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Round-Up: Drivers guide, new CBVC fleet boss, BVRLA extends membership offering

Fleet Europe launches drivers’ guide


Vehicle management company Fleet Europe has launched a microsite aimed at company car and van drivers.

The new website – Drivehub – aims to provide advice to drivers while also providing tips on maintaining their vehicles.

Support offered includes booking a service or tyre change through to advice about travelling abroad and what to do in the event of an accident.

Carlos Montero, chief commercial officer at Fleet Europe, said: “We are continuously looking to enhance the customer service experience for fleet operators and their company vehicle drivers. The launch of our new drivehub microsite will help to ensure drivers have instant access to useful resources and support information while they are on the move.”

Southerton named as new CBVC fleet chief


Fleet management company CBVC has appointed Elliot Southerton as new fleet manager.

He joins the brand from Interserve where over three years he rose to the position of group fleet operations Manager managing a fleet of over 4,500 cars, LCVs, HGVs and specialised vehicles.

He said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a business that is at the forefront of the industry implementing the latest in fleet technology and strategy. Part of the difficulty of large corporate conglomerates is the many hoops you’re required to jump through to implement even the smallest of changes, not something that is a problem by utilising the outsourced fleet management solution offered by CBVC.”

BVRLA expands membership offering

The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association has announce that from next year fleet operators will be able to join the organisation as it aims to expand its remit and influence.

Currently open to leasing and rental companies, the BVRLA said it is aiming to “strengthen its representation by introducing new membership categories.”

BVRLA chief executive Gerry Keaney, said: “The BVRLA has been representing the fleet sector for over 50 years and our members, with the support of the board, agree that it is a natural organic evolution to invite fleet operators to join the BVRLA family. By representing car, van and truck fleet operators, we are in a unique position to strengthen our industry representation, provide deeper industry insights and be a louder voice of influence when protecting the interests of the fleet sector.