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OWL Scotland 2020 programme

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 Scotland
Laura Tainsh, Partner and Head of Environment and Waste, Davidson Chalmers Stewart LLP; Evonne Cannan, Evonne has a account Sector Manager – Recycling at Zero Waste Scotland
10:10 – 10:25 Welcome and introduction on behalf of OWL
Barry Sheerman, MP Huddersfield, Chairman OWL Partnership
10:25 – 10:50 The benefits of OWL, & OWL Clean Air Project Update
Jason Airey, MD, CMS SupaTrak; 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.
11:15 – 11:45 Break and exhibition viewing
11:45 – 12:10 Case study: Dundee Electrifying the city
Fraser Crichton, Corporate Fleet Manager, Dundee City Council

  • Find out about Dundee’s 8-year journey to e-mobility transition
  • Learn how Dundee implemented its EV-charging infrastructure strategy including other renewable energy solutions
  • Find out how the City Council came to have the largest percentage of electric taxis in UK
12:10 – 12:35 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
12:35 – 13:00 Case study: Fife Council – reducing fuel costs with clever transmission technology
Alexander Anderson, Service Manager Waste Solutions, Fife Council

  • Gain an understanding of how Fife Council’s Waste Fleet operates
  • Find out what the mechanics are behind the transmission technology we have used
  • See what the financial benefits Fife Council reaped from installing the transmission technologies


13:00 – 14:00 Lunch and exhibition viewing
14:00 – 14:25 Ditching Diesel, making the case for the electrification of refuse collection vehicles

Dr Gavin Bailey, Principal Consultant in Sustainable Future Transport and Mobility Solutions, Eunomia

  • 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.
14:25 – 14:45 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 are 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
14:45 – 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, CMS SupaTrak
• Russell Markstein, Group Commercial Director, NRG Fleet Services, Electra Commercial Vehicles
• Fraser Crichton, Corporate Fleet Manager, Dundee City Council
• Glen Davies, Transport and Logistics Specialist, AtoH Solutions
• Andy Graves, Product Marketing Manager, Dennis Eagle
15:45 Close of conference
Laura Tainsh, Chartered Waste Manager, CIWM, Scotland; Evonne Cannan, Sector Manager – Recycling at Zero Waste Scotland
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