27.02.17

RHA to deliver “Driving Britain’s Future” Workshop Programme at Microlise Transport Conference

As part of Europe’s largest road transport conference, the Road Haulage Association (RHA) is set to deliver an all-encompassing workshop programme entitled “Driving Britain’s Future”, which will cover a range of key issues impacting fleet operators.

At the Microlise Transport Conference RHA Policy Director Jack Semple will lead the programme looking at issues such as industry image and perception, and the impact on the skills shortage. Brexit will also be featured, with the RHA considering what it means for hauliers. Finally, driver health and welfare will also be discussed.

Semple will be joined by Deputy Policy Directors Colin Snape and Duncan Buchanan in a purpose built workshop space, found within the exhibition area of the conference, which is expected to welcome over 1,200 delegates.

The RHA’s Driving Britain’s Future programme can be found at www.microliseconference.com/rhaworkshop.

“We are excited to be returning again to the Microlise Transport Conference – a must-attend event for anyone working in haulage and fleet operations,” said Richard Burnett, Chief Executive of the RHA. “The conference has become a key date in the industry calendar and our programme will give delegates the opportunity to learn about a wide range of crucial topics at the top of the agenda for industry professionals.

“The Microlise Transport Conference has grown rapidly over recent years, reflecting the quality and importance of the event. We at the RHA look forward to contributing to what will again be a fantastic and valuable day.”

The main conference programme will see senior executives from the likes of DVSA, Eddie Stobart, Transport Commissioners for Great Britain, Government Office for Science and the Institute of Couriers take to the stage, with further speakers to be announced over the coming weeks.

This agenda is supported by the RHA Driving Britain’s Future workshop, as well as the Microlise workshop covering technology in transport; and the Motor Transport workshop featuring innovative industry suppliers.

“The RHA are working day and night for the benefit of the industry, across a whole host of issues and challenges,” commented Bob Harbey, Executive Director of Microlise. “We’re delighted they’ll be featuring heavily at the Microlise Transport Conference to provide insights across these issues to delegates attending on the day.”

Registration for the Microlise Transport Conference, which is free to attend, are now open at www.microliseconference.com. The conference will take place on the 17th May at The Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

It will once again be chaired by award-winning motoring journalist, author, TV presenter and campaigner Quentin Willson.

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About Microlise
Microlise telematics, proof of delivery and journey management products help its customers reduce costs and the environmental impact of their fleet operations. This is achieved by maximising vehicle utilisation, increasing operational efficiency and improving economy and safety; whilst helping to deliver the very best customer experience by providing real-time visibility of the fleet against schedule.

A privately owned business based in Nottingham in the UK, Microlise invests significantly in research and development annually to ensure its solutions continue to be underpinned by market-leading technology. Microlise helps its customers to save more than £175m each year in fuel costs and reduce CO2 emissions by hundreds of thousands of metric tonnes.

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