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Fleet Industry Advisory Group
The Old Coach House
Pickwick Park
Park Lane
Corsham SN13 0HN

Phone: 07895 016 908 Email: ian@fiag.co.uk

Contact information

Fleet Industry Advisory Group
The Old Coach House
Pickwick Park
Park Lane
Corsham SN13 0HN

Phone: 07895 016 908 Email: ian@fiag.co.uk

PRESS RELEASE

3 October 2014

FLEET INDUSTRY ADVISORY GROUP FOCUSES ON TELEMATICS AND MENTORING WITH SECOND WORKSHOP

 

Telematics is rapidly being introduced into vehicles as businesses look to put the brake on fleet costs and drive forward operating efficiencies, and the technology will be the focus of the second workshop hosted by the Fleet Industry Advisory Group (FIAG).

 

The event being held on Wednesday, 12th November will also provide workshop delegates with an opportunity to quiz the founding members of FIAG, which was launched earlier this year, on key fleet issues in one-to-one sessions.

 

The Telematics Workshop and mentoring session will be staged at the Arnold Clark Group’s GTG Training Academy, Bearing Drive, Wolverhampton, WV11 3SZ.

 

The workshop’s aim is to raise fleet understanding of how in-vehicle telematics technology can assist in fleet operations and the pitfalls to be aware of in adoption.

 

Fleet decision-makers and FIAG founding members Graham Bellman (Travis Perkins) and Martin Carter (Stannah) will each discuss why they have embraced telematics across their respective fleets, the benefits accrued and issues that they have overcome.

 

 

Additionally:

  • Ian Brooks, a former Metropolitan Police chief inspector and director of Oscar Strategic Consulting, which assists employers in managing their occupational road risk, will explain how telematics can assist with corporate compliance and best practice strategies
  • Mike Appleby, a health and safety lawyer and partner in London-based Bivonas, will tackle the legal pitfalls and explain how ‘getting it wrong’ can prove to be a corporate nightmare
  • Mark Edwards, director of risk management experts Automotional, will explain how to interpret telematics data to compile action plans in terms of improving driver safety, reducing accidents and cutting fleet fuel use.

 

In the afternoon delegates will be able to benefit from the expertise of the organisation’s founders – including a team of highly experienced professional fleet managers who collectively have around 200 years experience in running vehicle operations.

 

The team, led by FIAG chairman Geoffrey Bray, who has more than 50 years fleet industry experience latterly as the founder and chairman of Fleet Support Group before selling the business, which is now known as ARI Fleet UK, is offering 20-minute one-to-one sessions on a pre-booked basis.

 

In addition to the workshop speakers, the FIAG founding members also include: Ged Raymond (fleet manager, Autoglass), Ian Housley (health, safety, environment and quality director, Clancy Group), Ian Hill (managing director, Activa Contracts), Andy Neale (director and co-founder Automotional) Chuck Ives (former Network Rail fleet boss), Peter Weston (fleet chief at Home Retail Group), and Freddie Watts (fleet and transport contracts manager at Office Depot).

 

Mr Bray said: “The traditional fleet manager is now rare and with their passing, companies have lost the knowledge and skill necessary to deliver a cost effective fleet operation.

 

“There is a real need to reintroduce into the fleet management process individuals with a clear understanding and the necessary skill and knowledge to deliver professional fleet management.

 

 

“FIAG has adopted a masterclass concept because we believe it is extremely important that best practice processes are implemented within fleet.

 

“FIAG’s founding members have many years fleet experience behind them and have tackled a myriad of issues in running their transport operations. They are prepared to have their brains picked on any issue to help decision-maker colleagues in charge of other fleets improve operational efficiency.”

 

The workshop and mentoring session is open to FIAG members and fleet decision-makers interested in joining the organisation. The workshop is free and places can be booked via the FIAG website at www.fiag.co.uk. Annual FIAG membership is currently available at a cost of £350. Further information is available by email: enquiries@fiag.co.uk.

 

EDITOR’S NOTES

 

The Fleet Industry Advisory Group (FIAG) is a not-for-profit organisation created to develop and share best practice in the fleet industry.

 

Through the considerable knowledge of its founding members, FIAG will provide fleet advice, consultancy, mentoring and support. FIAG will also assist with benchmarking and analysis of industry developments through the publication of white papers and the organisation of workshops.

 

FIAG is also dedicated to supporting Hope for Tomorrow, a national charity which raises funds to support the introduction of mobile chemotherapy units nationwide.

 

Further information on FIAG is available at www.fiag.co.uk and on Hope for Tomorrow at www.hopefortomorrow.org.uk

 

For further information contact: FIAG founder and chairman Geoffrey Bray on 05603 686869.

 

Contact information

Fleet Industry Advisory Group
The Old Coach House
Pickwick Park
Park Lane
Corsham SN13 0HN

Phone: 07895 016 908 Email: ian@fiag.co.uk