Most companies are still looking for answers and guidance on how to adopt the concept of total mobility to address employee travel needs, according to the headline findings of a unique ACFO and LeasePlan UK survey.
The survey of businesses across SMEs, mid-sector and major corporates operating in urban and rural areas, and ranging in size from firms with fewer than 10 employees to more than 1,000 was conducted in the run-up to ACFO’s autumn seminar.
Detailed survey findings will be presented at the ‘Drive for Mobility’ event, hosted by ACFO on Wednesday (October 18) at the NEC, Birmingham.
It is being supported by LeasePlan UK and mobility as a service platform provider Fleetondemand.
ACFO chairman John Pryor said: “The seminar is extremely timely because the survey results indicate that it is clear that businesses require help and guidance if mobility-as-a-service - MaaS - is to become a reality inside employers in the near future. Fleets are part of the whole business mobility solution, but wider issues and other solutions should be considered.
“The challenges and opportunities presented by MaaS will be the seminar’s focus with a range of speakers highlighting their own views on how fleet decision-makers and their employers can turn business mobility from a concept to reality, whilst also helping to interpret the survey’s findings.”
Hein Du Plessis, head of product development from LeasePlan UK, said: “Trends such as environmental regulation, technology and car connectivity seem likely to dominate the developments in the mobility landscape over the coming decade. While each individual trend may not represent a significant shift, their overall effect could revolutionise attitudes to motor vehicles.
“The concept of MaaS in the UK is still in the extremely early stages, but it will evolve and LeasePlan will play a key role in that development. We look forward to seeing the outcome from this year’s Autumn Seminar.”
Spaces for the seminar can be booked by contacting ACFO on 01865 342102 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is open to ACFO members and non-members.
The seminar is being held as part of Fleet Management Live, which takes place at the Birmingham NEC next week (October 19 and 20).
It’s free to attend and will be packed with more than 100 exhibitors. Plus there are eight best practice sessions covering many aspects of the fleet industry. Visitors will be able to meet key suppliers and question the experts on everything from the future of company cars to practical advice for meeting your fleet’s needs.
HR and finance professionals are welcome, alongside fleet managers and decision makers, and special seminars will be held in the Fleet Insight Theatre to cater for all levels of experience across all sizes of business.
For industry beginners, or those wanting to learn a little more about the basics, a Breakfast for Beginners session will take place hosted by the Institute of Car Fleet Management.
Fleet decision makers can sign up for a free place for themselves, and their fleet, HR and finance colleagues, for free at www.fleetmanagementlive.co.uk.