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BVRLA announces agenda for first ever van forum

Being held at DAF in Thame on Tuesday 19 July, the event will be presented by Matthew Davock of Manheim Remarketing, Dave Petts ‎from Ford Motor Company, David Murray from the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency and the BVRLA's Jay Parmar.

They will discuss compliance, new vehicle launches, market trends and overloading.

The association added that its members’ commercial vehicle fleets are running at an all-time high, just under 700,000 vehicles at the end of 2015, driven by factors including growth in internet sales and home deliveries.

It also said that for many BVRLA members, dealing with commercial vehicle customers is a steep learning curve, and its van forums will aim to tackle this by covering issues including:

  • Formulating fleet policies to ensure compliant, safe and efficient operations
  • Vehicle specification – is the vehicle the right ‘work horse’ for the job? Vehicle specification is influenced by the maximum payload and by running costs. Short term vehicle replacement programmes must also be compliant
  • Rental staff training and development
  • The latest products in telematics and vehicle design: Vehicle & Driver performance: Optimising routes and scheduling is critical to efficient operations – so is fuel management and managing stationary time

BVRLA members can register to attend the free van form next month by booking places online or contacting Fran Hampson at the BVRLA.

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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