6th - 7th October 2020
NEC, Birmingham

Fleet Operations Theatre


Fleet Operational Sessions will deliver “how to” sessions with simple, top tips and practical advice that fleet professionals and business owners can take away and put into practice the next day. Improving efficiency, finance planning and implementing effective service level agreements will all be high up on the agenda.

These sessions focus on the immediate day-to-day challenges of fleet management for vehicles that are currently on the road, where action needs to be taken in the short-term in response to ongoing business developments.




Learn how fleets can implement policies to safeguard cyclists, pedestrians and other vulnerable people.

Suicide is the single biggest killer of men aged under 45 in the UK. In 2015, 75% of all UK suicides were male. Our speaker will put the scale of the problem in the UK in perspective, why fleets should take this issue seriously and what they can do to address it in their own business. Learn how your business can increase awareness and signpost people to the help they can access internally and externally.

Make big data work for your fleet. This session will explore how to bring together multiple sources of fleet data from telematics, fuel cards and licence checks to help reduce costs and improve efficiency across your fleet. Case studies from fleets that have put their big data to use to drive efficiencies.

Make life easier for your business and drivers by joining the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’s new earned recognition scheme. The scheme offers a new way for truck, bus and coach operators to prove they meet driver and vehicle standards. By regularly sharing performance information with the DVSA, earned recognition fleets are less likely to see their vehicles stopped for roadside inspections. The scheme is open to fleets of all sizes and is a compelling way for businesses to prove they are exemplary vehicle operators when bidding for contracts.

The UK’s eight traffic commissioners have hugely powerful roles, responsible for the licensing and regulation of operators of heavy goods vehicles, buses and coaches, and the registration of local bus services. Learn how to ensure your fleet stays on the right side of compliance issues in areas such as drivers’ hours and vehicle maintenance.

Good procurement doesn’t start and stop with negotiating a good deal. It relies on best value throughout the life of a contract. This session will explain how to go out to tender, how to select a supplier, and, crucially, which key performance indicators to apply and how to measure them in order to ensure you get what you paid for.

With fuel accounting for the highest area of daily fleet expenditure, gain an insight into where cost ‘leakage’ may be occurring in your fleet and discover the tools and techniques to minimise your fleet’s fuel expenditure. Find out how technology and software can encourage more fuel-efficient driving styles. Learn how to identify rogue vehicles and drivers. Deliver serious savings to the bottom line of your fleet budget.

New technology is helping fleet operators to ensure their light commercial vehicles are inspected daily for their roadworthiness. The paper checks that HGV drivers carry out daily as part of operator licence requirements are more difficult to apply for vans that don’t return to a depot every evening, but new apps guide drivers through a vehicle inspection and send the report immediately so fleet operators can act on any faults and ensure their fleet is fully roadworthy and compliant.