ACFO to join European fleet group
17 October 2018
Author: Sean Keywood
Fleet operator organisation ACFO is to join the new European Fleet and Mobility Association (EUFMA).
The new collective was formed earlier this year by fleet associations in Austria, Germany and Switzerland; and ACFO deputy chairman Caroline Sandall has attended a meeting of the group along with representatives of fleet decision-maker organisations based in France, Italy and Spain.
Documentation enabling ACFO's membership is now being drawn up by EUFMA, with the process set for completion either later this year or early in 2019.
ACFO says the move will further expand its international reach, after it became a founder member of the Global Fleet Consortium Network last year.
Sandall said: "From the discussions it is clear that fleet operators in many European countries are all facing and tackling many of the same issues, including a focus on cutting air pollution and the evolvement of employee mobility.
"That commonality can help in shaping and invoking best practice, while EUFMA as an organisation can lobby the likes of the European Union and motor manufacturers to give fleet operators in member countries a greater voice.
"Having already joined the Global Fleet Consortium Network, joining EUFMA will further strengthen ACFO's voice and provide our members with international fleets, with additional support and contacts in helping them to further develop best practice policy and procedures."
The leaders of EUFMA member organisations are expected to attend seminars and workshops hosted by fellow members.
An online chatroom will also be established along with a library of key, best practice know-how and documentation.
Sandall added: "The establishment of both EUFMA and the Global Fleet Consortium Network will help fleet decision-makers in the UK with international responsibilities, and places ACFO - as the most mature of the national groups and operating in the most developed fleet market - at the heart of being able to spread its knowledge."