Traffic commissioner keynote speaker at Logistics UK fleet engineer

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Kevin Rooney, the Traffic Commissioner for the West of England, will be sharing his unique insight into how transport operators can avoid making common mistakes in the maintenance of modern fleets at Logistics UK’s 2021 Fleet Engineer Conference, taking place at the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire on 7 September 2021.

At the industry leading conference, Mr Rooney will be explaining the challenges of maintaining highly technical and alternatively fuelled vehicles effectively and sharing case studies of practices operators have put in place to ensure their modern fleets are well maintained. He comments:

“Fit and serviceable: that is what you are told your vehicles and trailers must be. But what does that mean in practice today? It could be more than the basics and include modern technology – cameras might be just as important as a clear windscreen. Not just that, either – it is important to meet any regional requirements too. This conference is focused on continuous improvement which is key to the maintenance process and that is why I am very happy to support it on behalf of all Traffic Commissioners.”

The conference will provide delegates with an opportunity to hear about the very latest developments in commercial vehicle technology, future vehicle design, maintenance legislation changes, and best practice advice from leading names from across the sector, including senior representatives from Volvo, Renault, BPW, Siemens Mobility and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). The event is sponsored by VARTA Batteries, UK Recovery (AA), TotalKare and Tip Europe.

Phil Lloyd, Head of Engineering Policy at Logistics UK, comments: “I am delighted Kevin Rooney, the Traffic Commissioner for the West of England, will be joining us at Fleet Engineer 2021 to share his considerations on how to ensure vehicles and trailers are inspected properly and that technological safety features are being maintained effectively. As vehicle and trailer technology continues to evolve at a rapid rate, keeping maintenance and inspection programmes aligned with this change is becoming increasingly challenging for commercial vehicle workshops and their engineers. Fleet Engineer is an essential event for anyone responsible for maintenance of fleets.”

To book your place, priced at £259.99 + VAT for Logistics UK members and £299.99 + VAT for non-members, please visit logistics.org.uk/fleet-engineer.

Logistics UK is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With COVID-19, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods. For more information about the organisation and its work, including its ground-breaking research into the impacts of COVID-19 on the whole supply chain, please visit logistics.org.uk

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