Conference programme




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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.




Member price

£259.99 + VAT 


Non-member price

£299.99 + VAT 



07 September 2021

British Motor Museum