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FIAG to cover future of fleet at 2016 Autumn Workshop

The subject of how Britain’s company car, van and HGV fleets will look in the future and the challenges they will face will be the focus of the Fleet Industry Advisory Group (FIAG) autumn 2016 workshop.

The future shape of Britain's fleets will come under focus at the FIAG Autumn Workshop

The future shape of Britain’s fleets will come under focus at the FIAG Autumn Workshop

The workshop, entitled ‘Embracing the future of fleet: Be ready for tomorrow’s challenges today’, will be on Wednesday 26 October. It is sponsored by driver risk management specialist Automotional and will be held at the company’s recently opened Training Centre located within the Formula E Paddock at Donington Park Race Circuit close to the M1 in Derbyshire. The half-day event starts at 9.30am and following lunch delegates will have an opportunity to tour the Formula E facility.

A round table debate at the event will focus on key issues including:

  • Driverless and electric vehicles and why the long-established fleet operating model may require change.
  • How accreditation to industry best practice programmes such as the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), Construction Logistics and Cyclists Safety (CLOCS) and the Freight Transport Association’s Truck and Van Excellence Schemes are becoming key to winning business and how daily compliance must be maintained.
  • How fleet risk should be managed in a world of huge financial penalties if disaster strikes following this year’s introduction of tough new Sentencing Council guidelines relating to health and safety and corporate manslaughter offences.

Workshop guest speaker will be Jeff Edgar, national contract hire, leasing and SMR manager UK, at Tesla Motors UK.

Details of the workshop have been announced as FIAG reveals its revised membership structure.

Annual membership costs £100 per person, which includes attendance at FIAG’s twice a year workshops; one held in the spring and the other in the autumn. Members are encouraged to introduce FIAG to fellow fleet decision-makers with guests able to attend workshops at a cost of £25 per person per event.

FIAG chairman and founder Geoffrey Bray Geoffrey Bray said: “We hope our revised membership structure and ability for members to introduce guests to FIAG at our twice-yearly workshops will increase recruitment to the organisation.”

Further information on the autumn workshop including registration is available at: http://www.fiag.co.uk/fiag-workshop-26th-october.

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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.