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 Traffic Commissioner

An opportunity for delegates to hear from our keynote speaker, the Traffic Commissioner. Understand their priorities for the year ahead and ensure you avoid non-compliance. Commissioners will also detail the latest action taken on operators at Public Inquiries.


Logistics UK compliance update

What has DVSA been finding at the roadside and what is it focussing on, and changing, in the year ahead?  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


Coffee break


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 - Red Diesel 


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.


Logistics in changing urban centres

This session will give delegates an overview of the changes taking place in urban centres including Clean Air zones, Low Traffic Neighbourhoods and the Direct Vision Standard.



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?


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.


Compliance sprint - Section 88


DVSA Chief Executive 

Hear from the new DVSA Cheif Executive via video link, and have the oportunity to ask questions. 


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