12.03.19

RHA To Run Policy Clinic & Workshop Programme at Microlise Transport Conference

The Road Haulage Association will be running a Policy Clinic at the Microlise Transport Conference, taking place on the 15th May at The Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

Taking place during the afternoon of Europe’s largest road transport conference, the RHA’s policy team, led by Policy Director Duncan Buchanan, will be on hand to speak to delegates about anything and everything transport related. Topics will include Brexit, low emission and clean air zones, compliance and skills.

“Our policy team work hard to understand the issues impacting the road transport industry, and advise our members and the wider community,” said RHA chief executive Richard Burnett.

“With over one thousand delegates, including business and operational leaders, we’re pleased to make our policy experts available to discuss any concerns they may have.”

Delegates who want to take advantage of the Policy Clinic can simply visit the RHA workshop area in the exhibition hall.

The RHA will also deliver a morning workshop programme, with presentations on three key issues; the Driver Shortage – Apprenticeships, Diversity & Inclusion; Clean Air Zones and Brexit – What’s Next?.

“We encourage our members and other professionals in the sector to attend the Microlise Transport Conference,” continued Burnett. “It’s a unique opportunity for learning, discussion and networking. The agenda this year is particularly strong, covering current issues and also offering visions of the future of the industry.

“It is very much a must-attend conference and we’re happy to support Microlise in delivering a forum for the industry to come together.”

Note to Editors

Free to attend, the Microlise Transport Conference has grown over recent years and once again expects to welcome 1,200+ delegates to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on 15th May.

Confirmed speakers include Sir Mike Penning, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Road Freight & Logistics, Mark Maslanka, Head of Automotive & Industrial at Google Cloud, Richard Turfitt, the Senior Traffic Commissioner, and Marian Kitson, Director of Enforcement at DVSA.

Industry professionals wishing to attend can register at www.microliseconference.com.

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About Microlise
Microlise telematics, journey management and proof of delivery 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.

An award-winning privately owned business, Microlise invests significantly in research and development annually to ensure its solutions continue to be underpinned by market-leading technology. In 2018 Microlise won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise – International Trade.

Each year, in May, Microlise hosts the Microlise Transport Conference. It’s aimed at those working in management or operational roles within fleet operators, regardless of fleet size, industry sector or which technologies they have in place. The one-day conference is free to attend, with a programme designed to provide valuable insights to delegates which inform their business and strategic decisions.

About Road Haulage Association
The Road Haulage Association is the only UK organisation solely dedicated to those with responsibility for the movement of goods by road. Members range from owner-operators to those with fleets in excess of 1,000 vehicles. The Association has over 7,200 operators in membership who between them account for 250,000 UK registered heavy goods vehicles.

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