Fleet Week is today launching a conference covering the hottest topics affecting fleet and transport managers, HR professionals, purchasing managers and other executives with respon­sibility for company cars and their drivers.

The first Business Car Conference will be held on May 24 at the Motor Heritage Centre in Gaydon, Warwickshire, just off junction 12 on the M40. Following research with more than 100 fleet managers Fleet Week and sister magazine Fleet Management have put together a list of the seven most important subjects expected to impact upon fleet bosses in 2006. The Business Car Conference will address risk management, managing residual values, lowering fuel costs, environmental responsibility, the cash or car debate, managing fleet data and the UK road network.

For more information or to book your place at the event go to: www.wilmingtonconferences.com/businesscar2006. Risk management including corporate liability and how to keep the correct side of the law plus how to find out the answer to the question: ‘Am I doing enough to meet health & safety regulations?’

Managing residual values covers the best vehicle remarketing routes, car list dos and don’ts and how to encourage drivers to care for their cars.

Motoring toward 2050 will update delegates on current Government thinking on road pricing, outline some conditions that would need to be met to make road pricing acceptable to fleets and will highlight how better use of road signs, traffic monitoring technology and route planning could help fleets in the meantime. Lowering fuel costs will look at how much of an impact the right car choice list can have, what driver incentives to use to reduce fuel costs and tackle the petrol versus diesel versus hybric debate.

Environmental responsibility includes a vision of the greenest fuel choices for your fleet and look at the best way to show how green a fleet is.

Cash or car will investigate if cash-for-car is still viable and what to consider when weighing personal taxation vs corporate responsibility.

Managing fleet data includes how best to solve issues surrounding the increasing amount of data that a transport manager now has to track.


The line-up so far includes: Clive Forsythe, Masterlease Jason Francis, Jaama Edmund King, RAC Foundation Don Potts, Volvo Adrian Walsh, RoadSafe Mike Waters, Allstar

READER OFFER Book before March 12 and qualify for a £50 reduction in the standard ticket price of £199. If that’s not enough then the first 20 to book will also get a further £20 off, bringing the price to £129.

CALL FOR CASE STUDIES Fleet Week would also be delighted to present research papers, significant case studies and presentations from the UK’s most forward thinking fleets. If you would like to present contact Fleet Week Editor Tristan Young at: tyoung@wilmington.co.uk

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