ACFO is the UK’s premier representative organisation for fleet decision-makers in charge of cars and light commercial vehicles. The organisation exists to help fleet decision-makers improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their business travel operation. Established more than 40 years ago, ACFO’s membership includes most of Britain’s major fleets as well as those drawn from the SME sector.
Additionally, affiliated organisations include motor manufacturers and a wide range of companies drawn from the supplier network including contract hire and leasing companies, fleet management organisations, fast-fit providers and specialists in the accident management, roadside breakdown and recovery, automotive glazing, daily rental and re-marketing sectors.
The fragmented management of fleet responsibility within organisations in the 21st century means that ACFO membership is drawn from a wide cross-section of professional sectors including fleet and transport managers as well as procurement, HR and finance managers and directors. Indeed, knowledge sharing among the membership is one of ACFO’s major strengths.
What’s more, ACFO works closely with the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association, the Freight Transport Association, the Institute of Travel and Meetings and fleet manager training body, the Institute of Car Fleet Management.
ACFO is a volunteer-led organisation that exists to help fleet decision-makers deal with key issues impacting on the operating efficiency and effectiveness of their vehicle operations - both company-owned and ‘grey fleet’ vehicles.
To that end, ACFO operates nationally through a six-strong board of directors and regionally through a network of groups where members and guests can network and learn from each other.
Nationally, ACFO is regularly asked - both formally and informally to provide member views on a range of issues to Government ministers and officials - notably with the practical implementation of policies and possible changes in tax and legislation.
Consequently, ACFO enjoys close links with a number of Government departments including HM Treasury, HM Revenue and Customs, Department of Transport and the DVLA.