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Grey fleet best practice to be tackled at new AFP webinar

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The rise in the grey fleet and the issue of best practice is to come under the spotlight at a new webinar being held by the Association of Fleet Professionals this month.

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The AFP webinar will provide a framework for delegates to structure their grey fleet management with the help of expert speakers, and backed by new white papers

Open to anyone in the fleet sector, ‘Grey Fleet Best Practice’ will start at 9:30am on Wednesday 17 March and will provide a framework for delegates to structure their grey fleet management with the help of expert speakers, and backed by new white papers.

Sessions include ‘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 of whom have held a variety of senior fleet compliance roles.

Chris Connors, head of facilities and fleet at Countryside Properties, will present on ‘Developing a Plan to Manage Your Grey Fleet in Practice’ and AFP chair Paul Hollick will also provide a general update from the organisation’s Risk, Compliance and Health Committee.

Paul 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.”

The event is expected to last around 90 minutes and there will also be a Q&A session. Further details and registration are available at www.theafp.co.uk.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 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.