Fleet Engineer

Online Event | 21 October 2020 | Recordings Available

Fleet Engineer conference is back for 2020!




Logistics UK’s popular practical event, which offered help and advice to enable engineers to better manage their fleet for the next year and beyond. The key focus of this year’s virtual event was inspecting and maintaining vehicles and trailers in an era of technology.

Our strong programme of speakers will give a well-rounded view from manufacturers, industry experts and government, along with the chance to network with like-minded professionals within the industry.

Recordings Available


Phil Lloyd, Logistics UK’s Head of Engineering Policy:


"With the technologic developments of vehicles and trailers coming thick and fast these days, it can be challenging to keep ahead of the game. And when you do, it’s sometimes so easy to get fixated on the latest gizmo, that the basics can get overlooked. This year’s Fleet Engineer conference is focusing on maintaining the basics, whilst keeping an eye of the future."




Fleet Engineer has gone virtual! 



Using the leader digital platform Vfairs, Fleet Engineer will still deliver top content from leading industry experts. You’ll be able to see and hear top industry speakers bring you the latest updates. Just like a physical conference, there will be plenty of delegate interaction with the ability to ask our speakers some questions via live Q&A sessions. 

There will be a virtual exhibition hall where you will find representatives from leading logistics industry suppliers. They’ll be ready to have conversations with you via text or video chat.  While at one of our sponsors’ stands you can also download brochures, thought leadership content and whitepapers showcasing the latest technical innovations. These can be found in your swag bag – which is essentially your virtual delegate bag.


Programme Highlights


Keynote sessionMaintaining compliance and keeping up to date with Technology - a Traffic Commissioners view. 

Hear from the Traffic Commissioner who will share his views on what he see as the Operators obligations when undertaking safety inspections.

Panel session 1: Trailer technology – what’s already embedded, what’s to come and how you maintain them?

Panel session 2Vehicle technology and future propulsion – an insight into the latest developments in truck technology and what’s good practice in maintaining a modern truck.

Panel session 3: Future propulsions, the steppingstones to Zero emission.  Want to ween yourself of Diesel, what’s the alternative?

Panel session 4: Torque and traction – keeping the wheels tight and the tyres safe.

Keynote session: Drivers and Vehicles Standards Agency (DVSA). MOT Testing and Enforcement – plans for the future

DVSA will provide an overview of their plans to maintain an effective MOT testing service.  They will also be explaining the recent change to roadside encounters and maintenance investigation and how these will affect your OCRS. 


View the full event programme here.


Key Speakers


Kevin Rooney, Traffic Commissioner for the West of England

Kevin Rooney joined the Department for Transport to develop vehicle safety policy before moving to the Transport Research Laboratory and then to the Vehicle Certification Agency.
Kevin worked at the Vehicle Inspectorate and Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA), managing the introduction of the first MOT emission tests, diesel smoke tests and led the programme to upgrade VOSA’s enforcement processes. He has also worked as a road safety consultant to new EU member states and neighbouring countries and set up an EU project to agree minimum training levels for control officers.
Kevin was a founder Director of the Confederation of Organisations in Road Transport Enforcement which has members from over 30 countries.


David Wood - Enforcement Policy Manager, DVSA 

David had a motor vehicle engineering and training background before joining DVSA, formally the Vehicle Inspectorate (VOSA) in 2001, as an enforcement vehicle examiner. He progressed to Senior Vehicle Examiner, which involved managing a team of enforcement examiners for over 10 years covering Staffordshire, Shropshire & the West Midlands areas. In 2013, David joined the DVSA enforcement policy team as the roadworthiness enforcement policy manager. 


view full list of speakers here



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Great insight from the Traffic Commissioner

A great overview providing interesting insights. A great way to see where the industry is moving to.