During 2018, the BVRLA has continued to grow and there are now over 950 organisations in membership, who are collectively responsible for almost 5 million vehicles on UK roads, buy almost half of all new vehicles sold in the UK and purchase 83% of all UK-manufactured vehicles sold to a domestic market each year.
The BVRLA is committed to making the voice of the fleet sector more impactful and will continue to work collaboratively with other trade bodies, media partners and the wider industry to achieve this. To further increase the sector’s influence, the association is forging ahead with expanding its policy, research and communications capabilities as well as strengthening its representation by introducing new membership categories.
Speaking at the BT Industry Fleet Forum earlier this week, BVRLA Director of Policy & Membership, Jay Parmar announced that as of 1 January 2019, Fleet Operators will be eligible to join the BVRLA. This is a move supported by the Managing Director of BT Fleet Solutions, Henry Brace.
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.
“The issues faced by the industry have never been more complex. An ever-changing regulatory environment, fast-paced technological developments and the social, political and economic uncertainties of Brexit all keep policymakers busy. We are working hard, in collaboration with other trade bodies and fleet organisations to ensure that the voice of fleets is heard loud and clear when policymakers are making decisions that affect the industry.”