Traffic Commissioner for the West of England, Kevin Rooney will be giving his views on maintaining compliance in today’s technological world at FTA’s popular Fleet Engineer Conference, sponsored by Continental Tyres and Schmitz Cargobull, which is back due to popular demand on 11 June 2019 at the National Agriculture and Exhibition Centre (NAEC) in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.  Mr Rooney will present his views on the benefits of new vehicle safety features, and what he sees as the operator’s obligations for ensuring, where safety features are built into their vehicles, that they are maintained effectively.

The key focus of the one-day conference will be on the advancement of vehicle technology and providing engineers with the help and advice they need to enable them to better manage their fleet and maintain their vehicles in a fully compliant condition, now and in the future.

The DVSA will update delegates on what it is doing to ensure its roadside enforcement activities keep up-to-date with developments in technology, and delegates will have the opportunity to hear about the very latest developments in commercial vehicle technology, maintenance legislation changes and best practice advice from leading names across the sector, including Volvo Trucks, Schmitz Cargobull, Continental Tyres, Wincanton, Portland Fuels, BOC and the AA.

“Tyre pressure is a crucial factor in the day-to-day running of any commercial fleet and I’m looking forward to talking about this at FTA’s Fleet Engineer Conference. Incorrect tyre pressure leads to excessive tyre wear which, in turn, reduces fleet performance, efficiency and safety. An underinflated tyre creates more rolling resistance, raising fuel consumption and therefore fuel expenses for the fleet.  I’ll be looking at technology, specifically tyre pressure monitoring systems like ContiPressureCheck, which provides a significant benefit in this area,” said Steve Howat, General Manager – Technical Services at Continental Tyres.

Places at FTA’s Fleet Engineer Conference can be booked for £295 + VAT for FTA members or £350 + VAT for non-members. For further information please visit the FTA website:

Efficient logistics is vital to keep Britain trading, directly having an impact on more than seven million people employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. A champion and challenger, FTA speaks to Government with one voice on behalf of the whole sector, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers.