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Motor Transport | Decarbonisation Power Players 2022
This new Motor Transport initiative, launched in association with Scania GB and The Algorithm People, celebrates the trailblazers in the sector and signposts the great work individuals and companies are doing across the industry to decarbonise the business. The heavy commercial vehicle road freight sector is facing a massive period of change as it prepares for a low/zero carbon future. With the phase-out of diesel-powered trucks, now in the sights of the UK legislators, this is no longer a topic which can be ignored by industry stakeholders.
Do your HGVs, buses or coaches operate in the Portsmouth area? If so, then you’ll need to know how the city’s pending Clean Air Zone may affect your operation when it comes into force at the end of this month.
Freight in the City has teamed up with Scania and Portsmouth City Council to bring you an informative webinar on the Clean Air Zone details, support packages available and expert advice on how to make your fleet more sustainable - both today and in the future. Free to attend, this online event will be your opportunity to hear directly from the council about its plans and ask any essential questions to help your fleet remain compliant.
Safer City Driving
Exploring the impact of road safety on commercial fleets: how this is being tackled by government and industry bodies, and how fleet digitalisation can vastly improve operators’ preparedness to respond to changing legislation whilst providing safe working environments for employees and other road users.
For Mercedes-Benz Trucks, eMobility is about more than just a new drive system. Customers need a holistic ecosystem, and to set the right course for the optimal use of electric trucks, and ensure the smoothest changeover to zero-emission fleets, the manufacturer has announced a collaborative partnership with infrastructure providers Engie EVBOX in the UK. This was announced alongside the World Premiere of the all-electric Mercedes-Benz eActros late last month.
Is hydrogen a reality today for use in urban distribution vehicles? How accessible is it for everyday operators and what supporting infrastructure is in place to enable refuelling? This webinar will show you the potential of using hydrogen in your fleet to significantly enhance the range of electric delivery vehicles, therefore enabling them to travel further and work longer shifts. You’ll also learn from the Department for Transport how it is supporting the UK’s rollout of hydrogen vehicles and infrastructure both today and in future years.
Fleet Decarbonisation online roadshow: Birmingham
For HGV and van operators exploring the route they need to take on their journey to decarbonise their fleet. It will help you understand the UK government’s strategy in reaching its ambition of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, and what this means for CV fleets.
Birmingham City Council will share its own decarbonisation strategy, with a look at public refuelling infrastructure to support fleets in transitioning to sustainable fuels and technology.
Leading manufacturers and fleet operators will bring the latest technology to life, from drop-in biofuels and renewable natural gas, through to electric and hydrogen fuel cells.
DAF Trucks explains why renewable diesel alternative HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) is a key element in its overall environmental strategy. Fuel supplier Green Bio Fuels will provide insight into HVO and how it can deliver a 90% reduction in CO2 whilst also cutting NOX and particulate emissions and Hovis will explain why the bakery adopted HVO for its entire UK transport operation and what its experience has been with the fuel.
Which route will HGV fuels take in industry’s quest to decarbonise fleet movements? Is the time now right for my fleet to explore non-diesel vehicle options? How do I know which fuel is right for my operation?
These questions and many more will be answered as experts from Volvo Trucks look at HGV technology on the market today, soon to emerge and those future technologies progressing through the R&D pipeline.
You’ll also hear from leading operators about their own experience in making the switch.
As local authorities across the UK strive to reduce their carbon footprint and improve air quality many have now plugged into the potential and practicality of electric refuse trucks. This webinar will explore how they are performing in real-life waste cycles, as well as looking at the robust test cycles in place for emerging technology and grants being adapted to help operators make the switch on their fleets.
Three years on from the launch of Earned Recognition, and with the uptake from operators steadily growing, Aquarius IT has been looking at what makes an operator pursue this status, and what the DVSA’s ER team are doing to help operators to achieve this highly esteemed ‘gold stamp’.
In this webinar we’ll take you through the requirements of the scheme from an operator’s point of view and offer you the chance to ask any questions.
Electro-mobility is going to play a huge role in road freight transport in the next 20 years. What are the key practical aspects of making the switch to zero emissions?
Hear from leading experts at Mercedes-Benz Trucks and a number of entrepreneurial companies looking to decarbonise their operations.
Join us as we explore how Advanced Supply Chain Group is applying routing and optimisation modelling to revolutionise its business planning. You’ll hear from the company’s Head of Transport tell us how this 40-truck operator is using powerful scheduling algorithms to ensure it is maximising every business opportunity and tender in a fast and efficient manner.
We’ve also recruited Colin Ferguson, CEO at The Algorithm People to join the debate and discuss the latest developments and initiatives in transport algorithms and how they have the potential to drive enormous efficiencies in the logistics supply chain.
Our first broadcast, Driving innovation in urban freight, supported by Renault Trucks took place on Thursday 11 February and is now available to watch on demand.
You’ll hear from Transport for London’s innovation team about the exciting freight trials underway in the capital, as well as learn about the latest developments in electric delivery vehicles from vehicle manufacturer Renault Trucks. Leading brewer Carlsberg also highlighted some of the steps they are taking to reduce the environmental impact of its fleet movements in and around urban areas.
Throughout 2020, Transport Managers and Operators have had to explore 'smarter' and socially distanced ways to undertake their day to day compliance requirements, with electronic solutions increasing in prevalence for processes such as debriefing of drivers, defect checking and vehicle maintenance scheduling, to name a few.
This webinar aims to demonstrate the benefits of integrating electronic processes throughout a transport office in order to make 'joined-up thinking' the way forward!
We will also discuss the ways in which the pandemic has changed approaches to enforcement. Data requests following socially-distanced roadside enforcement checks have become the norm, so being able to access raw data via a user-friendly tachograph analysis solution is crucial.
We will see how much easier it is to follow government guidelines on social distancing via electronic approaches to driver debriefing and document transmission.
We will consider how the integration of data between defect reporting and vehicle maintenance scheduling systems enables a more efficient notification and turn around process for fleet defect rectification and scheduling of recurring events.
Plus much more!! Register to watch the recording here.
Commercial Motor and digital tachograph analysis specialists Aquarius discuss electronic vs paper when it comes to managing and reporting on all aspects of road worthiness and compliance.
The keynote speaker is former senior traffic commissioner Beverley Bell CBE, now director of Beverley Bell Consulting, who offers her expert insight on governance and the importance of creating a level playing field in the commercial vehicle industry when it comes to driver and vehicle safety and compliance.
Using examples from her 17 years as a TC, Beverley explains why it’s important for operators to have all the necessary checks and balances in place so as not to give the authorities an ‘excuse’ to investigate further. Register to watch the recording here.
MAN's new truck generation is consistently oriented towards the changing requirements of the transportation industry and sets new standards for – among other things – assistance systems, driver orientation and digital networking. The generation thus represents the development of MAN from vehicle manufacturer to a provider of intelligent and sustainable transport solutions bringing new levels of comfort, safety, efficiency, reliability, service as well as connectivity and digitalisation, focusing on four core topics:
- Excellent driver fit; the driver is the focus
- Greater efficiency and economy
- Optimised uptime; utmost availability over the entire service life
- Strong partner; competent and personal partnership
This free webinar features MAN introducing their new truck generation & TopUsed used vehicle programme, giving you the opportunity to hear directly from the management team. Register to watch the recording here.
From February 2021 it is expected an estimated 250,000 trucks over 12 tonnes GVW running into Greater London must have a Direct Vision Standard (DVS) permit.
Once in force, DVS will require all lorries to reach a minimum one star to enter the capital, or be fitted with a compliant Safe System relying on cameras and sensors. Failure to comply could result in fines of £550 per day per vehicle.
Motor Transport’s webinar, in partnership with Brigade Electronics, explores your key questions and gives you the opportunity to hear from our panel of experts on the topic. Register to watch the recording here.
My Transport Planner is a unique, on-demand transport planning tool which will enable fleet operators of all sizes to increase vehicle utilisation, cut costs and reduce emissions from road transport.
Using the Software as a Service (SaaS) model, My Transport Planner is a pay-as-you-go solution, and costs less to use than the savings it generates. It is more efficient than manual planning yet does not require any of the integration or installation of many route optimisation solutions.
Andy Salter, MD of Motor Transport publisher DVV Media International, said: “My Transport Planner is a truly innovative product which has the potential to transform the efficiency of road transport and logistics operators in the UK and beyond. Register to watch the recording here.
What does this mean? How have you managed your drivers so far? Will there be more relaxation plans to follow?
It is still important that drivers are getting enough rest! We’ll give some examples of how our customers are planning their day and give some anecdotes about ways in which they are working.
Flexible working – Contingency & Emergency Planning - Clarification of this statement put out by the Senior Traffic commissioner. Explain how this translates to the day to day activity for businesses.
IR35 - You now have more time to plan – this isn’t going away. What does it mean, and how you can prepare? Register to watch the recording here.
After the biggest changes in tachograph legislation in 12 years happened in June this year when a new generation of mandatory digital recorders was introduced, it’s easy to lose sight of the bigger compliance picture while concentrating on these new details.
This webinar explains some of the top enquiries Aquarius receive from their customers on the subject of drivers’ hours law, the working time directive, digital tachographs and other DVSA requirements.
Other pitfalls also covered include record-keeping requirements in emergency situations and monitoring, identifying and accounting for missing kilometres when comparing driver cards and vehicle data. Register to watch the recording here.
June 2019 saw the biggest change in tachograph legislation in 12 years, with the introduction of the new generation of on-board mandatory digital recorders to enforce drivers’ hours rules.
In order for operators to transition through this major change to tachograph legislation, Commercial Motor teamed up with leading digital tachograph analysis specialists Aquarius to bring you an exclusive webinar.
This one hour CM Special webinar recorded on 18 June 2019, explains how roadside enforcement will work, what geo-positioning of smart tachographs means for road transport operators and how it works in conjunction with earned recognition. Register to watch the recording here.