Opening session: Welcome and introduction to morning sessions
Phil Lloyd, Head of Engineering Policy, Logistics UK
Keynote session: When maintenance fails to keep pace with technology – Traffic Commissioner experience at Public Inquiries.
Kevin Rooney, Traffic Commissioner for the West of England
The Traffic Commissioner will present his experiences of failings in maintenance where operators have failed to introduce working practices that are aligned to the technological developments in the vehicle they now run. The traffic Commissioner will also share with us some of the new practices’ operators have put in place to improve their maintenance regimes.
Panel Session 1: Trailer maintenance – what’s changed and how to keep them safely maintained?
Dave Etty, Technical Engineer - BPW Limited
Roy Thomas, Maintenance Leader - TIP Trailer Services UK
Ian Edmondson, Marketing Manager UK & Ireland - TIP Trailer Services UK
This session will provide delegates with an overview of developing technologies, find out what needs to be put in place to maintain them and how the industry’s maintenance regime compares to the manufacturers expectation.
Panel session 2: Trucks - Hear from the manufacturers.
Speakers to be announced soon
What potential changes are we likely to see in vehicle design over the next decade, and how will these changes impact on the workshop? This session will put these questions to the manufactureres.
Panel session 4: Maintaining compliance
Phil Lloyd, Head of Engineering Policy - Logistics UK
Plus more to be announced
With alternative fuelled vehicles becoming the norm, we shall look at what considerations need to be given to staff and facilities for their preparation. Additionally, Logistics UK aim to fill any void in training, so what’s available?
Panel session 5: Zero emissions – delivering the future for heavy haulage
Gerrit Stumpe, Business Developer eHighway - Siemens Mobility
Plus more to be announced.
With the UK hosting COP 26 this year, the government is wanting to be bold in its approach to cleaner air, this will inevitably lead to a quicker migration to zero emissions. But unlike cars, electrification of the entire HGV fleet is more challenging, so this session will outline some alternative fuel options.
Panel session 6: New technology
Andrew Walker, National Technical & Warranty Manger - Renault Trucks UK and Ireland
John Roberts, Area Sales Representative - TEXA UK Ltd
In this session we will look at developments in maintenance systems that are aligned at keeping modern vehicle safe to use on our roads.