Let Logistics UK's Transport Manager events ease the legislative load

Tuesday 21 May 2024

Transport managers need to keep abreast of a wealth of legislation covering the logistics industry to remain compliant. In fact, business group Logistics UK estimates that those working in such a critical role in the supply chain need to keep up to date with more than 70 pieces of individual legislation covering the operation and maintenance of vehicles: regular updates and small changes can mean that the actual amount of work required is significantly higher. 

To help ease the burden, and ensure that the nation’s transport managers can stay up to date with the latest compliance and legislation changes, Logistics UK is once again holding its highly rated Transport Manager conferences this autumn, which are sponsored by Brigade Electronics. The conference series, now in its 24th year, will return from September with live events at 10 venues around the UK as well as a virtual event.  

The conferences, which attracted a record number of over 1,800 delegates last year, offer transport managers the opportunity to hear from a variety of expert speakers, including the Traffic Commissioners, and provide all the latest information and guidance on industry legislation and other issues affecting their work, to ensure their fleets remain compliant and can operate safely.  

In a packed one-day schedule, as well as a compliance update and Transport Manager calendar, this year’s programme will include sessions on:

  • A view from the Traffic Commissioner 
  • GSR and ADAS systems 
  • The legal responsibilities of a transport manager 
  • The revision of the Transport Manager CPC syllabus 
  • Autonomous vehicles 
  • Driver focus 
  • Dealing with fatal incidents and collision investigation by the Metropolitan Police 

Advisors from Logistics UK’s Member Advice Centre will also be on hand throughout the day to advise on legislation and compliance issues.    

Kevin Green, Logistics UK’s Director of Policy and Communications, said: “We are thrilled to be preparing for our 24th Transport Manager series this autumn. These events play an important part in the transport calendar, supported as they are by so many transport managers and our impressive line-up of speakers and sponsors. 

“Keeping up to date on compliance changes and staying informed on developments in the industry are vital for transport managers so they can perform their role adequately. It’s also worth remembering that attending a Transport Manager event counts towards continuous professional development (CPD) requirements. With a packed schedule of top-quality speakers, we’re looking forward to another highly successful Transport Manager series this year and the advice is to book early to ensure your place as events are sure to fill up quickly.”    

The price to attend for Logistics UK members is £345 plus VAT for the first delegate and £325 plus VAT for subsequent delegates; for non-Logistics UK members the cost is £445 plus VAT for the first delegate and £425 plus VAT for subsequent delegates.    

Transport Manager will be touring the UK from September to December 2024:   

  • Wednesday 18 September - Haynes Motor Museum, Yeovil 
  • Thursday 26 September - Slaley Hall, Newcastle 
  • Tuesday 1 October - Doncaster Racecourse, Doncaster 
  • Thursday 3 October - Culloden Hotel and Spa, Belfast 
  • Tuesday 8 October - AJ Bell Stadium, Manchester 
  • Wednesday 6 November - Holiday Inn Peterborough West, Peterborough 
  • Thursday 14 November - Renaissance Hotel Heathrow, London 
  • Thursday 21 November - All Nations Centre, Cardiff 
  • Thursday 28 November - Macdonald Inchyra, Falkirk 
  • Friday 29 November - Virtual 
  • Tuesday 3 December - National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham   

Transport Manager is also supported by bronze sponsors BP, r2c, Weightmans, WTW and a plethora of regional exhibitors. For further information, or to book a place, please visit: https://logistics.org.uk/transport-manager