Dec
22
2014

Updates: December 2014

With 2015 just around the corner, we are pleased to share some updates about several initiatives that began to take shape this year.

Tools

Benchmarking tool available for members

Benchmarking an organisation’s performance against other industry players is a key benefit of membership with Fleet Forum. Once a year, Fleet Forum gathers quantitative and qualitative data from your organization through a fleet management self-assessment.

The Fleet Forum Benchmark Tool links a set of KPIs and ratios to qualitative standards. The scores of your organisation will be compared to other organisations in order to understand your fleet’s performance in relation to the industry standard. You will also see how your organisation’s qualitative standards stack up against fleet management KPIs. The results of this benchmarking assessment can serve as a basis to develop improvement plans and adapt specific best practices.

The Fleet Forum Benchmark Tool will be ready for launch in January 2015.

Membership

First committed Fleet Forum members

Fleet Forum is pleased to have received positive responses to our membership invitation. Among the first committed members under our new Membership model are World Vision, UNHCR, WFP, Catholic Relief Services, ICRC, Nissan, AMP Terminals, TNT and UPS.

Fleet Forum invites all of its supporters to become an official member of Fleet Forum. Under our new membership model, we will continue providing support targeted to the aid and development and commercial transport sectors in low- and middle-income countries. We will also continue to focus on three core areas: Efficient and effective humanitarian action; increased fleet and road safety; and improved environmental impact. Memberships are effective as of 1 January 2015.

Becoming a member is easy. Just complete the online application form. Read about the benefits of membership on our website.

 

Events

2015 Events: Fleet Excellence Training

Since the introduction of our Fleet Excellence Training in mid-2013, Fleet Forum has conducted 21 training weeks in 15 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America. Most of the participants (98%) strongly agreed that the training provided them with sufficient knowledge and skills to begin improving Fleet Management in their own organisation.

Given the success of the training, we will continue to offer more sessions next year. In 2015, the following Fleet Excellence Training is now scheduled:
Senegal: March 2015
Philippines: April 2015
Cambodia: May 2015
Jordan: September 2015
Guatemala: October 2015
Zambia: November 2015
Kenya: December 2015

Registration for these training sessions will be available in January 2015.

Resources

Driving safety tips from Shell

As the holiday season approaches, it’s important to remember that driving requires skill and concentration at all times. Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol impairs judgement and increases the risk of accidents. Find out how drink and drugs affect your driving ability and what you can do to ensure that you stay safe on the road. Read more.