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The ACFO (The premier Organisation for Fleet Operators) will be holding a 'master class' designed to help reduce the number of unfit vans being driven on UK roads.

The seminar will be called "A Van for all Reasons" and is being held to help ensure that vehicles adhere to best practice and compliance. There are around 3.6 million vans on UK roads according to data from the Department of Transport, however figures published by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) reveal that around half of large vans are failing their MOT at first submission - suggesting that many vehicles are unfit for being used on the road.

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John Pryor ACFO chairman has commented, "Many of our members are predominantly car fleet operators, but also have a small number of vans."

"However, even if in charge of a large van fleet, there will be something to learn from a speaker line-up delivering a master class on operating best practice from vehicle selection and fitting out through in-life management and, critically, embracing legislative compliance."

Pryor also added, "The seminar will provide expert advice and information on everything a fleet operator needs to know when running vans."

Hosted by Mercedes-Benz and supported by in-vehicle equipment manufacturer and supplier Bott Group as well as vehicle leasing and fleet management company Lex Autolease, the event will take place at the De Vere Harben conference centre in Newport Pagnell and will be running from 9.30am until 2.45pm on Thursday 5th May.

For more information on the event visit the ACFO event page for 'ACFO Spring Seminar 2016 - A Van for all Reasons'

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