Chair of Road Freight and Logistics APPG to speak at Microlise

Sir Mike Penning MP, new Chair of Road Freight and Logistics APPG, to speak at Microlise

Chair of the recently established Road Freight and Logistics All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), Sir Mike Penning MP has been confirmed as one the key speakers at the Microlise Transport Conference in May.

Sir Mike, who was elected Conservative MP for Hemel Hempstead in May 2005, has held a variety of ministerial posts over the years including armed forces and transport. 

He said he will use his presentation to outline the aims and objectives of the new APPG, formed in partnership with the Road Haulage Association in November last year, and eloborating on the ways he, his fellow MPs and Peers, hope to tackle the industry’s key challenges.

He said: “We are aiming to address the driver shortage and want to ensure that Clean Air Zones are sensibly implemented and do not disrupt supply chains or unfairly tax small businesses. We will also be calling for a sensible implementation period after March 2019 for the industry”. 

“As a passionate advocate for the transport industry, I am grateful for the opportunity to address Microlise Transport Conference delegates and update industry on what we have planned.”

Chief Executive of the RHA, Richard Burnett, added: ‘’We are delighted to be working with Sir Mike and that he is taking such a prominent role in helping address the key challenges facing our industry such as skills shortage, Clean Air Zones and Brexit.”

For further information or to register for the free-to-attend conference, which takes place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on May 15th, visit: www.microliseconference.com.