Mark Cartwright


Mark Cartwright joined what was then Highways England in February 2020 to head up their Commercial Vehicle Incident Prevention Team.

The role of CVIPT is to identify and develop programmes to reduce collisions on England’s Strategic Route Network involving commercial vehicles. Recent projects include the provision of adapted HGV cabs to police to support their activities; the development of a comprehensive Van Driver Toolkit information service; and launching CALMDriver, a suicide prevention and mental health resource specifically designed for CV drivers.

Prior to joining National Highways, Mark was with Freight Transport Association (LUK) for over 30 years where he latterly developed and managed their award-winning Van Excellence programme.

Road Safety and Operation Tramline

National Highways have little direct enforcement powers but do work closely with those who do. Mark’s presentation will cover cooperative working with various Police forces using adapted HGV cabs and other innovative projects.