AFMA Fleet Fo­rum

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The AFMA (Aus­tralasian Fleet Man­agers As­so­ci­a­tion) Fo­rum held in Oc­to­ber had two in­ter­est­ing speak­ers. Caroline Perry from BRAKE spoke on fleet safety and how fleets should be look­ing to go be­yond mere com­pli­ance. New Zealand has a poor in­ter­na­tional road safety record with 8.5 deaths per 100,000 peo­ple vs Swe­den and UK at 2.7 per an­num. The so­cial cost of road ac­ci­dents is put at $3.9 mil­lion a year. Busi­nesses should look to de­velop a busi­ness case for fleet safety as part of their Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity (CSR) pol­icy. Caroline rec­om­mended the web­site www. fleet­safe­ty­bench­mark­ing. net as a great re­source for com­pa­nies who want to im­prove their fleet’s safety. Steve Bow­den from event spon­sor Tele­trac Nav­man, in­tro­duced the next speaker, Ja­son Stapp from the New Zealand Rac­ing Board. Tele­trac Nav­man cur­rently track 135,000 as­sets in Aus­tralia and New Zealand and users re­port a 20 per­cent re­duc­tion in road in­ci­dents af­ter im­ple­men­ta­tion. Ja­son Stapp spoke of the NZRB’S ex­pe­ri­ence im­ple­ment­ing Tele­trac Nav­man track­ing. Presently the board has 1100 staff and a fleet of 125 ve­hi­cles. Since im­ple­ment­ing the track­ing sys­tem, the Bboard has seen re­duced over­speed in­ci­dents (de­fined as over 108 km/h) by over 90 per­cent, and al­most erad­i­cated over 120 km/h in­ci­dents. Ve­hi­cle da­m­age costs have fallen by 70 per­cent and in­fringe­ments by 94 per­cent whilst av­er­age fuel con­sump­tion has fallen by 50 per­cent - some of this is due to changes in the ve­hi­cles mak­ing up the fleet but most is due to speed re­duc­tion and bet­ter mon­i­tor­ing of fuel use mea­sured against dis­tance.

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