The commitment to ensuring road safety continues with the news that a fleet safety conference will be held in May.
It is the latest way in which the Global Fleet Champions campaign is trying to educate the industry by reducing the risks they pose to other vehicles, and vulnerable road users.
Set up by Brake, the road safety charity, the Global Fleet Champions campaign is a call to fleet operators throughout the world to tackle the rise in road deaths and toxic air.
It is aimed at reducing the number of road collisions that cause deaths and serious injuries and the fleet safety conference will help in this fight, bringing leaders from throughout the industry together.
Fleet managers and suppliers will be able to share best practice at the conference on 22 May, that will take place at the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre.
The annual fleet safety conference has is agenda and the theme of the event will focus on ensuring fleet safety is a matter of priority.
Presentations will look at issues such as effective leadership, recruitment of the best drivers and prioritising people.
Brake’s Senior Fleet Officer, Sarah Plumb, said that the fleet safety conference is an “ideal opportunity” for the industry to come together and learn off each other.
She said: “The conference provides an ideal opportunity to network and share best practice with professionals whilst hearing from leading fleet safety academics and operators.”
The exhibition will include a number of breakout sessions that tackle key themes for fleet operators and drivers; risk management, drivers and vehicles are three of the key areas of focus.
This will provide sessions associated with buying the safest vehicles; connected and autonomous vehicles; and sustainable vehicles.
For drivers, the introduction of a road safety culture will be explored, as will the management of driver fatigue and mental health, all of which will improve fleet safety.