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Published: 1st March 2023

SM UK’s ‘Gearing up for Changes’ at Road Transport Expo

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Registration is now open for this summer’s unmissable Road Transport Expo 2023 (RTX) – the tradeshow extravaganza with a dedicated “all about the truck” focus. Taking place at NAEC Stoneleigh from 28-30 June, this free-to-attend event is ideal for anyone involved with the running of an HGV fleet. It provides the opportunity to meet more than 200 suppliers, including all major truck-makers, in one vast venue. You can check out the latest trailers, tyres, tippers, tankers, safety equipment and much, much more. Or why not take a test drive in the latest trucks on the market? From Euro-6 diesel models through to battery-electric and biogas, there will be a wide range from all leading manufacturers to explore.

You’ll also be able to attend informative sessions at the show’s Knowledge Zone covering key topics such as vehicle compliance, technology innovation and fleet decarbonisation. And this year SM UK have been invited to showcase our ‘Gearing up for Change’ programme, where we will be speaking about Advances in Vehicle and associated Technology that has driven new legislations and GSR’s, as in the Direct Vision Standard for London, and clean air zones. In 2024 further changes to the General Safety Regulations will affect the progressive safe system for Direct Vision. Demand from Insurers to show reduced risk in return for lower premiums, has operators relying on new technology of vehicle cameras, sensors and lighting to appease new insurance practices and the need for evidential footage to defend your driver or Company Brand…

Covering topics related to;

• Advances in Tech… adapting to change • Brigade new AI Collision prevention • Advances in Tech aiding incident investigation • Know the law… New Technology helps defend (protecting the driver, fleet manager and company) • Telematics – Pro-active changes based on Data makes a better business • The new GSR – 6 changes coming in 2024. • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, the facts. • Brigade New AI Camera

Speakers Include;

Ed Barrie – SM UKchanging Trends in Vehicle safe systems Technology

Steve Vachre – LocktonsNew technology – effects on insurance

Phil Breen – DVSANew technology – compliance v non-compliance

Andrew Drewary – Road SmartIncident investigations – post analysis – reducing risk

Charlotte le Maire – LMP LegalNew tech – Legal protection

James Ashford – BrigadeNew Generation Safe Systems

Gary Thomas – Wheely Safenext generation TPM

Graham Gardner – Webfleet Advanced Telematics


RTX is also a fabulous networking opportunity to catch up with industry peers or meet those all-important new business contacts. There are plenty of delectable food options to enjoy and meeting areas to chat dotted around the venue. We’ll have plenty of exciting show announcements over the coming months, so make sure you register today for your free ticket and to keep in the loop for RTX news!