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27 September 2018

West Midlands TC Nick Denton to offer advice on staying compliant at the IRTE Conference 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Traffic Commissioner for the West Midlands Nick Denton will be speaking in the legal stream at the IRTE Conference on Thursday 28th September at Chesford Grange, Kenilworth.

His afternoon talk, titled ‘Mistakes operators make and how to avoid them: a masterclass in compliance’, will focus on how operators can adopt best practice to ensure compliance with their operator licence obligations.

Mr Denton will examine how operators' levels of compliance can suffer through poor recordkeeping. He will also offer examples of problems that he has encountered in vehicle inspection sheets and truck engineering documentation; outline the performance standards that he is looking for; and provide examples of best practice of fleet and driver compliance.

Delegates can expect a packed agenda aimed at highlighting best practice and new technologies capable of cutting costs, improving competitiveness and ensuring compliance. Speakers represent Ricardo, TfL, DVSA, Renault, DAF, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, Cenex, Don-Bur, FTA, Rygor and others.

The technology keynote at the IRTE Conference will be delivered by Dr Phil Greening, associate professor and director, The Centre for Sustainable Road Freight, who will explore engineering challenges posed by alternative fuels and the future of logistics.

Other speakers include: Ricardo’s Andrew Banks on Euro VII; and a staged (mock) public enquiry presided over by Nick Denton and featuring Andrew Woolfall from Backhouse Jones.

There will also be sessions on alternative fuels, featuring speakers from natural gas supplier Gasrec, R&D organisation Cenex, and LowCVP, and the new world of operational compliance, featuring discussion of FORS, CLOCS and Truck Excellence.

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Chris Rixson

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