AFP announces new LCV committee

The Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) has launched a new LCV committee led by Stewart Lightbody (pictured), deputy chair of the AFP, and vice-chaired by Denise Lane of Capita.

Its aim is to support members running and operating commercial vehicles by offering best practice and thought leadership.

Topics include the role of LCVs, operational considerations, legislative requirements, environmental impacts, funding options, driver taxation, vehicle conversions, adoption of telematics, use as pool vehicles and financial considerations during the life of the vehicle.

The committee will also look at adoption of alternative fuelled vehicles within commercial vehicle corporate fleets.

Other members include Julie Summerell of TR Fleet, Steve Openshaw of Eric Wright, Steve Winter of Centrica, Duncan Webb of the Royal Mail, Cliff Lewis of Interserve, Jo Hammonds of Sanctuary, Matt Hammond of Altrad, Lee Rossall of BES Utilities and Glenn Ewen of Clear Channel.

“There are a whole range of issues facing LCV fleets – from the adoption of EV and PHEV technology through to Clean Air Zones and a renewed accent on costs thanks to the economic pressures created by the coronavirus crisis,” said Lightbody, who was named Fleet Manager of the Year at the 2019 Fleet News Awards.

“Our aim is to play an active part in helping the industry tackle these challenges, spreading best practice and making our views known at the highest level,” he added.  

The AFP announced the formation of its Electric Vehicle, Low Carbon and Alternative Fuels Committee last week.

Three further committees – Future Roads; Risk, Compliance and Health; and Future Mobility Steering - will be announced at next week’s AFP webinar. 

The AFP was formed in March from the merging of the Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO) and the Institute of Car Fleet Management (ICFM) – and the new committees are part of an entire infrastructure being created around the new organisation.

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