New fleet body launches committees to influence policy and strategy

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2020   |   Author: Illya Verpraet

The Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) is calling fleet managers to join one of its seven new committees – including one dealing with LCVs.

The AFP hopes these committees will define the industry’s future by influencing fleet strategies, as well as policy and action across government, the HMRC and the DVLA.

The committees include light commercial vehicles; electric vehicles, low-carbon and alternative fuels; Covid-19; government bodies and trade associations; road use and planning; risk and compliance; and future mobility steering.

The AFP was recently formed by the merger of fleet organisations Acfo and ICFM, and the committees are part of the architecture of the new organisation to allow the industry to speak with a single voice and maximise its influence.

Paul Hollick, co-chair at the AFP, said: “These new committees, covering what we believe to be the most important issues facing fleets at this point in time, are very much designed to serve as forums for the best new thinking in our industry, where issues and ideas can be discussed and refined into clear policy.”

“To achieve this, we need fleet managers to actively engage, and that is why we are sending out a ‘call to arms’ across the industry for people to get involved. There are seven committees, so there are quite a lot of places to fill, and we’d like to hear from anyone who would like to join the team and take a key role within the AFP by actively participating in a committee.”

The AFP plans for the committees to meet every six to eight weeks. For the foreseeable future, this will be through videoconferencing. It reckons that the time commitment should be manageable for most industry professionals.

Hollick commented: “The important thing is that you have experience, creative ideas and a ‘can-do’ attitude.”

Fleet managers interested in joining any of the committees should contact the AFP Administration Centre at: 



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