Transport Forum

Policy Priorities for the Freight Transport Sector

 

This May, the Westminster Forum Projects are holding an event to evaluate the future challenges of the freight sector, especially in the UK. Several speakers will gather to discuss the latest developments affecting freight.

Following the Transport Select Committee's analysis, discussions will take place on the shortfall of 50,000 drivers, the actions needed to push for recruitment & retention or the focus on diversity & training improvement.

National issues raised in publications by the Transport for the North Freight and Logistics Report will be addressed: the potential nation wide co-ordination to tackle congestion and road infrastructure development.

 

"Several speakers will gather to discuss the latest developments affecting freight."


Numerous other talks will get to grips with priorities for environmental sustainability following the spread of Low Emission Zones around the country and the launch of financial support for a low emission freight technology. To anticipate future European emissions standards and across fleets, there will also be a small emphasis on the "Green Truck Fund".

Some of the participants announced include personalities, such as: Duncan Price, Head of Freight, Operator Licensing and Roadworthiness, Department for Transport; Darren Briggs, Associate Director, Operations and Logistics, Arup; Martin Flach, Product Director, Iveco; Lucy Hudson, Lead Officer - Freight and Logistics, Transport for the North; Andrew Meaney, Partner and Head of Transport, Oxera; Philip Roe, Managing Director, Innovation, Strategy and Business Development, DHL; Tim Ward, Freight and Fleet Communications and Engagement Manager, Transport for London and James Westcott, Business Development Director, GasRec.

To book this event, fill in the Westminster Forum Projects' form here.

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