WHAT IS THE FLEET INDUSTRY ADVISORY GROUP?
The Fleet Industry Advisory Group (FIAG) is a not-for-profit organisation with an objective to develop and share best practice in all areas of managing drivers, vehicles and journeys:-
- FIAG members will continually promote and support the adoption of professional fleet management for vehicles operating in the UK and overseas.
- The considerable experience and knowledge of FIAG members is available to provide fleet advice, consultancy; mentoring and support. In addition, FIAG can also assist with benchmarking and analysis of industry developments.
The fleet industry continues to evolve and change and for those involved it is important that all aspects of running a fleet are properly understood and standards maintained. The goal for a professional fleet manager is to implement a sustainable performance programme in all areas of managing the driver, vehicle and journey.
The costs involved with running fleets are enormous. By improving efficiency and reducing incidents considerable savings can be achieved. Fleet managers need to have a good understanding of how fleets impact on corporate social responsibility which includes the environmental impact of the fleet, the wellbeing of the driver and the impact on company reputation when incidents occur. Understanding the intricacies of managing a fleet is a discipline which, for many organisations is no longer the responsibility of a dedicated fleet manager.
The traditional fleet manager is now rare and with their decline, companies no longer retain the in-house knowledge and skills necessary to deliver a cost-effective and safe fleet operation. There is a real need to reintroduce into the fleet management process the skills, knowledge and understanding of others in the industry sector (a masterclass concept).
Change is never easy and the need for it not always recognised but as our country and the world begins the long process of recovering from one of the worse economic and social crises caused by COVID-19, it is extremely important that within fleets best practice processes are implemented without delay. This will protect investment, reduce costs, secure jobs, keep people safe and well and improve operational efficiency.
FIAG recommends how companies should face up to a post pandemic future.
Official government advice on keeping safe amidst the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
MEET THE MEMBERS OF FIAG
MANAGING PARTNER GOUGHS SOLICITORS
Leads the management team and the firm’s strategic direction. He specialises in employment law and provides clients with pro-active, practical and balanced advice; whether dealing with individuals in unfair dismissal cases or advising employers on employment relations procedures, business restructuring or disputes. Kevin also specialises in tribunal work for both companies and employees.
HEAD OF SERVICE DELIVERY FLEET SERVICE GB
With over 15 years’ fleet industry experience, Sarah demonstrates the desire to deliver industry leading fleet solutions. Her knowledge and experience together with her focus on engagement with all stakeholders ensures she delivers added value to her customers.