Mike, who leads the firm’s Transport team, and Maria, who specialises in employment issues surrounding the sector, formed part of a panel seminar discussion entitled ‘What could Brexit mean for transport regulations?’ They were joined on the panel by ex-Foreign Office diplomat, Charles Crawford, and former Labour MP, Tom Harris.
To an audience consisting of operators, drivers, health and safety managers, transport recruitment agencies and driver trainers, Mike and Maria explained that it was essential to the logistics industry, and in providing reassurance to operators and drivers alike, that transport issues being impacted by Brexit would need to be resolved urgently. It could not wait until the evening of 29th March 2019 when drivers could face significant additional delays going onto or from the continent. Further issues regarding Driver and Transport Management CPC would also need to be addressed ahead of Brexit taking place.
Presently, there is mutual recognition of such qualifications across the borders but with Brexit looming these are facing a period of uncertainty that needs to be ironed out. The debate was lively and Woodfines were pleased to contribute to an issue that is currently central to the haulage and passenger industry.
Following the Conference was an awards ceremony, which this year was hosted by Sky Sports’ Jeff Stelling and provided a celebration of transport professionals at every level of learning and development. We congratulate all of those who won or were shortlisted for the Talent In Logistics Awards in 2018.
You can find out more about the Conference and Awards here.
Next year’s event is planned for 27th June 2019 at the Arena MK, which is close to Woodfines’ Milton Keynes office. Mike and the road transport team at Woodfines look forward to attending as speakers again next year and supporting this excellent industry event.