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January/February 2015

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BVRLA News The bimonthly newsletter of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association

Rental and leasing in 2015: plenty of positives By Gerry Keaney, BVRLA Chief Executive

As we anticipated at the end of 2013, the number of plugin-grant eligible registrations The general election due passed the 10,000 barrier on May 7 may be too close in 2014. Despite the recent to call, but the immediate fall in oil prices, we see this prospects for the vehicle growth accelerating as new rental and leasing industry plug-in electric models are are easier to predict. launched and businesses and consumers become more aware It is set to be another strong Election: How will it of their practicality and costimpact our sector? year for our sector, buoyed effectiveness. The government by a strong economy and a continued allocated £200m in 2014 for up to 50,000 growth in demand for vehicle finance and more plug-in car grants and we believe this an ever increasing range of ‘mobility money will be exhausted by mid-2016. services’. The trend of BVRLA members offering This growth is reflected in our latest ‘mobility services’ will continue. Leasing member statistics (see pages 6-7) which companies are making increasing use of show that BVRLA membership increased fleet management technology to tackle again in 2014, with the combined fleet the grey fleet market. Meanwhile, car club reaching a new all-time high of 3.9 and car sharing operators are targeting million vehicles. business customers, who are the key to higher utilisation and profitability. So what about the outlook for 2015? Within the leasing sector, the strong Brokers remain an important routebusiness confidence that carried us to-market, both for leasing and rental through 2014 appears to have continued customers. In 2015 we will devote into 2015. Most members see conditions resources to improve market intelligence in the wider economy further improving of the sector, so we can better understand this year, although concerns remain about it and improve its visibility. used vehicle values, particularly for cars. Intelligent mobility and connected cars will We expect to see quarterly year-on-year rise rapidly up the agendas of policymakers, growth of around 5% for car leasing, with manufacturers and fleet operators in 2015. an ever-increasing market share from the We are delighted to see that members are lower-medium, dual purpose and multialready involved in some of the recently purpose car segments. Growth in van announced driverless car trials. leasing is predicted to be even greater, at around 10% up on 2014's figures. New automotive technologies and mobility business models present a huge Average CO2 emissions for the total lease opportunity, so this year we need to fleet should fall below 120g/km for the address the regulatory and legislative first time and we will continue to see a issues. We'll do our best to ensure the steady move away from diesel cars into vehicle rental and leasing sector reaches smaller engine petrol and hybrid vehicles. its full potential. u

Latest on abolition of the paper counterpart Find out the new date for the abolition of the paper counterpart, as well as the preparations you can make now. page 3 Plans for Commercial Vehicle Show 2015 The CV sector's headline event returns to the NEC this year. Find out where to find us, when we'll be there and what we will be doing. page 4 BVRLA talks politics with top parties Learn the outcome of our meetings with representatives from the main political parties, and find out what's coming next. page 5 Member statistics for 2014: positive signs Compiling the BVRLA's membership data for 2014 shows plenty of growth in the industry. pages 6-7 FCA tightens its focus on fleets in 2015 See our advice on what the Financial Conduct Authority has planned in the upcoming twelve months. page 9 Services round-up Discover the exciting news for users of RISC, the BVRLA's problem renter database, and view a report on our conciliation service. page 10

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DVLA update: latest on the Comment abolition of the counterpart

The BVRLA and the industry it represents are getting bigger in almost every way.

Our membership continues to grow, as does its fleet size and the diversity of services it offers. We are meeting this challenge by providing more events and training opportunities, boosting our research capabilities and strengthening our Code of Conduct and the governance regime that underpins it. At the same time, we are raising our profile in Westminster and Brussels, and taking a leading role in representing the wider fleet sector. We hope you will see and feel the difference in the months ahead.

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Counterpart: To be abolished in June, not January, following BVRLA's campaigning

The BVRLA has successfully campaigned for the abolition of the paper counterpart to the driving licence to be delayed until 8 June, but is advising members to start their preparations now. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has put forward the new date following lobbying work by the BVRLA. Originally, the abolition had been scheduled for 1 January 2015, but the DVLA agreed to delay it following representations from the association. The counterpart is being abolished as part of the government’s Red Tape Challenge initiative to remove unnecessary administrative burdens from drivers, and the document will no longer have any legal status after 8 June 2015.

it to the rental desk. The rental company can accept this copy at face-value, or ask for additional authentication by obtaining an online view of the driver record, which the hirer could provide via an access code that has a 72-hour life. This is a free service and available 24/7. ❱ The DVLA premium rate telephone service: Members should call 09061 393837, which is available Monday to Friday 0800 - 1900 and Saturday 0800 - 1400. Calls to this number cost 51p/minute.

There will be no change to the photocard part of the driving licence, and drivers with the old style licence (issued before 1988) will still need to use this when renting a vehicle.

The BVRLA is also in the process of upgrading its EDECS (Electronic Driver Entitlement Checking Service) connection to the DVLA. It is hoped that this will put the BVRLA in a position to act as a trusted gateway on behalf of the vehicle rental industry. Depending on the commercial model put forward by the DVLA, this could see the association providing a low-cost solution optimised for the daily rental environment.

From 8 June, members will have two options for checking a driver’s endorsements or entitlement to drive certain vehicles time:

The BVRLA will keep members updated on further developments regarding the abolition of the driving licence counterpart.

❱ The new Share My Driving Record (SMDR) service: Using this solution, which is still being developed, would require a hirer to log into their driver licence details (National Insurance Number, Driver Number and Post Code required), print off a copy of their record as a PDF and take

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In the meantime, members should read the BVRLA's guidance and ensure that staff are familiarised with the SMDL and premium rate telephone service. u For more information and links to the DVLA's guidance, visit: http:// www.bvrla.co.uk/counterpart

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BVRLA confirms its presence at CV Show

CV Show: BVRLA will once again be at leading commercial vehicle event Visitor registration has gone live for this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 14 - 16 April. With exhibitors from the road transport, distribution and logistics sectors, the Show is a must-attend event for CV operators. Three quarters of visitors to the CV Show are fleet owners, senior managers or engineers, and it provides a great networking opportunity. The CV Show is the largest and most comprehensive road freight transport event staged in Britain. Last year the Show attracted 18,884 business

visitors, and this year is set to be bigger than ever, with 400 exhibitors already booked. The BVRLA will be exhibiting alongside Manheim on Stand J10, in Hall 4 for all three days of the event. BVRLA Membership Manager Greg Theaker is keen to use this opportunity to catch up with as many members as possible. Members can either drop by the BVRLA's stand, or arrange an appointment in advance. u To attend the show for free, visit www.cvshow.com. To arrange a meeting with the BVRLA, email greg@bvrla.co.uk.

New era for roads agency The Highways Agency, which is responsible for operating, maintaining and improving the strategic road network in England, will become known as Highways England from April. The Infrastructure Bill is currently going through Parliament, and is set to receive Royal Assent in the next few months. This will see Highways England become a governmentowned company, held to account by a new watchdog based within the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR). Highways England will be responsible for delivering more than 100 new road schemes between now and the end of the next parliament. These have been outlined in a £15billion roads investment strategy. The ORR will soon publish a consultation setting out its monitoring role. This will look to build an efficient framework and establish key strategic road policy issues. Highways England will be headed up by a new Chief Executive, following news that Graham Dalton is to step down in summer. u

UK boosts its Intelligent Mobility credentials The UK will run three urban driverless car trials and test a ‘connected corridor’ on a major motorway in 2015. The government is pumping £19m into several autonomous vehicle pilots, which will last 18-36 months. The largest – UK Autodrive – will deliver feasibility studies and practical demonstrations in the Midlands. By 2018, it's hoped that fully autonomous cars will be testing on public roads, while an extra 40 autonomous pods will also be operating. The group includes Arup, AXA, Cambridge University, Coventry Council, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Milton Keynes Council, MIRA, Oxford University, Tata Motors and Transport Systems Catapult.

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Meanwhile, the GATEway project will see trials of three different types of zero emission automated vehicles in Greenwich. This will include public tests of fully automated passenger shuttle transport systems and autonomous valet parking of specially adapted vehicles. Transport research organisation TRL is leading the GATEway project, and the consortium includes Imperial College, Shell, the Royal Borough of Greenwich, RSA and Telefonica. The Venturer project will test the feasibility of driverless cars in Bristol, investigating the legal and insurance aspects and exploring the public's reaction to these vehicles. It's being headed up by Atkins and includes AXA, Bristol City Council, the Centre for Transport and Society,

the University of the West of England and Williams Advanced Engineering. Finally, the Automotive Electronic Systems Innovation Network, which includes Jaguar Land Rover, Lotus, McLaren and Nissan, is running a Connected Corridors trial to explore what could be developed if vehicles had access to a reliable, high-speed wireless communicatons network. The BVRLA is already working with several of the project teams, who are looking for input from the fleet sector. u If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Toby Poston: Contact Toby Poston 01494 545700 toby@bvrla.co.uk

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Parties briefed ahead Market news of the General Election Meetings are taking place between the BVRLA and representatives from the three main political parties, to ensure that politicians consider the recommendations made by members in the BVRLA's Fleet Industry Manifesto. The BVRLA met with Richard Burden, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Roads, plus the Chief of Staff to the Shadow Transport Secretary last month. At this meeting, it was recommended that: ❱ Businesses be given greater access to car clubs ❱ The tax rebate on Authorised Mileage Allowance Payments (AMAPs) be restructured ❱ Funding of local and national road infrastructure be secured ❱ Commercial vehicle testing be carried out by private sector staff at Authorised Testing Facilities ❱ The MOT be updated to reflect new developments in vehicles ❱ Road safety targets be restored ❱ A national framework for Low Emission zones be set up

❱ There should be clear direction and strategy for the government's motoring agencies

A further meeting has taken place with the Liberal Democrats' Transport team, while the BVRLA will also follow-up with John Hayes MP, the Minister for Transport who unveiled the Fleet Industry Manifesto in the House of Lords in December. u The Fleet Industry Manifesto, produced in association with Fleet News and ACFO, can be accessed online at www.bvrla.co.uk/fleetindustry-manifesto. To further discuss any of the BVRLA's previous meetings, or to contribute to the association's upcoming political engagements, please contact the BVRLA's Senior Policy Advisor Patrick Cusworth:

The BVRLA understands that the consultation will also address other issues in the credit market, including financial promotions, the treatment of loan guarantors and referring customers in arrears to debt advice. This consultation will be of particular interest to leasing brokers. There will be a number of regional events around the country that the FCA will be hosting. The BVRLA will be publishing dates and information nearer the time. These events are designed to address questions to FCA representatives directly.

At our 2014 Industry Conference, delegates were told that 2015 would be a huge year for vehicle manufacturer Ford. Already this year, the company has revealed its latest models - the new GT, Focus RS and all-new Mustang. And while these performance models are impressive, Ford also has something up its sleeve for the fleet sector, with the new Mondeo set to be joined by three new people carriers the C-Max, S-Max and Galaxy.

Contact Patrick Cusworth 01494 545712 patrick@bvrla.co.uk

FCA: Looking ahead at 2015 The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published new rules on credit brokers last December, which came into force on 2 January. It has said that it intends to consult shortly on whether to retain or modify these rules and whether to introduce additional rules on credit broking, to ensure that customers are treated fairly.

By Jamie Fretwell, BVRLA Media & Communications Officer Which car company is going to make major inroads into the fleet sector this year? Jamie Fretwell investigates.

With interim permissions set to expire soon, members can find advice on applying for full authorisation within the BVRLA's Guide to FCA compliance. The BVRLA also has ‘Are you FCA ready’ on its website. The BVRLA Code of Conduct and governance procedures are currently being reviewed and will be shared with members as soon as possible. u If you have any questions about the FCA, please contact Natasha Howard: Contact Natasha Howard 01494 545701 natasha@bvrla.co.uk

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Ford: 2015 set to be a good year

But the good news isn't limited to the blue oval. Vauxhall's Viva city car will go on sale shortly, and there should be a new Astra in the autumn. Meanwhile, there will be additions to the Adam, Corsa and Insignia ranges. Fellow Brit-brand Jaguar's all-new XE compact saloon goes on sale in May, while there will be minor revisions made to the XJ and XJ before the much-hyped F-Pace SUV makes an appearance at the end of the year. Moving further afield, Mazda will update the 6, and we'll see new versions of the CX-5 and 2, as well as an all-new CX-3 crossover in summer. Mercedes-Benz will add new compact cars including the CLA Shooting Brake and GLE coupe, while Renault will start selling its Kadjar SUV. Each brand under the VW Group umbrella will launch an important fleet model - Audi with the A4, SEAT with its as-yet-unnamed SUV, Skoda with the Superb and VW with the Passat. u

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BVRLA: in numbers The BVRLA and the industry it represents had another record year in 2014, according to our latest annual membership and fleet size report. The association welcomed new members in every sector last year, with a particular surge in the leasing broker category. This influx of brokers is a testament to the work the BVRLA is undertaking to assist the whole leasing sector achieve and maintain

BVRLA Members 2014

compliance of the new Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regime. The total BVRLA member fleet continued its rise in 2014, up by 14% to 3.9 million vehicles. There was strong growth across all sectors, with the car portion passing three million for the first time.

The combined member fleet now accounts for one in every ten cars, one in every six vans and one in every four trucks licensed to operate on UK roads. A large part of this expansion came from the personal leasing sector once again, where the personal contract hire fleet rose by more than 30% and passed the one million mark for the first time. Most fleet categories reported steady organic growth, but once again there were major new additions from captive leasing companies in the personal car and light commercial vehicle (LCV) and corporate LCV leasing areas. u The BVRLA ran a quarterly leasing survey of key market trends throughout last year and the full 2014 report will be featured in the March/April issue of BVRLA News. For further information on the BVRLA's research and statistical services, please contact Toby Poston: Contact Toby Poston 01494 545700 toby@bvrla.co.uk

Membership fleet size by vehicle type

The combined BVRLA member fleet grew by 14% to nearly 3.9m in 2014, and now accounts for more than ten percent of all vehicles on UK roads.

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Corporate leasing fleet size

Corporate car leasing fleets grew by 7%, mirroring the growth trend reported across the sector in 2014. The LCV fleet benefitted from the addition of a new captive leasing company.

Personal leasing fleet size

The HGV, LCV and car personal leasing categories all benefitted from captive leasing companies bringing more of their vehicles under BVRLA membership.

Short term rental fleet size

After a surge in fleet sizes in 2013, the shortterm rental car, van and truck fleets reported steadier single-figure percentage growth in 2014.


When the car’s gone… Ask RISC first You’ll want to identify customers who may pose a risk to your company. Using the BVRLA’s RISC Online database, which contains details of over 9,000 individuals and companies, will help you make an informed decision. The system enables rental companies to legitimately share risk information with other BVRLA members in order to gather information about prospective renters. Some of the things RISC can help protect your business against include:

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Customer fraud Theft Unauthorised extensions Late payments

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BVRLA members have already provided useful feedback on how the VVR scheme can be developed further. The DVLA is using this to update the system, which has moved into a private beta test phase for the next few months. Currently, there are 12 companies involved in this test.

When responding to this consultation, the BVRLA highlighted that average CO2 emissions of its rental members' vehicles was just 132g/km in 2013 17% lower than the UK average. The response also noted how supporting car sharing in London could result in 120,000 fewer cars on the road by 2020, easing traffic congestion and reducing CO2 emissions by 5.6%.

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The service offers V5C suppression, taxing facilities and the ability to declare a vehicle off the road. This service is free of charge, available 24/7 and easy to use. Members will be able to download all vehicle data into a spreadsheet.

Transport for London (TfL) has completed its consultation on the proposed Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in the capital.

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Further recommendations included extending the Mayor's planned diesel scrappage scheme to provide subsidised car rental or car club access, rather than only offering outright cash payments toward the cost of new vehicles. Since submitting its response, the BVRLA has met with TfL and the Mayor’s office. Further meetings have taken place with Labour and Liberal Democrat spokesmen for transport and environment. These meetings have allowed the BVRLA to emphasise the importance of a national framework for future ULEZs. Some London boroughs, including Hackney and Camden, have expressed interest in the London ULEZ being extended. Furthermore, both Brighton and Edinburgh are introducing Low Emission Zones. u For more information on the ULEZ, contact Patrick Cusworth: Contact Patrick Cusworth 01494 545712 patrick@bvrla.co.uk

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RISC database accessed more than 350,000 times in 2014 The BVRLA's RISC database remained a valuable tool in 2014. The service - which is now free for BVRLA members - was used by rental companies 352,116 times in 2014. This represents an increase of 2,000 searches compared to 2014. From these searches, more than 1,000 came back as positive matches - meaning the subject was a potentially problematic customer based on their rental history. The majority of searches (98.5%) are made against individuals. However, total searches made against companies increased by 11% year on year, compared to a 0.6% increase in the number of searches against individual renters.

The BVRLA added a further 1,131 customers to the database over the course of the year. The reasons for individuals and companies being added to the database are the same as ever, with failing to comply with the terms and conditions of the rental the top reason, followed closely by not paying in full for the rental or charges. Customers not looking after vehicles was the third most frequent cause for being added to the system.

BVRLA Head of Member Services Nora Leggett commented: "It's great to see so many rental companies using and benefitting from the RISC database." u If you'd like to use RISC, visit: www.bvrla.co.uk/service/RISC

Coming soon... RISC in 2015 BVRLA members can look forward to a new, updated version of the association’s RISC database later this year. Developed in conjunction with business rental specialists Nexus, the new system will be faster, more secure and provide an increased range of functionality via an improved user-interface. “We are confident that the updated system will be more interactive, making it an even more powerful tool in the rental industry’s fight against fraud,” said BVRLA Head of Member Services, Nora Leggett.

Plans for BVRLA committees Busy year for conciliation The chairmen of the BVRLA's committees have outlined their plans Committees: Vital for the year work carried out ahead:

❱ Commercial Vehicle (CV) Committee The CV Committee will be playing a key role in during 2015 as the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) implements its commercial vehicle enforcement regime.

❱ Leasing Broker Committee The BVRLA will continue to work closely with the Leasing Broker Committee to ensure that advice is provided across the sector and that all elements of the Financial Conduct Authority's regulations are implemented with sufficient guidance.

❱ Residual Value and Remarketing (RVR) Committee The Residual Value and Remarketing Committee will continue to give its input into the process of updating the BVRLA Fair Wear and Tear guide.

❱ Leasing and Fleet Management Committee Upcoming consumer legislation will be a key consideration for the Leasing & Fleet Management Committee, with the Consumer Rights Bill set to be implemented in October 2015. ❱ Rental Committee The BVRLA will continue to work with the rental committee and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) as the counterpart is abolished and the DVLA’s driving licence checking solutions are used by members.

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❱ Technical and Operational Management (TOM) Committee The Technical and Operational Management Committee will be continuing its work in regard to whether AdBlue costs should be included in Servicing, Maintenance and Repair (SMR) budgeting. u

Of these, 573 were complaints against rental members - a 57% increase on 2013. This may be due to increased media attention the sector received. Complaints against leasing companies increased by 33%. However, the number upheld in favour of the complainant decreased, suggesting improved adherence to our code. This is supported by a 20% decrease in complaints against leasing brokers. The average time taken to resolve a complaint was 18 days, well below the BVRLA's 30-day target.

To learn more about the committees or contribute topics to be discussed, please contact Natasha Howard: Contact Natasha Howard 01494 545701 natasha@bvrla.co.uk

The BVRLA’s UK conciliation service handled 815 complaints in 2014 – up 49% from 2013.

Most rental disputes could be avoided if staff clearly explain all optional products and charges before customers sign rental agreements. Leasing disputes could be reduced if customers were reminded of return standards within a reasonable period prior to the vehicle being collected. u

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Karting upgrade for 2015 Training &

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The BVRLA is pleased to announce that this year’s Broker 200 endurance race in aid of BEN will feature new 390cc go-karts.

IMI Accreditation for CSAs & TSAs One-to-one assessments on demand

With adjustable seats, more power and better steering, the karts are vastly improved over last year’s models, and promise even more exciting racing. The more powerful karts mean participants will be able to lap the 1,360m International Circuit at Daytona Milton Keynes even faster. The Broker 200 takes place on Wednesday 13 May 2015, and the BVRLA is keen to sign up as many teams as possible. Companies can either submit teams of three racers, or form a team of three with employees from other member companies if needed. Taking part in this event helps to raise funds for BEN, the automotive industry charity which provides care and support for employees of the automotive industry. The Broker 200 is also a fantastic opportunity

Power boost: Participants of the 2015 Broker 200 will race in 390cc karts to meet up with peers and other business contacts in a light-hearted competition. To raise even more money for BEN, there are a number of sponsorship opportunities available. These not only provide excellent visibility for a member’s brand, but will provide a talking point among the journalists from key industry titles who will be present on the day. u To book your place or find out more, visit http://www.bvrla. co.uk/events/details/bvrlabroker-200-kart-race.

New members Commercial Vehicle MV Commercials (Livingstone) Leasing Broker Thames Valley Leasing Ltd (Binfield) My Big Green Fleet (Bridgend) Target Car Leasing Ltd (Shoreham By Sea) Yes Lease Ltd (Stoke on Trent) Daley Associates Ltd (St Albans) Fleet UK (Waterlooville) Complete Vehicle Management (Fareham) Logical Vehicle (Birmingham)

Leasing staff who deal with technical enquiries and rental staff who handle customer service queries will benefit from this accreditation, governed by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI). Attendees will be tested on their ability to anticipate drivers’ needs and all aspects of fleet and driver management.

Fleet Consultant Programme 15 September & 10 November, BVRLA Are you a Business Development Account Manager? Do you want to grow your business by improving sales performance? If so, this programme - at the BVRLA's HQ in Amersham - will give you confidence when speaking to customers. u Further information on the BVRLA's diverse range of training can be found on the BVRLA website: www.bvrla.co.uk/ services/courses. To book places, contact BVRLA Member Services: Contact 01494 545704, memberservices@bvrla.co.uk

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BVRLA Events

Residual Value and Remarketing Forum Nissan, Lutterworth, Leics. BVRLA Annual Dinner 2015 London Hilton on Park Lane Code of Conduct launch Online 2015 Commercial Vehicle Show The NEC, Birmingham BVRLA Asset Management & Risk Control Forum Venue TBC BVRLA Regional Member Forum The Fleet Show, Silverstone BVRLA Broker 200 Karting Race Daytona Milton Keynes

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BVRLA News | January/February 2015

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BVRLA

Fleet Technology Congress Wednesday 1st July - Williams F1 Conference Centre, Grove, Oxfordshire

2015

The Future of Mobility

Technology, Safety and Risk

Hear about the latest mobility trends and business models.

How telematics, safety, technology and big data are changing fleet attitudes to risk management.

The Future of Fleet Management

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bvrla.co.uk/events

How connected cars, roads and drivers are changing the way we manage fleets. Promoting responsible road transport

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