AFP webinar to offer grey fleet advice
08 March 2021
Author: Sean Keywood
An event offering fleet managers advice on dealing with grey fleet is being organised by the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP).
The event, entitled 'Grey fleet best practice', will include a session on managing grey fleet by Emma Loveday, UK commercial development manager at Drivetech, and Alison Moriarty, fleet risk director at Driive Consulting.
A session on developing a grey fleet management plan in practice will be presented by Chris Connors, head of facilities and fleet at Countryside Properties, and AFP chair Paul Hollick will also offer a general update from the organisation's Risk, Compliance and Health Committee.
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.
"What we are aiming to achieve with the webinar is to provide a framework for delegates to structure their grey fleet management with the help of our expert speakers. We'll also be providing white papers that summarise the recommendations being made."
The event is open to all to attend, and starts at 9.30am on 17 March. Registration is available at the AFP's website.