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Logistics UK presents manifesto policy asks at Road Transport Expo 2024


The Road Transport Expo (RTX) took place this week 4-6 June at NAEC Stoneleigh and Logistics UK's Michelle Gardner was one of the key speakers invited to address the conference.

RTX is a free-to-attend event for anyone involved with the running of an HGV fleet. It provides the opportunity to meet more than 200 suppliers in one vast venue.

A selection of vehicles from the leading manufacturers were available for supervised demonstration drives - from Euro-6 diesel models through to battery-electric and biogas. Visitors were also able to attend informative sessions at the show’s Knowledge Zone covering key topics such as vehicle compliance, technology innovation and fleet decarbonisation.

Logistics UK’s Deputy Director - Policy, Michelle Gardner made an address at the event and said: “It was great to speak at RTX on a panel chaired by Motor Transport editor Steve Hobson, alongside Chris Ashley, Policy Lead – Environment and Vehicles at the RHA .

"Given the sudden announcement of the General Election, the panel explored our manifesto policy asks and the importance of the logistics sector being recognised by the future government and the supportive policies that are needed to ensure the industry is as productive and as efficient as possible. Other questions centred around road compliance topics such as DVS and the transition to net zero for the sector.

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Logistics UK's Head of Compliance, Martin Candish and Deputy Director - Policy, Michelle Gardner at RTX, 7 June 2024

"It was great to see and talk to so many of our members and catch-up with stakeholders in person, as well as seeing the range of vehicles being showcased, alongside new and innovative vehicle technologies.

"I also had the pleasure of chairing a Logistics UK ‘safety and security in road transport’ session held in conjunction with RTX in the afternoon. This included an important run-through on load security from Logistics UK’s Head of Compliance, Martin Candish.

"Other topics covered included national cargo theft by Mike Dawber at the National Vehicle Intelligence Service, cyber security in logistics by Sachin Bhatt at CyXcel and road safety and incident prevention by Mark Cartwright at National Highways.

"All in all, it was a great event to attend and be part of to hear the important discussions during the seminar sessions and to meet familiar and new faces."

Published On: 05/06/2024 15:05:00

 

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