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AFP guide for fleets to create mobility roadmap

Paul Hollick

The Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) has produced a new guide that aims to help businesses develop a mobility policy.

‘How to Deploy a Mobility Solution Within Your Business’ has been created by the organisation’s Future Mobility Steering Committee and is based around a three-step process – Do Your Homework and Get Your Data, Internal Engagement and The Plan.

Paul Hollick (pictured), chair at the AFP, explained: “Our view is that we are very much in a moment when many fleet managers are beginning to evolve into mobility managers, but they don’t yet have a formal strategy in place to support this transition.

“There is added impetus for this at the moment because, as we emerge from the pandemic, interest in mobility has been renewed. It was temporarily on hold because many mobility solutions rely on shared assets but that moment is now passing.

“The message we want to get across with this guide is that the move to mobility should not be a daunting one. There is a lot of data analysis, employee engagement and internal functional alignment needed, but thereafter it is relatively straightforward.”

Hollick explains that the three steps it has outlined will take managers through this process in a “simple and effective” manner and, for AFP members, there is the option of talking to others who have made the same journey and can offer advice and support.

He continued: “Mobility can mean anything from an alternative to an employee’s car allowance to a full replacement of your current fleet and travel schemes, or anything in-between. It’s all about identifying the right solution for you.”

The new mobility guide follows up an earlier document from the AFP, ‘What is Mobility and Mobility Management?’ designed to provide a potential framework within which all interested parties can discuss the subject and its impact in its entirety.

Hollick said: “The two documents work well together. The first sets out a consensus view of what constitutes mobility management and the second provides a roadmap to adopting a mobility policy. Our Future Mobility Committee is doing really good work in this area.”

The new guide is being distributed to AFP members and is available by e-mailing the AFP administration centre on administration@theafp.co.uk.

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