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BVRLA opens up membership to fleet operators

Date: 24 September 2018   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Fleet operators will be eligible to join the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) from 1 January 2019, it has been announced.

The BVRLA said it was committed to making the voice of the fleet sector more impactful by widening its membership and continuing to work collaboratively with other trade bodies, media partners and the wider industry.

The organisation's expansion of its policy, research and communications capabilities will be of further assistance, it says.

BVRLA chief executive Gerry Keaney said: "The BVRLA has been representing the fleet sector for over 50 years and our members, with the support of the board, agree that it is a natural organic evolution to invite fleet operators to join the BVRLA family.

"By representing car, van and truck fleet operators, we are in a unique position to strengthen our industry representation, provide deeper industry insights and be a louder voice of influence when protecting the interests of the fleet sector."

Keaney added that the issues faced by the industry had never been more complex than they are now. 

"An ever-changing regulatory environment, fast-paced technological developments and the social, political and economic uncertainties of Brexit all keep policymakers busy," he said. 

"We are working hard, in collaboration with other trade bodies and fleet organisations to ensure that the voice of fleets is heard loud and clear when policymakers are making decisions that affect the industry."