Fleet Management Live
3rd – 4th October 2017, NEC, Birmingham
Call 01733 468325

Best Practice Seminars

The Best Practice Seminars at Fleet Management LIVE tackle the key industry issues in an insightful and interactive way.

Led by subject specialists, the sessions, in small interactive discussion groups, will offer practical guidance to fleet operators looking to implement effective policies and processes into their organisations.

The seminars are a must-attend element of Fleet Management LIVE – an exciting forum for fleet decision makers, suppliers, manufacturers and service providers alike. Each of the Best Practice Seminars will be delivered once per day, and will include:


John Collins, Sales Director, Enterprise Flex-E-Rent

Rental is at the forefront of a revolution in the way fleets use vehicles. Daily hire is now just one part of a wide range of vehicle sourcing options that extend from minutes to months, providing the ultimate in flexibility for dynamic business environments. This session will look at the choices now available to fleet operators and how they can provide a cost-effective alternative to traditional fleet acquisition policies.

  • Asset management and resource utilisation
  • Strategies for developing mobility solutions
  • Vehicle hire in the mobility supply chain
  • Finding alternatives to traditional fleet acquisition policies
  • Cost-effecting sourcing of specialist vehicles

Paul Lomas, Head of Sales - New Business, ALD Automotive

With the rapid development of connected vehicles and autonomy on the horizon, the role of the fleet professional in the future is going to change. Companies need to consider their strategies for monitoring vehicles and, once technology is in place, how they will manage the huge amount of data generated to produce cohesive and commercially useful insights that are actionable. This session will be guided by more than a decade of in-depth telematics experience supporting large and small fleets at ALD Automotive.

Find out where the opportunities lie in their latest Best Practice Masterclass – Telematics and the Connected Car.

  • Considerations when introducing telematics
  • The importance of data in managing a fleet
  • Developing a culture where drivers support the use of telematics
  • Delivering return on investment
  • Combining multiple data sources to shape the future of mobility

Richard Tilden, Head of Commercial Vehicles, Lex Autolease

Funding methods for commercial vehicles are a key part of the decision-making process for ensuring the fleet is cost effective in the long-term. While choices predominantly focus on contract hire versus purchase, businesses need to make sure they consider all available options and their relative pros and cons before agreeing on a funding strategy. This session will review the full range of funding choices available to fleets and key considerations during decision-making through expert advice and case studies.

  • Funding options – choosing a product that serves your business
  • Case study-led review of funding strategies
  • Review of key tax considerations including IFRS
  • Sole supply versus multi-supply
  • Calculating the true cost of capital
  • Added-value services from funding suppliers

David Richards, Head of Marketing, AA Drivetech

What risk management strategies should companies implement to ensure that vehicles and drivers are compliant and safe on the road? This is a critical part of any fleet manager’s role, but one of the most complex, as it requires strategies to be driven at every level of a company, from the boardroom through to employees and from company cars to vans, trucks and grey fleet. This session provides practical examples of how companies can effectively evaluate their risks, plan for change and then successfully introduce effective policies that provide tangible business benefits.

  • Understanding the employer’s duty of care
  • Evaluating risk management options
  • The importance of Plan, Do, Check, Act
  • Securing board level support
  • Strategies for engaging and managing drivers

Speaker to be confirmed – Jaama

Vehicle fleets are subject to a wide range of legislation that is often subject to change, meaning managers need to take every opportunity to update their knowledge of the rules that affect their businesses. This session will review the legislation that affects fleet operators and the requirements facing businesses to ensure compliance. It will also look at the role of auditing and reporting when it comes to ensuring that a fleet is adhering to the latest standards.

  • Legislation overview – key rules and what fleets need to do to comply
  • The role of data in providing a holistic compliance picture
  • The use of technology to ensure compliance
  • Effective tachograph management
  • Strategies for effective vehicle checks
  • Auditing and reporting best practice

Claire Evans, Head of Consultancy, Zenith

Fleet funding methods can deliver long-term benefits to businesses when the right strategies are introduced. To ensure the correct choices are made, it is important to ensure companies review the full range of options available and their relative benefits to the business. This includes the tax positions of different choices following recent legislative changes and how to calculate the cost of capital to provide an accurate comparison of choices. This session provides a detailed review of the available funding options, considers key questions relating to the pros and cons of each option and provides best practice guidance on how to benchmark different options.

  • Reviewing available funding options – from contract hire to salary sacrifice
  • Key factors to consider in funding decisions
  • Strategic review of tax and legislation – how are funding choices affected?
  • Establishing the true running cost of your fleet
  • When to carry out funding reviews