Due to an overwhelming demand, four more of Jaama’s popular one-day Fleet Management Essentials seminars have been scheduled for October 2012.  Significantly updated this year, the seminars reflect best practice in a number of key areas including grey fleet management, car salary sacrifice schemes and employee driving licence checking.
The seminars, hosted by the fleet management software and occupational road safety specialist, have proved extremely popular over the years with a wide cross-section of full-time professional fleet decision-makers as well as administrators and managers who have the responsibility but not necessarily the experience or specialist knowledge of running a fleet of vehicles.
Seminars start with registration at 9.30am and conclude with an open question and answer session from 4.30pm. 
Fleet Managements Essentials seminars will be held on: 
  • Tuesday 2nd October 2012 – DeVere Theobalds Park Hotel Cheshunt (M25, J25) 
  • Wednesday 3rd October 2012 – Holiday Inn Warrington (M6 J21) 
  • Tuesday 16th October 2012 – Mercedes Benz World Surrey (M25 J10/11) 
  • Wednesday 17th October 2012 – Heritage Motor Museum (M40, J12) 
More than 800 people have so far attended Jaama’s fleet seminars where they have been able to learn about best practice strategies in key operational areas, the very latest legislation and forthcoming regulatory changes, and the application of fleet strategies that will deliver cost savings. 
In addition to ‘hot’ issues including grey fleet management, car salary sacrifice, employee driver licence checking and carbon footprint cutting strategies, the seminars will highlight:
The costs associated with running a vehicle fleet and how to effectively control and reduce them – including employer and employee taxation – in the challenging economic climate 
  • Key performance indicators to measure to ensure optimum fleet efficiency and effectiveness 
  • Mechanisms to choose and manage fleet suppliers 
  • The pros and cons around the array of vehicle acquisition routes 
  • Employers’ duty of care responsibilities towards their at-work drivers and key legislation, including the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 and how it impacts business 
  • The Driver CPC legislation and why it is important for businesses 
Seminar prices have once again been held at the reduced price of £295 + VAT per delegate including all course documentation, policies (usually priced at £120), lunch and refreshments.
During each seminar delegates will receive: a sample fleet policy template, a sample driver handbook and handbook template, seminar documentation, a copy of the Health and Safety Executive’s ‘Driving  at Work: Managing Work-Related Road Safety’ publication, guidelines produced by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents in relation to a number of key issues including safe journeys, mobile phone use, safer speeds, vehicle technology and drink and drug policies, driver assessment and training guidelines and a copy of ‘Managing Your Company Cars – Expert Opinion’.
Jaama’s sales and operations director Martin Evans said: “Our entire seminar programme has proved very popular in the eight years we have been running it, with those employees who combine fleet responsibility with another role in their organisation, those who have financial or HR responsibility for the fleet and those who are new to vehicle management.
“The whole area of fleet management can be daunting, especially in the current climate of stringent cost control, environmental impact reduction and ensuring comprehensive duty of care for employees. In addition, we recognise and appreciate that operators of smaller or employee-owned fleets do not always have the luxury of a full time dedicated fleet manager and often the responsibility for the fleet can be across departments.”
For further details and to book a place please click here or contact Collette Dooley, Seminar Coordinator at Jaama on 0844 8484 333.