A new committee aiming to support fleets running LCVs has been set up by the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP).
The organisation, established earlier this year by the merger of fleet organisations ACFO and ICFM, says the committee will offer best practice and leadership on subjects such as operational considerations, legal requirements, environmental impacts, funding options, driver taxation, conversions, telematics, pool vehicles, and whole-life costs, as well as the adoption of alternative fuels by commercial vehicle fleets.
The committee will be led by AFP deputy chair Stewart Lightbody, and vice-chaired by Denise Lane of Capita.
Lightbody said: “There are a whole range of issues facing LCV fleets – from the adoption of EV and PHEV technology through to Clean Air Zones and a renewed accent on costs thanks to the economic pressures created by the coronavirus crisis.
“Our aim is to play an active part in helping the industry tackle these challenges, spreading best practice and making our views known at the highest level.”
Other members of the LCV committee include Julie Summerell of TR Fleet, Steve Openshaw of Eric Wright, Steve Winter of Centrica, Duncan Webb of the Royal Mail, Cliff Lewis of Interserve, Jo Hammonds of Sanctuary, Matt Hammond of Altrad, Lee Rossall of BES Utilities, and Glenn Ewen of Clear Channel.
The AFP previously announced a committee focusing on EVs, low carbon and alternative fuels, and will be announcing details of further committees next week.
Subjects will include: future roads; risk, compliance and health; and future mobility.