NUFAM – Utility Vehicle Fair
Vehicle fleet management
Vehicles, constructional systems for diverse areas of application, as well as software and information management programmes for vehicle fleet management will be presented at the "Kommunalmeile".
The "Treffpunkt Kommunal" is being supported by the partners Automotive Engineering Südwest (AEN), the Commercial Vehicle Cluster, and the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT).
With "Treffpunkt Kommunal" we want to offer a platform on which communal decision makers and contractors for utility vehicles can compare notes on the demand in this sector. The lecture programme addresses innovative topics that can increase efficiency, better ease of operation, and improve safety at work in the communal vehicle fleet service," Britta Wirtz, CEO of The Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress-GmbH explains.
The decree on the assignment of public mandates, Eurocodes, and the EU guideline 2009/33/EG admonishes public deciders not only to consider the acquisition costs while buying a utility vehicle, but also to mind the cost of operation, as well as the CO2 pollution and noxious emissions over the whole life expectancy of the machines. Yet, there are more external influences and regulations that have an effect on the demand for acquisition and the criteria for acceptance.
"Nowadays, the constant changes in the occupational fields through centralisation of areas of responsibility for vehicle users, and new legal requirements, such as the Emission Stickers, have a crucial influence on the standards of any vehicle fleet. Additionally, the financial means of the communes decrease causing the need for new funding concepts," Dieter Grün, vehicle fleet manager at the Stadtwerke Heidelberg Netze GmbH and board member at the Bundesverband Fuhrparkmanagement, emphasises.
The "Treffpunkt Kommunal" is being supported by the partners Automotive Engineering Südwest (AEN), the Commercial Vehicle Cluster, and the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT). In cooperation with the Bundesverband Fuhrparkmanagement, the NUFAM also offers an expert platform, the "Fachtag Fuhrparkmanagement", for vehicle fleet managers and fleet operators.