OWL Wales for the future of fleet

OWL Wales takes place on 28 March at the Voco St Davids Hotel in Cardiff, offering fleet managers a compelling line-up of speakers covering everything from electrification to fleet optimisation and local authority procurement trends.

You can register to attend here.

Hosted by Mick Sweetmore, Head of Fleet Engineering and Transport Services at Merseyside Police, OWL Wales is focused on helping the sector deliver positive change. During his keynote, Mick will also provide invaluable insights into our challenges in the public sector and transitioning to fleet decarbonisation.

It will also address other key sector issues, such as wellbeing. Back by popular demand, Rowland Potter from Executive Consulting Services will share his personal story and give delegates the tools and techniques to help themselves and others.

‘I will highlight some straightforward steps we can all take to help ourselves and others mitigate life’s challenges and seek support before it becomes too late,’ says Rowland.

‘The logistics and freight industry is a strong community in its connections. Shows such as OWL bring that family together and provide the opportunity to connect and support each other.’ 

Fleet optimisation is another high-profile topic, which will be addressed by David Hansen, Senior Product Manager for AMCS Group, which is also sponsoring lunch for the delegates. David’s presentation will focus on how AI data-driven fleet and route optimisation can help operators reduce pollution and improve sustainability. He will highlight how route optimisation can reduce mileage, emissions, and costs. He will also touch on how having the correct fleet maintenance measures can minimise downtime and costs while increasing compliance, sustainability, and fuel efficiency.

Dewi Lane, Senior Bid Manager for SUEZ UK, will discuss the latest trends in local authority procurement at the conference. During his presentation, operators will learn about the recommendations contractors would like to see for procurement and how these could produce the best value for local authorities in future tenders. He will also discuss how to maximise procurement stages to ensure the best outcomes for the client and contractor, making the conference a must-attend event for those wishing to optimise their procurement outcomes.

Vehicle demonstrations and exhibitor meet and greet

Any visit to OWL Wales is incomplete without attending the live vehicle demonstrations and exhibitor meet and greet sessions. These offer attendees the chance to see the latest vehicle technologies and talk to exhibitors about how these could benefit their operations. The sessions provide an invaluable opportunity for one-on-one discussions and, like the conference, are not to be missed.

The OWL Connected Truck

The collaborative nature of the Optimised Waste & Logistics Partnership is one of its greatest strengths, and nowhere is this better demonstrated than in the development of the (OWL) Connected Truck, which integrates the best-in-class technologies from OWL partners in a solution designed to help operators reach maximum efficiency, reduce costs, stay safe and compliant, and meet their sustainability goals.

‘The future of fleet management has arrived with the OWL Connected Truck,’ says Jason Airey from CMS SupaTrak. ‘This ingenious platform presents operators with a comprehensive solution for optimising driver behaviour, enhancing safety, and ensuring efficient vehicle management.’

Critical to the OWL Connected Truck is its advanced telematics solution, which enables operators to manage and monitor their fleet’s performance in real-time. With a precise understanding of driver performance, operators can determine areas for progress, promote safer driving techniques, and ultimately reduce accidents and fuel consumption.

The OWL Connected Truck features state-of-the-art AI cameras, enhancing safety for vulnerable road users and drivers. By actively monitoring and alerting drivers to pedestrians, cyclists, and other vehicles, the system significantly reduces the risk of accidents and fosters a safer environment for everyone sharing the road.

‘The OWL Connected Truck also provides overload protection, managing a vital consideration in fleet management,’ Jason says. ‘Through advanced sensors and intelligent algorithms, the system can detect and prevent overloading, safeguarding against potential damage to the vehicle and ensuring compliance with weight regulations. This extends the truck’s lifespan and helps operators avoid expensive fines.

‘The OWL Connected Truck also plays a fundamental part in supporting operators by navigating emerging technologies. This innovative platform is a comprehensive educational tool, providing fleet managers with valuable insights and practical experience using these reduced and zero-tailpipe emission technologies.’

By integrating real-time data, performance analytics, and interactive training modules, the OWL Connected Truck helps operators embrace and master the advancements in transition fuels and technologies and electric and hydrogen fuel-cell trucks. Jason explains that it serves as a bridge between traditional vehicle operation practices and the future of sustainable transportation, enabling operators to unlock the full potential of these new technologies and make informed decisions for their fleets.

At OWL Wales, Jason will explain the various aspects of the OWL Connected Truck while delving into its inner workings and how fleet managers can leverage it to optimise their operations.