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Traffic Commissioner to address FTA Transport Manager events

The Freight Transport Association’s Transport Manager conference series goes on tour again for 2014

THE Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) nationwide Transport Manager series of conferences has become an established event for all transport managers, providing the latest information, guidance and best-practice advice on forthcoming legislation and enforcement changes.

A keynote address by the Traffic Commissioner will be one of the highlights of the Transport Manager conference series, along with an event session on ‘Tackling the Driver Shortage’ which will give advice on the recruitment of qualified and dependable vocational HGV drivers.


At the 2014 series of events, which are sponsored by Goodyear and Volvo, delegates will also hear from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). During one of the presentations, the DVSA will be unveiling its systems approach to recognizing individual operator culture and its attitude to compliance, outlining enforcement priorities for the coming year, discussing how the Agency is working in partnership with industry, and providing an insight into the future enforcement of the seriously non-compliant.

In addition, the Highways Agency will discuss pressures on the strategic road network and how it deals with challenges such as minimizing the impact of road closures. Other key sessions will include presentations on ‘Trucks of the Future’ and understanding the new ‘Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness’. FTA experts will also cover the latest legislation and the impact it will have on operators.

The Transport Manager series will be on the road throughout the UK from September to  December 2014, as follows: 10 September–Brands Hatch; 17 September–Durham; 24 September–Warrington; 1 October–Leeds; 8 October–Taunton; 15 October–Huntingdon; 22 October–Chepstow; 29 October–Dunblane; 5 November–Sheffield; 12 November–Southampton; 19 November–Slough; and 3 December–Birmingham.

The cost for FTA members is £295 plus VAT for the first delegate and £265 plus VAT for subsequent delegates (non-members £395 plus VAT for the first delegate and £365 plus VAT for subsequent delegates). For bookings, call the FTA Member Service Centre on tel: 08717 112222; or email: [email protected]


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