The first key speaker to be confirmed for the 2019 Microlise Transport Conference is DVSA director of enforcement Marian Kitson.

Kitson (pictured) joined the DVSA in September 2018 after 30 years with HMRC and is responsible for all enforcement activities, including roadside checks, counter-fraud and investigations, intelligence and working with the Office of the Traffic Commissioner.

“DVSA’s priority is to protect everyone from unsafe drivers and vehicles. Being able to connect directly with the industry at the Microlise Transport Conference gives me a perfect opportunity to outline DVSA’s plans and vision,” she said.

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“DVSA continues to work closely with the industry, looking to ensure compliant operators can prosper, whilst the non-compliant are identified and the relevant action taken.

"With the Microlise Transport Conference attracting such an important audience of decision makers, I look forward to outlining our plans to improve and develop the enforcement of heavy vehicle standards across Britain,” she added.

Microlise has also conformed that Senior Traffic Commissioner Richard Turfitt will again be speaking at the conference, which will host around 1,200 delegates on May 15 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.