Fuel diversity, new van waiting times and clean air zones (CAZs) will be the top three subjects at this year’s CV Show, according to leasing company Arval.
Ahead of the event, which runs between 30 April and 2 May, the firm says it is difficult to remember a time when so many key issues faced CV operators.
Arval commercial vehicle consultant Eddie Parker said: “We have decided to focus on our consultancy services this year simply because we have never seen so many substantial and important questions placed before fleet operators.
“If you look at what we anticipate will be the three major topics, they are each potentially important issues in their own right.
“When taken together, they represent a fairly significant challenge to fleets of all sizes.”
Parker explained that the rise of fuel diversity, including electric vans, was a variety of different subjects in itself, from learning how to manage van range through to matching the right fuel choice to the right vehicle need.
He continued: “Secondly, new van waiting times, which are often linked to WLTP, is also something that could potentially create issues for some businesses, especially when it comes to the problem of keeping existing vehicles operating on the road successfully for longer than originally planned.
“Finally, CAZs, specifically the London Ultra Low Emissions Zone and Birmingham CAZ, also have substantial operational implications for some major fleet operators.”
Parker said Arval’s team of CV consultants would be at the show to offer advice on these and other issues.
He said: “The LCV experts within our consulting team are extremely well equipped to help operators to make informed decisions to ensure that their fleets are efficient and cost effective.
“We are able to bring the benefit of our experience to support a fleet operator to find solutions to the issues they are likely to face and explain the pros and cons of each potential solution.
“We believe that a lot of people will be arriving at CV Show 2019 looking for direction in these areas and others, and we aim to be their first port of call for expert help.”