Second Regional Congress

The second Regional Transport Congress 2018 was held at the Hotel Mona in Zlatibor in the organization of the Transport and Logistics Managers Association Transportlog. The organizer’s wish was to present actual topics from all modes of transport at the Congress, to discuss the challenges and to provide answers to the Congress participants.

Welcome speach was held by Jelena Trifunović, Secretary General of the TransportLog Association, who presented the history of events organized by the TransportLog Association, pointing out that after nine years of holding the Conference Towords Sustainable Transport and Transport Congress, it can be said that they have become traditional events in the transport sector.

The Congress was opened by the Chairman of the Board of the TransportLog Association, prof. Dr Aleksandar Manojlović. He had introduced the topics that will be presented during this two-day event. Mr. Manojlović had emphasized that the event had attended by participants from all countries of the region, after that he had wished successful work to all Congress participants.

The Congress program consisted of several thematic units, in which sixteen themes were presented. On the first day of the Congress, nine papers were presented covering the following topics: bonus-malus system as an instrument for controlling the costs of motor vehicle insurance, a set of data on cargo in a transport document in case of application of an exemption from certain ADR requirements, transpot of dangerous goods and challenges in the application of national regulations as well as operations of intermediaries and traders in the area of waste management.

The trends in the development of air freight transport, the latest solution in the field of distance diagnostics for commercial vehicles (eTRUCK), innovations and new technologies in the transport of goods by rail were presented.

Papers on rural mobility in the regions affected by demographic changes and on the development of a transnational public transport strategy have been presented, also the use and strategy of developing CNG / LNG vehicles in fleets, and at the end of the first day of the Congress, a proactive solution for tire maintenance was presented – system for monitoring pressure and temperature of tire in real time (TPMS), a system of stationary, measuring plates and lasers that measures the pressure and depth of the tire pattern when the vehicle crossing over it (DoR). In an unusual way, with the interactive approach of presentation, in witch the Congress participants were involved, representatives of Goodyear Dunlop Sava Tires have sparked a great deal of interest among the participants and successfully presented the tire characteristics.

On the second day of the Congress, papers related to the impact of transport exchanges/platforms on the transport services market were presented, specific features of transport in the construction industry, the significance of the choice of employees in the transport and logistics sector, and the impact of autonomous freight vehicles on the transport market.

Also, the challenges in organizing the work of the drivers of vans were considered, modern solutions for the protection of goods, vehicles and drivers were presented, and directions for the safety of cargo space and goods in road transport were given.

As every year during the discussions at the Transport Congress 2018, opinions, attitudes, questions were raised, and provided relevant responses to the participants. The specificity of congresses and conferences organized by the TransportLog Association is, among other things, the establishment of an open discussion after each topic.

The organizers are expresing gratitude to all the sponsors and partners who supported the Congress, the speakers who gave a special spirit and set the Transport Congress 2018 to an enviable level, participants from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bulgaria and Italy who contributed trough the participation at the Congress and gave it a special significance.

We are grateful for the trust shown, we are glad that you were part of this important event of our profession. With hope that we have fulfilled your expectations and that you have good impressions from the Transport Congress 2018.

See you next year at the Conference Towards Sustainable Transport 2019!