Today’s funding challenges

■ How to identify funding solutions

■ Impacts of delaying and implementing change


Service, Maintenance and Repair: BT Fleet will showcase best practice in SMR strategies for operational fleets and the workshop will look at:

■ Showcasing best practice in SMR strategies for operational fleets to maximise vehicle availability

■ An efficient fleet – how to ensure your SMR strategy is fit-for purpose and future-proof

■ How BT Fleet helped to keep many of the UK’s mission-critical fleets running efficiently and compliantly


Telematics: In this workshop, ALD Automotive will offer guidance on the latest thinking in this area, as well as covering:

■ Trends that can help your business

■ How telematics can improve safety, efficiency and cost aspects for your business

■ Telematics in action on the frontline


Outsourcing Fleet Management: Stuart Donnelly from Fleet Logistics will share:

■ An alternative way to navigate supplier selection and in-life management of the array of vendors available to choose from across the entire fleet value chain

■ Solutions for how best to reduce and control your total cost of ownership, including OEMs, leasing, SMR, risk management, telematics and outsourcing

■ Thoughts on selecting the most appropriate strategy and partners that offer online driver tools and interactive dashboard reporting


Register for free entry today at www.fleetmanagementlive.co.uk and view the latest newsletter here.

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