The City of London
The City of London Corporation is a uniquely diverse organisation. It supports and promotes London as the world’s leading international financial and business centre and attracts new business to the capital and the whole UK. It works in partnership with local communities to increase skills, employment and opportunities for all Londoners, through a range of education and training provision and through the City Bridge Trust, which donates more than £20m to charity annually. It also enhances the capital as a hub of culture, history and green spaces for Londoners – residents, workers, and visitors - with its Barbican Centre, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Guildhall Library and Art Gallery, London Metropolitan Archives and 11,000 acres of open spaces (including Hampstead Heath and Epping Forest). It also looks after five Thames bridges (including Tower Bridge and the Millennium Bridge), the Central Criminal Court at Old Bailey, three wholesale food markets, is London’s Port Health Authority and runs the Animal Reception Centre at Heathrow.
The City of Montreal
The City of Montreal, through rolling stock and workshops, manages one of the largest municipal fleets in Canada with nearly 7,600 vehicles and 400 maintenance and repair employees. In addition to the borough vehicles and other services, the rolling stock department manages the acquisitions and preventive maintenance of nearly 2,000 vehicles assigned to public safety (police and fire service vehicles). With its electrification and transportation strategy, and more specifically its 3rd Green rolling stock policy 2016-2020, the City of Montreal is, since 2017, the first city in Canada for the importance of its fleet of 100% electric vehicles. The City of Montreal is also the first city in Canada to have a budget envelope specifically dedicated to the acquisition and testing of 100% electric prototypes. Among other things, it implemented an unprecedented inter-municipal vehicle loan initiative in North America, culminating in 2019 with the loan of 3 100% electric vaccums cleaner carts to New York City. This type of initiative highlights the expertise of the electrification sector in Quebec and offers an exceptional showcase for companies in the Montreal and Quebec regions.
The City of New York - Fleet
NYC Fleet manages the largest municipal fleet in the United States, with over 30,000 units including police, fire, sanitation, transportation, parks, environmental protection, correction, and fifty total fleet operating agencies. NYC Fleet is implementing Mayor de Blasio’s NYC Clean Fleet and Vision Zero initiatives for sustainability and safety. Fleet also implements shared servicing and procurement across agencies, emergency preparedness for fleet and fuel, and daily fleet operations involving 2,000 fulltime fleet staff, 80,000 fleet operators, over 100 garage locations, and 420 fuel sites. NYC partners with a wide variety of public, non-profit, and private organizations to promote best practices in fleet locally and more broadly. Our most exciting partnership is with our local public automotive high schools where we provide paid internships, training and other support. Fleet hosts two major events each year, a fleet show in May and a safety forum in November.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in the UK is the membership organisation for professionals involved in the movement of goods and people and their associated supply chains.
Established in 1919, The Institute is a registered charity and part of the CILT international family with 33,000 members in countries across the world.
CILT’s mission is to add value to individual and corporate members by enhancing their knowledge, careers, and businesses by setting, supporting and delivering professional standards and education whilst promoting logistics, transport and their associated supply chains to society as a whole.
Members enjoy unrivalled Connection opportunities, a Professional Voice, Professional Recognition and Personal Development
LAPV (Local Authority Plant and Vehicles) is the only UK information source purely dedicated to local authority vehicles and affiliated plant equipment. Appearing four times a year, it offers well-researched technical articles on the latest equipment/technology as well as in-depth interviews with key industry professionals.
The City of London Police
The City of London Police fleet consists of approximately 96 vehicles all of which will operate within the new Ultra Low Emissions Zone coming into force in London from April 2019. We also form part of the National Association of Police Fleet Managers (NAPFM) which includes Fleet Manager’s membership from all UK police forces and a combined fleet size of over 43,000 vehicles. NAPFM was established as a core enabler to effective operational policing and it has provided a structured forum to share and develop leading practice. The NAPFM hold bi-annual conferences and host an annual emergency services exhibition. The Association have sub-committees in areas covering Procurement, Technical and Benchmarking delivering efficiencies and cashable savings through supporting the Collaborative Law Enforcement Procurement (CLEP) programme. CLEP focus on delivering collaborative procurement savings across a number of spend categories through standardisation, aggregation and collaborative management of contracts and suppliers.
The Society promotes safe, efficient and environmentally sustainable operations engineering, through the support of best practice and health and safety initiatives, a commitment to the professional development of members and by influencing legislation.
SOE is a professional membership organisation representing around 16,000 individuals and organisations. Through its professional sectors of IRTE, SOE directly influences the road transport sector, developing high standards and improving compliance across the board.
Having pioneered the industry standard irtec licensing scheme for technicians, and Workshop Accreditation, an independent audit of commercial vehicle workshops, IRTE remains an influential voice in the road transport sector, emphasising safety in a professional working environment.
Whether you are an apprentice in your first HGV maintenance role, or a senior engineer responsible for the complex connected plant in an industry 4.0 ready factory, SOE supports career progression for as far as you want to go. We offer a CPD library, industry leading publications, mentoring, and a range of professional qualifications.