Taking place at London’s Guildhall, the 2018 Future Fleet Forum and Awards celebrate the “most innovative strategic, safety and sustainability initiatives in the international fleet management sector.”
Public sector fleet and transport managers worldwide are invited to submit case studies in order to receive this prestigious prize. The event judges and awards public sector fleet organizations in three categories:
– Best fleet/road safety initiative
– Most innovative fleet management strategy
– Most sustainable fleet management department
The judging panel was put together to include representatives who combine knowledge and fleet management expertise from both the UK and the US.
Sir Richard Noble, former holder of the land speed record and creator of the Bloodhound Project, which is the world’s most advanced straight-line racing car, will hand out the awards during a lavish ceremony in the Guildhall.
New York City’s Fleet, which is a co-coordinator of the forum and awards program understands the importance of both safety and innovation in today’s fleet management industry. Through a Vision Zero driven safety program in fleet NYC has put in place a citywide system to keep track of collisions, a citywide defensive driving training program, local laws governing sideguards for public and private fleets, and a safe fleet transition plan.
In order to keep track of these key metrics NYC worked with AssetWorks to create a system in FleetFocus to monitor citywide collisions by fleet agency, collisions with injuries, pedestrian injuries and fatalities, collisions by geographic location and collisions with both moving and non-moving objects.
In order to select winners of the Future Fleet Forum Awards, the judging panel will score submissions based on the following criteria: innovation, use of technology, management of staff, public engagement, savings made, improvement of service to public, improvement for internal organization, staff engagement, sustainability and safety.
The winners in each category will receive a two-page write-up on their project in Local Authorities Plant and Vehicles Magazine, Fire and Rescue, a Future Fleet awards statue and the right to display the Future Fleet benchmark on their literature and websites.