The future of incident prevention on the strategic road network
10:00 – 10:45
Mark Cartwright, National Highways (formerly named Highways England) head of commercial vehicle incident prevention, will give an overview of how the organisation is working to prevent incidents on the strategic road network (SRN). This includes offering more tools to commercial fleets to help with driver training and wellbeing, as well as how new technology and techniques could help reduce incidents in the future.
Head of Commercial Vehicle Incident Prevention
Autonomy and autonomous technology
10:00 – 10:45
The Government has confirmed it will legalise the use of “self-driving” driver assistance systems before the end of 2021. It’s another step forward with this potentially transformative technology, but what do the changes to autonomous lane-keeping systems (ALKS) rules mean for fleets today and what is the path forward as new technologies continue to race ahead of legislation? This session will also feature a case study looking at the Cambridge Auto Shuttle trials to give further details on autonomous vehicles currently in operation in the UK.
Chief Technology Officer
Social Behavioural Research and Evaluation Lead
Salary sacrifice back to basics
10:30 – 11:15
Is salary sacrifice right for your employees? What are the pitfalls of implementing a scheme like this and what’s the best way to approach it? Why have some companies been burnt by salary sacrifice in the past and why should it be considered as an option? This session will provide an overview of introducing a salary sacrifice scheme for your employees and why it can still make sense for businesses with a market overview from a benefits expert.
Beyond telematics: user experiences
11:00 – 11:45
It’s one thing having telematics systems embedded in your business, but how can you make sure you’re getting the most out of them? This session will look at how fleets can pull together all types of vehicle management data, how to make sure the full suite of capabilities are being used to their fullest potential and how fleets can use this to better manage mobility in the future.
Group Compliance and Fleet Manager
How to bring an emobility strategy to life
11:00 – 11:45
The EV Café, an expert team of electric vehicle specialists, will be on hand as part of this conversational clinic to discuss some of the biggest challenges with transitioning a fleet of vehicles to EV. The team will give case study examples from their own experience, but will also pull questions from the audience for help and guidance on areas like charging infrastructure, reducing operating expenditure and costings.
Electric Van Expert and Consultant
Chief Vehicle Officer
GRIDSERVE Sustainable Energy
Head of Future Mobility Partnerships
Head of Decarbonisation
Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions
Establishing a robust EV workplace charging infrastructure
13:30 – 14:15
Fleets are faced with making the right choices for their current electric vehicle charging needs, but also preparing for expansion in the future. This best practice clinic will offer guidance on understanding a fleet’s charging infrastructure requirements at work and depots, including AC, DC charger investment, preparing for groundworks/upgrades and how taking the right steps to manage charging correctly can help minimise costs.
Head of Electric Mobility
Corporate Fleet Operations Manager
Dundee City Council
Transport decarbonisation policy: what does it mean for fleets?
13:30 – 14:15
An in depth look at how the policies suggested in the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Transport Decarbonisation Plan will impact fleets. This will provide the direction of travel for charging infrastructure plans, new subsidies, as well as hydrogen investment for HGVs.
Transport & Environment
Energy Systems Catapult
Flexible benefits in a post-pandemic UK
14:00 – 14:45
John Ambridge, consultant in Mercer's Career business specialising in all areas of employee reward will offer a holistic view of the latest thinking in terms of benefits in relation to company cars in the UK.
This session will also look at the challenges of continuing to offer company car schemes or cash allowances as more companies offer flexible working, as well how companies can meet their sustainability goals with the switch to electric vehicles.
Employee Reward Consultant
Driver and staff recruitment and retention
14:30 – 15:15
Attracting professional drivers, training them and keeping them is a challenge for all fleets in the UK. Industry experts share their best practice tips on driver recruitment, the current challenges facing the industry as a result of Brexit, as well as the progress being made to make the profession more diverse and inclusive.
Policy Manager for Wales, Midlands and South West England
The future of tax and incentives
14:30 – 15:15
The switch to electric vehicles will leave a hole in Government coffers so there will have to be a change in strategy. Tax experts will help break down the latest on benefit-in-kind company car tax, what support is available through super deduction tax breaks, as well as savings to be made through plug-in vehicle incentives, VAT and reimbursements and the potential changes coming down the road with road charging.
Employment Tax Director
MHA MacIntyre Hudson