The growing issue of grey fleet will be tackled at a new webinar being held by the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP), this month (March).
‘Grey Fleet Best Practice’ will include sessions on ‘how to manage your grey fleet’, by Emma Loveday, UK commercial development manager at DriveTech and Alison Moriarty fleet risk director at Driive Consulting, both who have held senior fleet compliance roles.
Chris Connors, head of facilities and fleet at Countryside Properties will also present on ‘Developing a Plan to Manage Your Grey Fleet in Practice’ and AFP chair Paul Hollick will provide an update from the organisation’s Risk, Compliance and Health Committee.
New research by Campgemini suggests that people in a post-pandemic world will continue to avoid public and shared transport, potentially increasing grey fleet use and impacting the wider mobility market.
Hollick said: “Grey fleet has been long been the elephant in the room for the fleet sector. Everyone knows that employee-owned cars need the same degree of control and compliance as any other fleet vehicles, and everyone knows that often doesn’t happen, with employers either unaware of their legal responsibilities or simple unwilling to face up to them.
“The pandemic is arguably making the situation even more acute. Many people who have previously used public transport for work-related travel apparently have no intention of going back onto buses and trains in the near future and are instead buying cars. These employees will need to be integrated into grey fleet operations and there could turn out to be quite a lot of them.
“What we are aiming to achieve with the webinar is to provide a framework for delegates to structure their grey fleet management with the help of our expert speakers. We’ll also be providing white papers that summarise the recommendations being made.
“As throughout the pandemic, we are going to make this webinar not just open to AFP members but to anyone who would like to attend. It is part of our ongoing policy of providing support to as many people within the fleet industry as possible while the crisis continues.”
The ‘Grey Fleet Best Practice’ webinar will be held at 9:30AM on March 17.
Further details and registration is available on the AFP website.