Fleet Operations is helping companies plan for an uncertain future by offering free post-Covid Fleet Health Checks at this year’s Virtual Fleet & Mobility Live.
From flex fleet and affinity options to grey fleet and electric vehicle (EV) adoption, Fleet Operations will be offering bespoke advice on how fleets can be as efficient and futureproofed as possible.
Jayne Pett, director at Fleet Operations, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic is reshaping the fleet landscape and companies are now faced with unprecedented challenges.
"Not only are companies tasked with making the switch to more mobility-focused, electric-powered, data-driven fleets, but they are having to do this at a time when resources are increasingly limited.
“Immediate concerns include a need to adopt the most appropriate fleet strategies against a backdrop of economic uncertainty. Many are reluctant to commit to long-term contract hire, for example, opening the door to more flexible options including mid-term leasing."
Virtual Fleet & Mobility Live will be held across three days, November 17, 18 and 19, where delegates will be able to attend sessions on electric vehicles (EVs), operational excellence, mobility and manufacturers.
After each session, delegates will be able to submit questions which will be answered live, as the speakers will be on hand once their session premieres, or via follow-up for those watching later.
Licence Check's online audit module, Driver Audit, will also be launched at Virtual Fleet & Mobility Live, where visitors can join a live demo webinar.
Behavioural sciences researcher at TRL, Rosie Sharp, will also be hosting a session at the virtual conference on driver wellbeing.
Pett said: “Risk policies and procedures are having to be reassessed to ensure driver safety and legal compliance, while trips to the office for employees now working from home may no longer be a classified as a commute, but rather as a business journey.
“This calls for staff employment contracts to also be reviewed to guarantee HMRC compliant mileage claims and checks to ensure employees have the right insurance for business travel.”
Other areas covered by the health check will include Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), fuel costs management, carbon footprint, fund options, cash and car allowances, salary sacrifice, cost visibility and streamlining administration.