2022 Seminar Programme

Thursday 30 June, 2022


SESSION 1: 10.30-12.10


Leading industry figures bring the latest compliance and regulatory updates into the spotlight. Chaired by Motor Transport Editor Steve Hobson

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SESSION 2: 12.45-2.00


Session focused on policy and technology aimed at urban logistics operators. Chaired by Motor Transport Editor Steve Hobson

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SESSION 3: 2.30-3.40


Discover the latest trends and hotspots for freight crime, understand policing strategy for safer HGV movements, and explore how the right compliance framework is vital for the safety of your business fleet and employees. Chaired by Motor Transport Editor Steve Hobson

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The organisers reserve the right to amend the schedule if necessary


10.40-10.55: Going digital: Continental will focus on digitalisation along with its brand-new ContiConnectTM 2.0 management platform, which includes technology to actively reduce operating costs while improving driver and vehicle safety.
Speaker: Ian Jackson, Digital/Fleet Solutions Manager, Continental Tyres

11.00-11.15 - Power up: What truck operators should look for in an EV charging provider.
Speaker: Tim Campbell, Consultant, Vital EV Solutions

11.20-11.35 - Last-mile optimisation: How to cope with the demand boom: In today’s market, retailers; e-tailers (aka B2C) and even C2C processes are required to balance the increasing influx of home deliveries and returns, pressures to reduce emissions, along with maintaining tight yet flexible delivery windows for the most costly and time-consuming part of the fulfilment chain - delivering to the door of the customer. 

For the most part, they succeed in their efforts, but we have seen many fall short as the ever-increasingly complex delivery networks required to satisfy demand, as well as the shifting customer expectations, take their toll and expose inefficiencies in their process, people and technology.
Speaker: Andrew Nowell, Sales Director, Trimble Maps 

11.40-11.55 - Fleetcare: - a Bridgestone transport mobility solution. An advanced fleet management solution which help to reduce TCO, optimise business performance, maximise customer satisfaction while ensuring safety and compliance.
 Speaker: Ian Davis, UK Fleet Sales Manager, Bridgestone

12.00-12.15 – Making the switch to electric vehicles:  Is an EV right for your business; how to be EV smart; and costs - ‘do your homework’.  The Maxus team are experienced and customer driven to help you make the right fit for your business in assisting you make the switch to electric.
Speaker: Keith Sims, Managing Director, Northside Truck & Van

12:20-12:40 - Asset Alliance Industry Monitor 2022: Find out what operators think will be the greatest challenges in the next 12 months and understand industry confidence levels and key trends.
Speaker: Tim Wallace, Group News Editor, Motor Transport & Commercial Motor 

12:45-1.00 - EV Know-how: The best road to electrification is due diligence.
Speaker: Karima Haji, Transformation Director, Scania GB

1.15-1.45 - Electric infrastructure workshop: Flexible Power Systems and John Lewis Partnership help operators understand the practicalities involved in decarbonising their fleets. Understand the mix of charge point options available, and picking the right pathway according to your own fleet.

Speakers: Michael Ayres, MD at Flexible Power Systems and Jackie Hewson, alternative fuels implementation manager, John Lewis Partnership.

1.55-2.10Start the future: The New Generation DAF is the first to take advantage of revised rules for vehicle Masses & Dimensions. Find out how the DAF XF, XG & XG+ delivers enhanced fuel efficiency, safety and driver comfort. 
Speaker: Phil Moon, Marketing Manager, DAF Trucks

2.15-3.15– Operating matters: Hear directly from leading operators what it is like to work with new technology and fuels on real-life operations. From refuelling infrastructure to performance in different weather conditions and driver acceptance – your chance to learn directly from you peers.

  • Online retailer Ocado is always at the forefront on trialling the latest fleet technology. Find out which options have proven their worth and made their way into the day-to-day fleet.
    Speaker: Graham Thomas, Fleet Operations Manager – Truck, Ocado
  • Cardiff-based FSEW is putting two brand-new DAF 37-tonne electric trucks through its paces alongside its customer Tesco.
    Speaker: Geoff Tomlinson, MD, FSEW
  • Oxford Direct Services is partnering with Webfleet Solutions to drive urban fleet electrifcation to support Oxford City Council's Zero Emission Zone pilot.
    Speakers: Richard Parker, UKI EV Lead, Webfleet Soultions and Owain Pearce, Transport Manager, Oxford Direct Services
    Q&A panel with speakers

The organisers reserve the right to amend the schedule if necessary


Friday 1 July, 2022


SESSION 1: 10.30-12.00


The driver shortage made headline news during 2021, and both the government and industry ramped up efforts to ease the crisis. We take a look at how successful these have been, and whether enough has been done to alleviate the problem

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SESSION 2: 1.00-2.30


A session exploring the work taking place to help HGV operators decarbonise their fleet movements ahead of the government's 2040 target to stop the sale of all diesel trucks.

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The organisers reserve the right to amend the schedule if necessary


Visit the EQUANS stand O3 in The Urban Zone for a series of daily talks to help you understand the technology available today when it comes to charging your electric trucks and vans. Click here for more.


10.30-11.00 Legal Privilege Workshop - is your brand protected? Collisions happen every day within the logistics industry, but do operators really learn any lessons from them?

Picture the scene. Your driver has had a collision which is serious enough for the police to attend. He's shocked, shaken and quite possibly in a state of mild disbelief when the police roll up. The first thing they ask him is: 'Tell me what happened?' What should he do? What should you do for him and your business?

Don’t know? Then come along to this interactive session which will highlight the risks to your driver, your Transport Manager and your operation and explain why Legal Privilege is vitally important to protect your brand and reputation.

Speakers: Andrew Drewary, MD, Road Safety Smart and Charlotte Le Maire, Arch Fleet at Arch Law

11.05-11.20: Accelerating to zero: Why the adoption of electric commercial vehicles is accelerating and what factors will affect the speed of transition to zero-carbon technology.
Speaker: Jack Millington, Sales Engineer - Electric Mobility, Renault Trucks UK

11.25-11.40 Electrifying refuse collection operations 
Speaker: Andy Graves, Product Marketing Manager, Dennis Eagle

11.45-12.00 - What is your Transport Manager worth? Exploring the vital & evolving role of a transport manager in your fleet business. With the complexity of managing compliance and what 'continuous and effective control' means for the Transport Manager’s position.
 Speaker: Pete Rushmer, MD, Flagship Partners

12.05-12.20 –  Electrification and innovation in construction and bulk haulage technology: learn about the latest product development from the Total Vehicle Solutions Group (TVS), which includes SB Components, Priden Engineering, McPhee Mixers and Wilcox Commercial Vehicles.
Speaker: Lindsey Rudd, Key Accound Director, TVS Group

12.25-12.40 - Power up: Do you have costly vehicle breakdowns and battery issues with your fleet? Help reduce vehicle downtime by fitting the correct battery technology for the correct application. Learn from the largest battery manufacturer in the world, how to best maintain your batteries with preventative measures and keep your fleets on the road.
Speaker: Vincent Ward, Technical Sales, VARTA Batteries 

12.45-1.00 - Making the switch to electric vehicles: Is an EV right for your business; how to be EV smart; and costs - ‘do your homework’.  The Maxus team are experienced and customer driven to help you make the right fit for your business in assisting you make the switch to electric.
Speaker: Keith Sims, Managing Director, Northside Truck & Van

1.05-1.20 - Mission Zero: Understand how Mission Zero is supporting fleet operators to raise the bar on safety and emissions standards.
Speaker: Nick Caesari, CEO, Mission Zero Group

1.25-1.40 - A bridge too far? Did you know that if your vehicle is involved in a bridge strike, you will be called to a hearing before the Traffic Commissioner and will face regulatory action against your Operator’s Licence. The driver of the vehicle involved will also be called to a hearing and risks the revocation of their vocational entitlement and disqualification for 6 months. What are operators and transport managers required to do to prevent bridge strikes?
Speaker: James Backhouse, Director, Backhouse Jones

1.45-2.00: Explore how DVSA's Earned Recognition can boost your fleet efficiency and compliance.
Speaker Phil Breen, Earned Recognition National Account Manager, DVSA

2.05-2.20: Spotlight on FORS: Should all operating standards be enshrined in law? The benefits of business accreditation.
Speaker: Glen Davies, Technical Advisor, FORS

2.25-2.40: Eco-Trucks: How can we move freight with reduced environmental impact? A look at the role eco-trucks can play in industry’s decarbonisation challenge. Exploring the potential of the 25.25m long, 60-tonne GCW road train over seven, eight or nine axles.
Speaker: Kevin Buck, MD, Hazcomp

THe organisers reserve the right to amend the schedule if necessary