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Fleet briefs: Latest from AFP, ODO, Hiyacar, AX and Silverstone Fleet Management

Paul Hollick, chair of the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP)

AFP appoints seven new committee members

Seven new appointments have been made across the committee structure of the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP).

Natasha Patel of Baringa and Aaron Powell of Speedy have been added to the Future Roads Committee while Steve Roper of Prudential, Paul Tate, formerly of Siemens, and Jacob Telemacque of Kings Secure Technologies are now part of the Risk, Compliance and Health Committee.

Stewart Taylor of Police Scotland has joined the LCV Committee and Craig Login of Vodafone has become a member of the EV, Low Carbon and Alternative Fuels Committee.

The AFP’s committee structure was announced in June following the formation of the organisation in March from the merging of the Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO) and the Institute of Car Fleet Management (ICFM).

Drive Software Solutions launches ODO inspections app

Drive Software Solutions has announced the launch of ODO, a vehicle inspections app to help drivers adhere to COVID-19 precautions ahead of Christmas.

The app was developed under consultation with customers who are required to ensure drivers and vehicles remain compliant with Coronavirus guidelines.

The app, available on iOS and Android, provides a COVID-19 checklist for drivers to complete in advance of journeys, vehicle roadworthiness checks such as tyres and windscreens and fitness to drive checks for drivers.

Hiyacar becomes CoMoUK accredited car club

Hiycar has joined the UK’s car clubs, a scheme that provides members with access to locally parked cars, by the minute, hour or day.

Joining the scheme will help members find a vehicle in areas where there are not enough owners to meet the demand, say Hiyacar.

The accreditation from CoMo UK ensures car clubs are providing a service that is safe while also enforcing standards to ensure that providers give drivers the service they expect.

Graeme Risby, co-founder and CEO of Hiyacar, said: “Although peer to peer is still front and centre for us, we want to make sure that we provide a solution that enables owners to support drivers in their local communities.”

AX launches AX Track

AX logo

AX’s newly launched vehicle tracking and recovery service, AX Track, has achieved Thatcham accreditation.

AX Track, will help enable fleet operators and private car owners access reduced vehicle insurance premiums, says AX.

The achievement by AX Track follows AX’s involvement in a string of international vehicle recoveries, including a high-profile operation which led to the repatriation of the largest ever haul of stolen UK cars from Africa.

Overall, the service has a 99.4% recovery rate, according to AX.

New and existing customers can access the offering, to help reduce risk and cost.

Silverstone Fleet Management named Platinum Partner by LeasePlan

Silverstone Fleet Management has received the LeasePlan Network Platinum Franchisee Status for 2021.

The franchisee status is given to a small number of UK businesses and recognises both their performance levels and commitment to excellence.

Scott Norville, managing director of Silverstone Fleet Management, said: “Our partnerships with four of the UK’s top finance providers means we can provide exceptional market leading offers and support to our clients.

“We also have a fifth partner coming on board in early 2021 and a further two new members joining the team.”

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