23 episodes

Matt Eisenegger interviews leading figures in the commercial vehicles sector. Matt and his guests discuss current issues, future issues, future technologies, and where the industry seems to be going in the short, medium, and long term.

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Matt Eisenegger interviews leading figures in the commercial vehicles sector. Matt and his guests discuss current issues, future issues, future technologies, and where the industry seems to be going in the short, medium, and long term.

    CV Focus episode 23 - Graham Holder

    CV Focus episode 23 - Graham Holder

    Graham Holder, Head of Compliance and Certification at FORS, joins our host for this week’s episode on compliance in the fleet operations industry. A membership scheme designed to support best practice within the industry, giving fleet operators accreditation which demonstrates their quality assurance to clients and customers, FORS gives peace of mind to every operator and creates a centralised criteria for operations. 

    In this episode Graham discusses the benefit of joining FORS for vehicle operators and managers across the industry, and how fleet operators can get involved to support road safety, industry efficiency, and optimised operations. 

    • 33 min
    CV Focus episode 22 - Andrew Scott

    CV Focus episode 22 - Andrew Scott

    Where is the world with Electric Mobility? Here Andrew Scott, Head of Electromobility at Renault Trucks UK gives his take on the progress with vehicles in the commercial vehicle sector. Andrew thinks that the tipping point for take up on zero emission vans is coming and the demand for trucks won’t be far behind. The current supply and demand issues across the sector means that there is a great choice already on offer to fleet operators. With a full range of vehicles from 3.1 tonnes to 26 tonnes for 100% electric, the Renault Trucks UK team have plenty for operators to consider…

    • 40 min
    CV Focus episode 21 - Chris Chandler

    CV Focus episode 21 - Chris Chandler

    In this episode of CV Focus, our host talks all things EV with Chris Chandler, who is Principal Consultant at Lex Autolease. 

    A key focus for Chris is sustainability and he has been a major influence in gaining greater market acceptance and take-up of EVs across the UK. In fact, he’s been in GreenFleet’s '100 Most Influential People in Fleet’ for the last four years running. Throughout the episode, the discussion revolves around the journey from traditional fuel to EV both for private and commercial users. 

    Chris introduces business owners to the top tips for embracing EVs, before talking about operational considerations and how to ensure that every business can transition sustainably and efficiently.

    • 39 min
    CV Focus episode 20 - Simon Turner

    CV Focus episode 20 - Simon Turner

    Are people at the centre of your business? Have you ever thought about the drivers behind the wheels of your business vehicles? 




    In this episode, Simon Turner joins Matt behind the mic - bringing to the table his experience with the organisation ‘Driving for Better Business’, an initiative created by National Highways which offers a free service to help businesses nurture the talent and value they hold in their drivers and vehicles. 




    Simon talks about the ‘Driving for Better Business’ government-backed awareness program, which engages with businesspeople using business language to communicate the benefits of managing their drivers and vehicles more safely and effectively.




    Understanding the value of better drivers, driving better vehicles, leading to better business, is at the heart of this episode. 

    • 35 min
    CV Focus episode 19 - Kieran Smith

    CV Focus episode 19 - Kieran Smith

    Getting to the bottom of the driver shortage




    If you only select one podcast episode this year, then this is the one you must to listen to.




    In a powerful analysis, Kieran Smith, CEO of Driver Require, explains why the current HGV driver shortage has happened, why no-one saw it coming and what should be done to solve it.




    He describes the current situation like “trying to grab onto a train passing through the platform – it’s just ripped our arms off.”




    Kieran heads an influential think-tank comprising key people from the e-commerce, grocery, pallet, training, fleet, trade body and statistical analysis sectors, that has produced a comprehensive, thoughtful, detailed report setting out everything you ever needed to know about HGV drivers..




    Host Matt Eisenegger asks Kieran: “Have we been carried away on the news hype?”




    In the most comprehensive, accurate, compelling and fully-validated study of the UK HGV driver market ever produced, the think-tank uses original research and hard facts.




    It also debunks the distorted views and numbers bandied around over the past weeks and months – such as the impact of Brexit and EU drivers – to uncover the real truth.




    The results are truly surprising. Kieran then sets out the root of the current problem and why no-one saw it coming.




    And, the think-tank sets out the short, medium and long-term measures that the industry and government need to take to address the situation - which also draws on best-practice from the EU.




    https://driverrequire.co.uk/resources/the-answer-to-the-uks-hgv-driver-shortage-updated

    • 45 min
    CV Focus episode 18 - Mike Strahlman

    CV Focus episode 18 - Mike Strahlman

    Breaking down barriers




    There's a growing range of electric vans now available, but one of the hurdles is what you do when you want to charge your van, particularly as so many employees take their vans home, but around 80% don’t have a driveway in which to charge it.




    That's all about to change, as JustPark is introducing a new charging solution, enable businesses to accelerate their transition to electric vehicles.





    JustPark will identify a suitable location to install a private charger within five minutes’ walk of a fleet driver’s home, allowing them to charge overnight without a home charger.




    In this week’s CV Focus, JustPark Director of EV, Mike Strahlman, explains all.

    • 33 min

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