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Brake announces agenda for joint Fleet Safety Conference and Awards

The conference will for the first time be combined with the organisation’s fleet safety awards and takes place at the St John's Hotel, Solihull, Birmingham, UK, on Thursday 13 June 2013 followed by a breakfast networking event on the morning of Friday 14 June.

The conference, sponsored by Aviva, will provide an opportunity to hear from a range of academic and practitioner speakers on key fleet safety issues, as well as best practice examples from organisations.

The programme will include a talk from Dr Will Murray, research director, Interactive Driving Systems and Phillip Darby, PhD student, Loughborough University (retired Lecturer in Statistics, Napier University) on "the influence of managers on fleet vehicle crashes: an application of mixed, multi-level models". Murray and Darby will demonstrate the importance of managers to the success of fleet safety policies, and suggest ways to improve fleet safety through interventions at the higher levels of an organisation.

In addition, Neil Shaw, fleet training manager at Ocado, will speak on "successes and stumbling blocks: implementing in-vehicle technology". Shaw will discuss how Ocado overcame barriers to implementing in-vehicle technology to win a Brake fleet safety award in 2012.

Other confirmed conference speakers include: Joseph Giocomin, director of the Human Centred Design Institute at Brunel University; Dr Lisa Dorn, reader in driver behaviour and director of the Driving Research Group, Cranfield University; and Rory Morgan, national logistics general manager, Iron Mountain. Themes to be covered include using technology to improve fleet safety, community engagement and fleet safety and effective partnership working.

Visit the event website, www.fleetsafetyawards.com, to book tickets for both conference and awards online. Or contact Brake on 01484 559909 or [email protected] for more information.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.