AFP launches committees to influence policy and strategy
10 June 2020
Author: Illya Verpraet
The Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) is calling fleet managers to join one of its seven new committees to help define the industry's future.
The AFP was recently formed by the merger of Acfo and ICFM. The committees are part of the architecture of the new organisation to help the fleet industry to speak with a clear, single voice and influence not just fleet strategies, but policy and action across Government, the HMRC and the DVLA.
Paul Hollick, co-chair of the AFP, said: "These new committees, covering what we believe to be the most important issues facing fleets at this point in time, are very much designed to serve as forums for the best new thinking in our industry, where issues and ideas can be discussed and refined into clear policy.
"To achieve this, we need fleet managers to actively engage, and that is why we are sending out a 'call to arms' across the industry for people to get involved. There are seven committees, so there are quite a lot of places to fill, and we'd like to hear from anyone who would like to join the team and take a key role within the AFP by actively participating in a committee."
The committees include electric vehicles, low-carbon and alternative fuels; light commercial vehicles; Covid-19; government bodies and trade associations; road use and planning; risk and compliance; and future mobility steering.
The AFP plans for the committees to meet every six to eight weeks. For the foreseeable future, this will be through videoconferencing. It reckons that the time commitment should be manageable for most industry professionals. Hollick commented: "The important thing is that you have experience, creative ideas and a 'can-do' attitude."
Fleet managers interested in joining any of the committees should contact the AFP Administration Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org.