FTA members pay testament to 2015 Transport Manager Conferences

As the popular Freight Transport Association (FTA) Transport Manager conference series began today (9 September), members of the Association voiced their reasons for attending the events:

Julie Davies, Fleet & Plant Compliance Manager – Amey, said:

“Attending the FTA conferences gives our transport managers the opportunity to speak with Traffic Commissioners and fellow industry members.  The event discusses the many challenges that Government legalisation brings and the best way forward to operate within the law.  For 2015 Amey has over 55 employees attending the seminars held across the UK.  Being a member of the FTA demonstrates Amey’s level of professionalism and enthusiasm towards industry.”

Another FTA member is the London Borough of Redbridge.  Its Head of Transport Engineering Service, Eddie Cross, commented:

“If you are in the unfortunate position to face a Traffic Commissioner at a public inquiry, one of the questions asked is what you – the transport manager – have done to keep up with changes in the industry.  The FTA Transport Manager conferences are an excellent start to being able to answer.”

FTA’s Transport Manager 2015 was launched this morning at Brands Hatch and will tour the country until December.  The conferences give transport managers and those in charge of road transport fleets the opportunity to hear from key industry speakers and experts such as their local Traffic Commissioner on the latest issues affecting their operation, preparing them for the year ahead.

One of the key sessions examines the issue of how to maintain a skilled workforce, including where to go for new staff, how to engage with the staff you have and what training and development opportunities are there for the future.

Other sessions at FTA Transport Manager 2015 include:

The Traffic Commissioners on their priorities for the coming year
The implications for drivers following the inquiry into the Glasgow bin lorry accident
Managing the road network and congestion – in particular issues surrounding Operation Stack
Summary of air quality and environmental measures
Driver crisis – where are new drivers going to come from?
Next generation enforcement – linked in with earned recognition
Euro VI – have our concerns and fears been confirmed?
For full details or to book a place for Transport Manager 2015 go to http://transportmanager.fta.co.uk or call the FTA Member Service Centre on 08717 11 22 22.

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