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6th - 7th October 2020
NEC, Birmingham

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Sign up now for two days of priceless fleet insight, curated by leading fleet decision-makers, to address current fleet issues and long-term challenges of moving people and goods around.

Fleet Live’s Visitor Advisory Board (VAB) members have got their heads together to identify the most pressing issues facing fleet professionals and form best practice sessions to tackle them head-on.

These sessions will be part of Fleet Live 2019’s Operations Theatre and will deliver ‘how to’ sessions with simple top tips and advice that fleet professionals and business owners can take away and put into practice immediately. Improving efficiency, driver wellbeing, safety and implementing effective service level agreements (SLAs) will all be high on the agenda.

These Operations Theatre sessions focus on the immediate day-to-day challenges of fleet management for vehicles currently on the road, where action needs to be taken in the short-term in response to ongoing business developments.

Speakers at the seminars will be experts in their fields, either fleet decision-makers or representatives of specialist industry bodies and organisations.

There will be no sales pitches. The Visitor Advisory Board (VAB) is made up of leading professionals in the fleet industry to ensure the content the Operations, Strategy and Discover Fleet seminars are relevant and a key reason to attend this year.

The following topics have been sketched out by the VAB team for this year’s Fleet Live Operations Theatre and more speakers will be confirmed in the run up to October.

DRIVER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION IN COMMERCIAL FLEETS

Martin Colloff, Hermes UK head of client and network distribution, will talk about the challenges of recruiting and retaining drivers in the commercial fleet industry.

 This will include an overview of Hermes’ heavy goods vehicle recruitment initiative and also pose the question of how the industry can be more inclusive and encourage more women to consider professional driving as a career

HOW TO USE DATA TO IMPROVE YOUR FLEET EFFICIENCY

Make big data work for your fleet. The fleet industry must change from a rear-view mirror perspective to using data to predict the future and be more pre-emptive.

This session will explore how to bring together multiple sources of fleet data from telematics, fuel cards, connected cars and licence checks to help reduce costs and improve efficiency across your fleet.

 It will also explore how fleets can use e-learning to store driver data and create safety profiles, as well as how fleets can use technology to manage fuel and reassess vehicle utilisation and productivity.

GREAT IDEAS FOR A SAFER FLEET

This session will focus on a case study from a fleet safety pioneer on the steps they took to improve safety and reduce risk in their business.

The seminar will be led by Jim Golby, Applied Driving Techniques (ADT) director of research and customer experience and he will be joined by a fleet manager to go in-depth on how they improved safety in their business.

Golby is on Brake’s Global Fleet Champions Steering Group and the European Transport Safety Council’s Expert Panel. He also won a Brake award when – as a head of HR – he was responsible for his organisation’s driver safety management programme.

DRIVER WELLBEING: IDENTIFY THE SIGNS AND CREATE A CULTURE OF SUPPORT

Suicide is the single biggest killer of men aged under 45 in the UK. In 2015, 75% of all UK suicides were male.

Andrew Brown, director of Corporate Partnerships CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) will set the scene to put into perspective the scale of the problem in the UK, and explore why fleets should take this issue seriously and what they can do to address it in their own business.

The session will also feature a case study from Andy Neale, director at NFE Group, on how to implement a supportive culture at work.

FLEET UTILISATION AND MINIMISING VEHICLE DOWNTIME

Pressure on fleet budgets and a desire to optimise vehicle utilisation has led to an increasing focus on making vehicles work longer, harder and smarter. This session will focus on an award-winning fleet that tackled fleet utilisation and vehicle downtime to deliver tangible improvements for their company.

PROTECTING VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

Protecting vulnerable road users and minimising the chance that their drivers will be involved in a crash are the two most important steps that fleet managers can take towards raising road safety standards. Just 52% of organisations have driver handbooks that include guidance on vulnerable road users. Ross Moorlock, Brake business development director, will present a session on the responsibilities fleet managers should be aware of and what they can do to raise awareness of the issues among their staff and company.

COLLABORATIVE SUPPLIER PARTNERSHIPS THAT ADD VALUE

This session will offer best practice on the tender process and how to remain collaborative with suppliers when there is pressure on the business to prioritise cost over service and best value for money. This will also look at how you can look for continuous improvements over a long-term supplier relationship.

TELEMATICS: HOW TO CONVINCE THE BOARD TO INVEST

Telematics is an established technology that can offer improvements for efficiency and safety and can save fleets money on fuel and insurance. The stumbling block in introducing the technology is getting buy-in from the board.

This session will cover how a fleet manager can put the case together that the benefits of telematics are worth the investment and management focus. What are the biggest obstacles and what are the benefits? How should you present your case and get a telematics initiative through from concept to delivery?


Plan your Fleet Live visit

When? 8-9 October, 2019

Where? NEC, Birmingham

Entry? Free! Secure your complimentary pass here

Details? Find out more here