Next week sees the return of FTA’s Fleet Engineer Conference on 11 June 2019, the must attend event for engineers working across the freight and logistics sector. In addition to a packed programme of expert speakers, delegates will have the opportunity for a one-on-one interactive session with DVSA experts to understand their new roadside enforcement and testing apps.

Sponsored by Continental Tyres and Schmitz Cargobull, the conference will take place at the National Agriculture and Exhibition Centre (NAEC), Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.  It is aimed at anyone with responsibility for commercial vehicle engineering, offering practical help to enable engineers to better manage their fleet during the next year and beyond.  The key focus will be the advancement of vehicle technology and ensuring that engineers are prepared so they can maintain their fleets in a fully compliant condition, as is their legal commitment.

In addition to the presentation by DVSA, The enforcement of compliance, delegates will have the chance to see some of the agency’s enforcement vehicles up close; also available is the opportunity for an interactive demonstration of the new enforcement and testing apps. This includes the updated system used to access roadside information on operators, their vehicles and OCRS (Operator Compliance Risk Score) status, in addition to the new testing system which allows DVSA Vehicle Standards Assessors to obtain the vehicle technical details and to capture and record defects.

FTA’s Head of Engineering & Vehicle Standards Policy, Phil Lloyd, who will be chairing the conference, said: “As vehicle technology continues to progress at a rapid rate, FTA has made this passage of change the focus of Fleet Engineer 2019.  Our aim is to hold an event that will assist both engineers and engineering managers in preparing for these technological advancements, so they are better able to deal with the complexities of new vehicle technology.  It promises to be an exciting event with plenty to debate and discuss. Anyone wishing to book for this popular event is advised to do so as soon as possible as only a few places are left.”

There will also be the opportunity to hear from Traffic Commissioner Kevin Rooney and leading names from across the sector including Volvo Trucks, Schmitz Cargobull, BPW, Continental Tyres, TEVVA, The AA, Wincanton, Portland Fuels, BOC, Eminox and Ceramex, as well as FTA experts, and sessions include maintaining compliance, autonomy, making the most of technology, maintaining electric vehicles, the future of diesel engines, enforcement and skills.

Places at FTA’s Fleet Engineer Conference can be booked for £295 + VAT for FTA members or £350 + VAT for non-members.  For further information please visit the FTA website:

Efficient logistics is vital to keep Britain trading, directly having an impact on more than seven million people employed in the making, selling and moving of goods.  With 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.  A champion and challenger, FTA speaks to Government with one voice on behalf of the whole sector, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers.