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World's largest free motoring event puts fleet in focus at ACFO seminar

The world’s largest free to visit motoring event - Motorexpo - is putting the focus on corporate motoring for the first time with help from ACFO, the premier organisation for fleet decision-makers.The 18th annual Motorexpo,...

2013-05-29

Plug-in and low emission vehicles in focus at ACFO conference along with tips on cost-cutting strategies

•    Members invited to find out if plug-in vehicles are good for business•    Fleet chiefs told to liaise with leasing companies to curb end-of-contract charges•    Peugeot ...

2013-05-29

ACFO board elects new Chariman and Deputy Chairman

Retiring chairman Julie Jenner takes on key role working with external agenciesACFO, the leading UK representative body for fleet decision-makers, has appointed a new chairman and deputy chairman.Damian James, head of operati...

2013-06-21

Booking Opens For 30th Anniversary ACFO Awards Dinner

Table bookings are now open for the prestigious 2013 ACFO Awards Dinner to be held on Wednesday, 6th November 2013.This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Awards and the fourth year of the event in its present format, whi...

2013-07-19

ACFO Welcomes tougher mototing fines but wants more Police on the roads

New moves by the Government to promote safer driving have been welcomed by ACFO, but the organisation is concerned that the introduction of new offences and tougher fines will prove difficult to enforce due to a shortage of t...

2013-08-14

Škoda UK fuels fleet team with key new appointments

Škoda UK has today announced the appointment of Patrick McGillycuddy as Head of Fleet. McGillycuddy joins the brand from Vauxhall where he held the role of National Corporate Sales Manager.McGillycuddy's new position will se...

2013-08-29

UK economy threatened by rising oil prices

At a time when the UK economy is at last seeing positive signs of recovery, we are now at risk of being faced with high fuel prices as a result of the current tension in the Middle East. Commentators have observed that despit...

2013-08-29

ACFO set for sell-out 2013 Awards Dinner as voting opens

More than 70 fleet suppliers and vehicles are in contention to win prestigious 2013 ACFO Awards and it is now up to members to vote to decide this year’s winners.The nominations have been received by ACFO from members and v...

2013-09-13

ACFO Conducts survey to assess impact of car salary sacrifice schemes

Just how popular are car salary sacrifice schemes? That is what ACFO is aiming to find out with its latest online survey.It is more than 18 months since ACFO, the UK’s leading fleet decision-makers’ organisation, last ana...

2013-09-16

ACFO Salary Sacrifice survey reveals take-up for company cars among employees is rising

ACFO Salary Sacrifice survey reveals take-up for company cars among employees is risingBut a quarter of businesses rule out schemes on viability groundsEmployer interest in offering car salary sacrifice schemes to staff is in...

2013-10-31

Ford Grabs Trophy Hat-trick as fleet managers name their 2013 top vehicles and companies at ACFO Awards.

Audi wins Fleet Car of the Year title for first time in Awards’ 30-year historyFord snatched a trophy hat-trick as Britain’s fleet decision-makers named their industry leaders in the prestigious 2013 ACFO Awards.Meanwhile...

2013-11-08

Damian James, ACFO chairman, comments on the Government’s 2013 Autumn Statement Press Release

Fuel duty“The Government’s decision to cancel next September’s 1.6p a litre rise in fuel duty is a welcome move.“While fuel prices will continue to rise and fall, the Government’s decision means that fuel duty will ...

2013-12-06

ACFO, In partnership with EST, turns the fleet spotlight on electric vehicles with BMW backed seminar

ACFO and the Energy Saving Trust (EST) are urging public, private and voluntary organisations to have their electric vehicle knowledge bank fully charged by attending a special seminar.The fleet-decision-makers’ organisatio...

2013-12-16

Fleet demand high for ACFO Electric Vehicle Seminar as expert speaker line-up is finalised

More than 140 fleet decision-makers have to-date booked places to attend next month’s electric vehicle seminar hosted by ACFO.The fleet-decision-makers’ organisation is joining forces with BMW and a wide range of other el...

2014-01-23

ACFO calls for long-term company car tax rates clarification in 2014 budget

Electric vehicle benefit-in-kind tax and mileage rates also a concernA string of measures have been called for by ACFO, the UK’s premier fleet decision-maker organisation, in the 2014 Budget.HM Treasury has confirmed that t...

2014-02-03

ACFO voices members' concern as countdown continues to launch of online driver licence validation checks

Fleet decision-makers are becoming increasingly concerned at the lack of an official timetable for introduction of online driver licence validation checks with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) with many issues y...

2014-02-10

Government must reverse EV Benefit-in-kind tax rise to encourage company car demand, ACFO seminar told.

•    Government to retain electric vehicle purchase incentives 2015-2020•    Electric vehicles can benefit many fleets with varying profiles•    Fleets can still benefit from...

2014-02-20

'Another Fine Mess' ACFO To Solve Parking And Motoring Fines Nightmare With Seminar Masterclass

Managing fines relating to parking and traffic offences can prove to be a legal, financial and HR administrative nightmare for fleet decision-makers and company car and van drivers alike.That’s why ACFO, the fleet-decision-...

2014-03-28

PACTS Report

The report predicts that, although casualties are likely to continue to decline, a third of a million people will be killed or seriously injured on British roads before 2030 if current trends are allowed to continue. &...

2014-03-28

Career promotion means ACFO Chairman Damian James will step down at 2014 AGM

Damian James, the chairman of ACFO, the leading UK representative body for fleet decision-makers, is to step down due to a job promotion.Mr James will step down as both chairman and as a director of ACFO at this year’s AGM,...

2014-04-30

ACFO turns spotlight on key industry issues with expanded fleet seminar programme for members

ACFO, the fleet-decision-makers’ organisation, is to increase the number of key industry issue-based seminars it holds annually due to their popularity with members.Historically, ACFO has tackled key issues with a line-up o...

2014-05-08

ACFO Seminar to help fleet chiefs face up to parking and motoring fines being issued on 'industrial estate'.

Fines for parking and motoring offences are being issued on an “industrial” scale as local authorities increasingly turn to CCTV and it is proving to be a legal, financial and HR administrative nightmare for fleet decisio...

2014-05-13

ACFO Board elects new chairman to lead organisation

ACFO, the leading UK representative body for fleet decision-makers, has appointed a new chairman for 2014/15.John Pryor, fleet and travel manager at Arcadia Group, the leading fashion retailer, was unanimously elected by the ...

2014-06-05

Fleet Managers call on leasing companies to introduce fairer fines handling service

• Fleets predicted to face rise in traffic offence fines• All-new Ford Mondeo makes UK fleet debut at ACFO event• Correct employment contracts key to recharging fines to staff• Education programme required to end fine...

2014-06-06

ACFO to play key role in shaping DVLA's new online driver licence validation checking service

DVLA pledges to consult with ACFO over online V5C accessACFO, the leading UK representative body for fleet decision-makers, is to play a key role as the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) finalises its new online dri...

2014-06-16

ACFO Welcomes free access to new DVLA online driver licence validation checking service

Key issues around access controls and driver consent still to be resolved.ACFO has achieved a notable victory for members with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) announcing that employers will be able to check the...

2014-07-24

ACFO Members applaud new DVLA online driver licence validation checking service after private viewing

ACFO, the leading UK representative body for fleet decision-makers, is optimistic that the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency’s (DVLA) new online driver licence validation checking service will meet with the approval of...

2014-09-08

Career promotion to European role sees long-serving ACFO Director Julie Jenner step down

Long-serving ACFO director Julie Jenner, a former chairman of the leading UK representative body for fleet decision-makers, is to step down due to a job promotion.Julie, GE Capital Fleet Services’ key solutions manager for ...

2014-10-22

Fleet Managers remain in the dark over new Dartford crossing charge say ACFO

ACFO, the leading UK representative body for fleet decision-makers, is concerned that organisations will have little time to prepare for the new Dartford Crossing charge scheme when it is introduced later this month.The new r...

2014-11-04

Comment from ACFO chairman John Pryor on the Highways Agency’s press release that the new Dartford Crossing charge will be introduced on 30th November, 2014.

“ACFO is pleased that the Highways Agency has at last announced when the new Dartford Crossing charge scheme will be introduced and how businesses can set up an online account.   “However, ACFO remains concer...

2014-11-06

Fleet managers recognise work of DVLA as they name their 2014 ACFO Award winners

Mercedes wins Fleet Car of the Year title for first time and BMW strikes double topThe Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has been voted Fleet Service Company of the Year in the prestigious 2014 ACFO Awards.The DVLA w...

2014-11-21

Experienced fleet manager Denise Lane joins ACFO board

ACFO, the leading UK representative body for fleet decision-makers, has seconded Denise Lane to its board.Denise, head of group fleet at Capita, a UK leader in business process management and outsourcing solutions, ...

2014-11-24

ACFO plans new initiatives in 2015 to drive up membership

· Fleet supplier ‘education’ clinics set for launch · International division in development phase · New Government policies could pose challenges for fleetsA series of major initiatives are being planned...

2014-12-17

ACFO calls on all car park operators to adopt 10-minute overstay grace period

And warns company car and van drivers that maximum parking time remains unchanged.ACFO, the UK’s leading fleet-decision-makers’ organisation, has welcomed the government’s announcement that drivers will benefit from a 1...

2015-03-10

John Pryor, ACFO chairman, comments on the 2015 Budget

“The government is ploughing hundreds of millions of pounds into encourage the uptake of zero and ultra low emission company cars so ACFO is disappointed that benefit-in-kind tax rates on these vehicles (0-50 g/km) are incr...

2015-03-19

ACFO secures clear Data Protection Act guidance on employers checking employees' driving licence records online

Fleet managers have been assured that no offence under the Data Protection Act will be committed by their employers when accessing employees’ driving licence records held by the Driver Vehicle and Licensing Agency (DVLA).Th...

2015-03-27

ACFO seminar turns spotlight on inadequate corporate business and private mileage record keeping

Inadequate corporate business and private mileage record keeping is being exposed by HM Revenue and Customs’ investigations, but fleet chiefs will gain an insight in to critical compliance requirements at next month’s ACF...

2015-04-30

Company car whole life cost failings mean businesses across Britain 'waste' money

• Internal fleet expertise critical to cost-effective company car management• Jaguar Land Rover targets fleets with “product revolution”• Data capture and sharing costs with drivers vital to managing fuel expenditur...

2015-05-13

ACFO puts defleet recharges in the spotlight at Fleet News Company Car in Action debate

Members of ACFO, the leading UK representative body for fleet decision-makers, and other visitors to Fleet News Company Car In Action 2015 are being urged to attend a special seminar on the hugely contentious issue of end-...

2015-05-18

ACFO members urged to nominate the best in fleet in build up to prestigious 2015 awards.

Nominations have opened for members of the UK’s premier fleet decision-maker organisation to recognise the top initiatives, suppliers and vehicles in the industry. Furthermore, ACFO is also urging members, motor manu...

2015-05-22

Trio seek election to ACFO Board at 2015 AGM

Three directors of ACFO, the leading UK representative body for fleet decision-makers, are seeking re-election at the 2015 AGM with no-one standing against them.   John Pryor, fleet and travel manager at Arcadia...

2015-05-28

Driver Education key to ending fleet disputes over end-of-contract vehicle damage charges

 ACFO calls for greater leasing company consistency over charges Damage charges are “completely avoidable” in many cases Top tips for fleet managers to avoid end-of-contract damage charges Vehi...

2015-06-19

ACFO Members urged to promote the best in fleet as deadline-day approached for 2015 Award nominations

The deadline for nominations for this year’s ACFO Awards is fast approaching with members having until Friday, 11th September to promote the top initiatives, suppliers and vehicles in the industry.   Nominatio...

2015-09-02

ACFO Seminar fixture with key Government representatives is a sell-out

The sold out signs have gone up for ACFO’s forthcoming autumn seminar where fleet decision-makers will be able to listen to and quiz leading officials from four area of government that have a huge impact on company car a...

2015-09-16

ACFO Members quiz Government officials at special seminar

HMRC official clarifies Advisory Fuel Rates for electric carsHighways England admits Dart Charge “teething problems” HSE urges annual driver occupational road risk management assessments Drivers told not ...

2015-09-23

BMW and Ford hit double top as fleet managers name their 2015 ACFO Award Winners

Jaguar wins Fleet Car of the Year for the first timeThe German marque underlined its status as the ultra-low emission vehicle champion winning both the Environmental Initiative of the Year and Green Vehicle of the Year wit...

2015-11-20

Chancellor announces Budget 2016 date

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has announced that the government will publish its next Budget on Wednesday, 16th March, 2016. The Budget sets out the government’s plans for the economy based on the la...

2015-12-02

ACFO & ICFM to work more closely to promote benefits of professional fleet management

Two of the UK’s leading fleet industry organisations are to forge closer links to promote the benefits of professional fleet management and the importance of training and education, coupled with the implementation of bes...

2016-01-26

John Pryor, ACFO chairman, comments on the 2016 Budget

Company car tax  “ACFO is disappointed that the Chancellor has not published company car benefit-in-kind tax rates for 2020/21.   “In recent years, the Chancellor has enabled fleet operators and comp...

2016-03-17

ACFO puts van best practice and compliance under the spotlight at seminar

Van operating best practice and compliance will be under the spotlight at the latest ‘master class’ being held by ACFO, the premier organisation for fleet operators. The number of vans on the UK’s roads totals a r...

2016-03-30

Fleets urged to improve van safety compliance amid tougher enforcement seminar told

· Procurement processes to drive forward van operating best practice compliance · Implement best practice or face multi-million pound fines if disaster strikes · Fleet compliance journey starts with...

2016-05-09

ACFO Debate puts parking fines administration in the spotlight

Efficiently managing the administration of fines associated with parking breaches and motoring offences continues to be a legal, financial and HR nightmare for fleet decision-makers, but ACFO hopes developments to solve th...

2016-06-10

ACFO Calls for action over parking fines on private land to drive efficiency and cut administration

ACFO, the leading UK representative body for fleet decision-makers, is calling on the government to take action to encourage radical modernisation of the inefficient and cumbersome process for administering parki...

2016-06-16

ACFO members urged to nominate the best in fleet in build up to prestigious 2016 Awards

Nominations have opened for members of the UK’s premier fleet decision-maker organisation to recognise the top vehicles, initiatives and suppliers’ products and services in the industry.Furthermore, ACFO is also urging me...

2016-06-21

ACFO looks forward to busy 2016/17 following re-election of Chairman and deputy Chairman

ACFO, the leading UK representative body for fleet decision-makers, is looking forward to a busy 2016/17 programme after appointing John Pryor to serve as chairman for a further 12-month term.   Mr Pryor, fleet...

2016-07-18

ACFO LEADERS DISCUSS WIDE RANGE OF KEY FLEET ISSUES AT MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

Civil servants welcome continuing engagement with fleet managers.ACFO, the UK’s premier fleet decision-maker organisation, has discussed key issues impacting on members at meetings with officials from HM Revenue and Customs...

2016-09-07

ACFO to publish memorandum of understanding to help fleet chiefs and drivers overcome parking fines on private land

ACFO, the leading UK representative body for fleet decision-makers, is to publish a memorandum of understanding to help educate members and their company car and van drivers to avoid parking fines on private land.It is one of...

2016-09-14

Business mobility in the spotlight at ACFO autumn seminar

Fleet decision-makers are increasingly being urged to focus on “business mobility” and the overall cost of journeys and not simply the cost of vehicles.It is against that background that the UK’s premier fleet decision-...

2016-09-23

ACFO warns government of 'unintended consequences' of proposed car salary sacrifice scheme changes

The government has been warned that proposed cash-generating changes to salary sacrifice car schemes will have numerous “unintended consequences” notably hitting its own calls for fleets to operate low-emission vehicle...

2016-10-21

ACFO calls for long-term planning as government seeks to reshape benefit-in-kind tax on ultra-low emission cars

Government should reveal company car benefit-in-kind tax rates on ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) until 2028/29 to enable long-term fleet planning, while also recognising vehicle lifecycles and product availability, acc...

2016-10-21

Green Power to the fore as fleet managers name their 2016 ACFO Award winners

The changing face of fleet management was clearly visible at the prestigious 2016 ACFO Awards with three of the seven awards recognising plug-in cars.Fleet acceptance of United States-headquartered electric vehicle manufac...

2016-11-18

John Pryor, ACFO chairman, comments on the 2016 Autumn Statement

Salary sacrifice “ACFO welcomes the exemption for ultra-low emission vehicles from the proposed new rules and the grandfathering of existing schemes through to April 2021.   “However, many companies and pub...

2016-11-24

ACFO joins global fleet consortium network

ACFO, the UK’s premier fleet decision-makers’ organisation, has joined the new global Fleet Consortium Network to promote operating best practice internationally.The brainchild of the United States-based Automotive Flee...

2017-01-10

ACFO to host fleet industry summit of advisory fuel rates for plug-in cars

ACFO, the UK’s premier fleet decision-makers’ organisation, is to host an industry summit from which its aims to provide HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) with data potentially leading to the publication of Advisory Fuel R...

2017-01-17

ACFO turns the spotlight on 'Big Data' and fleets at Spring Seminar

The connected car and the generation of so-called ‘big data’ is set to change the long-established fleet management model, which is why ACFO is turning the spotlight on the issue at its spring seminar.   ‘...

2017-04-18