PHH Arval symposium showcases fleet experts, ride and drive

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PHH Arval, a provider of fleet management services in Canada and the United States, hosted the 2011 Fleet Management Symposium and Ride and Drive event on June 30 in Milton, Ontario. Attendees test-drove some of the industry’s newest vehicles, including 2012 model year previews. Clients also were able to see a variety of medium- and heavy-duty trucks configured for various fleet purposes.

“We are always pleased when we can provide value to our clients through hands-on demonstrations and industry-leading insights,” says Jim Halliday, president of PHH Canada. “The interactive nature of both the Fleet Management Symposium and Outdoor Fleet Fair, which includes the Ride and Drive, supplier exhibits, vehicle demonstrations and other activities, has proven to be invaluable in the decision-making process.”

The symposium on fleet management featured a keynote speech by Benjamin Tal, managing director and deputy chief economist for CIBC World Markets Inc., who shared his insights on economic developments and their implications for the fleet industry. Additionally, a panel discussion took place around the topic of reducing cost and risk in a fleet, and fuel and used vehicle updates also were presented by PHH experts.

Following the symposium, as part of the Outdoor Fleet Fair, the Center for Transportation Safety, a PHH company, provided hands-on demonstrations of its driver training capabilities, including simulator, skid vehicle and evasive maneuver training exercises.