Programme Overview


Chair's welcome and introduction

An introduction from the event Chairperson


Transport Manager Calendar - setting the scene

An essential legislative round up and technical update highlighting the main topics on the horizon that you need to be aware of in order to ensure the safety, compliance and efficiency of your organisation.


A View from the Traffic Commissioner

An opportunity for delegates to hear from our keynote speaker, the Traffic Commissioner. How has coronavirus affected compliance in the industry and what have Commissioners done to ensure regulation of the industry has continued.  Learn about Commissioners' priorities for the year ahead and ensure you avoid non-compliance. 


Enforcement updates and findings of FTA's compliance report

FTA will provide an overview of DVSA's enfrocement activities, including their new maintenance investigation process and proposed changes for the future.
Additionally we will be updating delegates on the outcome of FTA's 2020 compliance report.

Urban Restrictions

Following lobbying by FTA during the COVID-19 crisis, the start dates for Clean Air Zones and the London Direct Vision Standard have been delayed. Find out the latest plans and timetables and how to comply.


Reality Check - HGV Platooning

Will we have driverless trucks? Is platooning going to help efficiencies in the logistics sector? Will technology improve safety in the road transport sector? We investigate what is going on with HGV platooning and autonomous vehicles.


Load Security and People Smuggling

Ensuring loads and load compartment are safe and secure, for TM's this could be a worry - do your drivers understand their responsibilities? 


Lessons learnt from COVID-19

Coronavirus brought the coutry to a standstill, but the logistics industry kept on delivering.  How did the industry cope? What did we learn for the future, and how might the industry change as a result? 


Practical preparations for Brexit


Reality Check - Driver's Hours

Changes to EU drivers hours rules will come into force after the summer.  What are the new rules and... remind me the old rules? 


Chair's Close