Belfast Programme Overview



Timings to be confirmed


Chair's welcome and introduction



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 Head of the Transport Regulation Unit

Get the latest updates from the Transport Regulation Unit including statistics for the year, an update on what they’ve been doing (including communication strategy), and lessons learned from the public inquiries held since November.



Mobility Package



Update from the DVA

Hear from: 

Jeremy Logan, Interim Chief Executive of the Driver & Vehicle Agency in Northern Ireland

Pat Delaney, Operations Director, Driver & vehicle testing, Driver & Vehicle Agency in Northern Ireland

Mike Beare, Future developments, Driver & Vehicle Agency in Northern Ireland

Stephen Spratt – Enforcement, Driver & Vehicle Agency in Northern Ireland



Logistics UK complaince update

Amendments to standards, enforcement of new laws, familiar problems that still need attention and new ones on the horizon such as advanced driver assistance systems, Logistics UK’s compliance team helps you to focus on keeping your fleet safe and compliant. 



Compliance sprint - Red Diesel 



Prepare for the worst

We hope it never happens, but receiving that call that one of your drivers has been invovled in a fatality is a Transport Manager’s nightmare.  There are steps you can take to make sure you are best prepared for the worst eventuality. 



Bridgestone: Sustainable Society

Bridgestone shares ideas on how the UK transport industry can make strides to becoming more sustainable and cost effective businesses.



Welcome back and prize draw 


Traffic Commissioner Hearings - You decide

Revoke, curtail, or just a slap on the wrist? The Trafic Commissioners make decisions at public inquiries and driver conduct hearings which balance the need for road safety with the economic impact on people and businesses. If you were in the TC's chair what would you decide?



From Low to Zero Emission: End of sale of new diesel HGVs and future options

When is Government ending the sale of new Diesel HGVs and what comes next? There are a number of competing visions for which alternative fuels will best suit HGVs in the future, whether electric, hydrogen, biofuel, or a mixed future including all three used in different applications. This session will show the state of development of the alternative options, whether we are beginning to see clarity emerging on which might be supported by the government, and what support there is for operators looking to move to future-proof alternatives.


Compliance sprint - S88



Working safely with alternative fuels

As electric gas and hydrogen vehicles start to become common in more fleets these can bring new safety considerations in working practices and maintenance depots.



Optimising performance through wellbeing

Understand the basics around ‘wellbeing’ and how to improve in the areas of Fatigue, Hydration, Nutrition and importantly, managing Stress. With a little knowledge and some simple tips you and your drivers will improve performance individually, and collectively, that of the business. Look after your drivers and they will look after you!



Chair's Close