Traffic Commissioner to headline Fleet Engineer Conference 2020

Monday 19 October 2020

Traffic Commissioner for the West of England, Kevin Rooney, will be giving his views on maintaining compliance in today’s technological world at Logistics UK’s popular Fleet Engineer Conference, which is back due to popular demand on 21 October 2020. Mr Rooney will be explaining the obligations placed on operators when undertaking safety inspections on their vehicles and trailers to ensure that they are inspected properly and that technological safety features are being maintained effectively. 

Delivered on a cutting edge, immersive conference and networking platform, speakers at the Fleet Engineer Conference also include Dave Wood, the Enforcement Policy Manager of the Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), who will be providing an overview of the agency’s plans to maintain an effective MOT testing service and its recent changes to roadside encounters and maintenance investigation. Sponsored by Brigade Electronics, Clarios, Continental Tyres, DAF Trucks, Mobil Delvac, Logistics UK Recovery and Schmitz Cargobull, the event will be ideal for those with responsibility for specifying commercial vehicles, ensuring roadworthiness, compliance and maintaining vehicles.  

Phil Lloyd, Head of Engineering Policy at Logistics UK, comments: “As technology continues to evolve at such a rapid rate, maintaining and inspecting vehicles and trailers is becoming increasingly challenging for commercial vehicle engineers. I am thrilled Kevin Rooney, the Traffic Commissioner for the West of England, will be sharing with the audience his expectations of engineers in terms of safety inspections, as well as his insight on how to ensure vehicles and trailers are inspected properly and that technological safety features are being maintained effectively.”

Fleet Engineer Conference will also offer delegates the opportunity to engage with leading logistics industry suppliers online in the Exhibition Hall. Visitors will be able to download brochures, thought leadership content and whitepapers showcasing the latest technical innovations; they are also free to ask exhibitors questions via text or video chat. 
Tickets are available to purchase for £199.00 + VAT. For more information, or to book your place, visit or call 03717 11 22 22*. 

Logistics UK (formerly FTA) is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With COVID-19, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods. 

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