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OWL Midlands 2020 programme

12 November 2020 / New Hall Hotel and Spa, Sutton Coldfield

8:00 – 08:30 Exhibitor set up
09:00 – 10:00 Registration, coffee and exhibition viewing, outside vehicle area viewing
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome and introduction on behalf of CIWM England
Dr.Adam Read, External Affair Director, Suez recovery and Recycling
10:10 – 10:30 Welcome and introduction on behalf of OWL Barry Sheerman, MP Huddersfield, Chairman OWL Partnership
10:30 – 11:00 The benefits of OWL, & OWL Clean Air Project Update
Jason Airey, MD, CMSupaTrak; Kevin Barcroft, Academy Training Manager, Simply Waste

  • Understand how OWL Partners work together to provide integrated fleet solutions, removing the uncertainty and hidden costs of vehicle and fleet systems integration.
  • Learn how OWL is helping to shape future policy on Air Quality and the effect this may have on large goods vehicle operators.
  • Learn about the latest vehicle and fleet technologies helping fleet operates to reduce costs, stay compliant and reduce their impact on the environment.
11:00 – 11:30 Electra – The concept is now a reality
Russell Markstein, Group Commercial Director, NRG Fleet Services, Electra Commercial Vehicles

  • Learn how Electra can help reduce emissions and help fleets meet air quality targets.
  • See why five major chassis manufacturers collaborating with Electra and offer after-sales support
  • Find out why diesel RCVs are the worst type of polluting vehicles and learn how Electra can not only help improve an organisation’s carbon footprint but will also help improve staff wellbeing and health
11:30 – 12:00 Break and exhibition viewing
12:00 – 12:30 Local standards to global issues – tackling the impact of RCVs on our cities
Glen Davies, Transport and Logistics Specialist, AtoH Solutions

  • Gain an insight into the HGV and its contribution to toxic emissions and air pollution
  • Understand why UK cities are under pressure to cut air pollution levels
  • Get up to date on which UK cities have implemented, or are planning, stringent Clean Air Zones
12:30 – 13:00 Cost Benefit analysis for electric RCVs
Laura Williams, Research and Consultancy

  • In the urban context, electric refuse collection vehicles may be considered commercially and operationally viable.
  • Operators should begin planning electric refuse collection vehicles into their future fleet renewals, given the speed of development in electric vehicle technologies.
  • Real-world demonstrations and trials of electric refuse collection vehicles are required across a broad range of environments and operational applications, including rural settings.
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch and exhibition viewing
14:00 – 14:30 Electric Vehicle Workshop: Efficient running of an RCV electric vehicle fleet
Andy Graves, Product Marketing Manager, Dennis Eagle

  • Understanding the challenges of setting up a fit-for-purpose charging infrastructure to suit fleet requirements
  • Battery management and maintenance – actions to ensure that EV duty cycles remain optimal during the truck’s lifetime
  • Ensuring that staff is staying up to date with best practice in electric HGV (high voltage) maintenance while carrying out safe operational procedures
  • Maintenance of electric HGV’s is a whole new challenge; safety becomes a key focus for staff retraining
14:30 – 15:00 Electric Vehicle Workshop: Telematics and duty-cycle anxiety
Jason Airey, MD, CMSupaTrak

  • It is a whole new world of jargon. What are kilo watt hours (kWh) and are they the new MPG?
  • Understand the data being measured from electric heavy goods vehicles and how this data can be used to manage efficient vehicle operation
  • Learn about the limitations of operating these vehicles and what can be done to maximise duty cycles today and on in five years’ time
15:00 – 15:45 Panel discussion: fleet electrification and the move towards cleaner air
Chair: Ann-Marie Knegt, Creative Director, Visie Communications

Panel members:

  • Jason Airey, MD, CMSupaTrak
  • Andy Graves, Product Marketing Manager, Dennis Eagle
  • Russell Markstein, Group Commercial Director, NRG Fleet Services, Electra Commercial Vehicles
  • Glen Davies, Transport and Logistics Specialist, AtoH Solutions
  • Laura Williams, Research & Consulting, Eunomia