Optimise Prime: one year on
09:15 – 09:45
Key stakeholders from Royal Mail, Centrica, Hitachi and UK Power Networks will share their key learnings from the biggest commercial electric vehicle trial in the world.
Director of Social innovation & Head of Co-creation Partnerships
Fleet Engineering & Innovation Manager
Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions
Total Cost of Ownership
09:45 – 10:00
This manufacturer session will cover: FCA electrification strategy, how electrified models are being received and the impact that 500 BEV will have on the market in light of changing mobility patterns. Learn how FCA is focused on being competitive with a clear TCO strategy and electrification all contributing to more efficient fleets, plus how they have invested to provide a full support team focused on fleet business.
Whole Life Cost & Fleet Programmes Manager
FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Minimising cost while maximising operational efficiency
Operational Excellence: Cost and efficiency
10:00 – 10:30
A case study looking at how leading fleet operator JMHC Logistics removed cost from its operation while maintaining an outstanding service. Director Rebecca Hall will reveal the initiatives she has introduced to the fleet in recent years to remove cost, including reducing in-house maintenance costs, improving vehicle utilisation, reducing insurance costs, cutting fuel bills and reducing recruitment costs. The session is intended to share great ideas with other fleets, helping everyone to improve their fleet performance.
How MaaS will transform business mobility
11:00 – 11:30
Fleets will have to consider multi-modal transport solutions to meet future urban transport strategies, whether alternatives to the car or alternatives to van/truck distribution. What does this mean, what are the options and what role will fleet managers have to play in this change? How will you have to adapt to the new world?
Policy Adviser for Automotive Affairs
Mental health and wellbeing: Looking after your drivers
Operational Excellence: Safety
12:00 – 12:30
Driver wellbeing, managing risk and fatigue will be explored in this session with best practice advice from transport behavioural and mental health specialists.
Behavioural Sciences Researcher
12:30 – 12:45
Accelerate your uptake of electric vehicles
13:00 – 13:30
A leader from the electric vehicle industry will look at how fleets can accelerate their uptake of EVs (cars, vans and trucks). This session will look at overcoming real and perceived hurdles, including the challenge of integrating EVs into the UK’s energy infrastructure, to speed up the transition before the zero emission deadline of 2040/2035. It will also update viewers on the role and objectives of the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce.
Learnings from Covid-19 and future disaster planning tactics
Operational Excellence: Essential Fleets
14:00 – 14:30
The unprecedented challenge of COVID-19 saw the fleet, logistics and mobility industry put under significant pressure. This session will look at learnings for the future from the disaster plans put in place, as UK businesses reacted to the challenge of keeping their employees and Britain moving.
Mobility strategies in action
15:00 – 15:30
A case study from a leading local authority on how it is approaching its mobility strategy and how local businesses are interacting with its plans. How local authorities are changing the way people, goods and services move around in urban areas.
Head of Transport Innovation
Coventry City Council
How the direct vision standard will affect your fleet
Operational Excellence: Procurement
16:00 – 16:30
This session will look at the Direct Vision Standards which all fleets need to adhere to by March 31, 2021 (delayed from the original 2020 launch) for vehicles of 12 tonnes and heavier. What are the standards, how do you comply, how do they impact your operations, what is the enforcement zone, how do you apply, what is the star rating, what is the progressive safe system, what are the benefits (will it improve safety) and are there any downsides, are among the topics this session will cover.
Strategy and Planning Manager
Transport for London