The Freight Transport Association has announced that Senior Traffic Commissioner Richard Turfitt, and his colleagues, will be present at all 10 of the Association’s conferences this autumn.
Key issues will include vehicle camera technology, HGV terrorism security, legislation changes and other important information and advice to help transport managers remain compliant.
Turfitt says he sees the events, which are taking place up and down the UK between September and November, as an important engagement tool, allowing operators to understand the regulator’s perspective and share their concerns about the industry.
“The role of Transport Manager, whether statutory or voluntary, is key to most operators managing their safety and compliance. Traffic Commissioners recognise the value of operators and Transport Managers who want to get things right,” he said. “These events offer a valuable opportunity to ensure that safety management is effective and up to date, which is why Traffic Commissioners are delighted to again be part of the FTA’s Transport Manager series. It also allows opportunity for us to engage with local operators and to hear about the key issues affecting their businesses.”
The conferences, supported by Microlise, Brigade Electronics and Goodyear Tyres for 2017, have been running for more than 20 years. More than 1200 delegates attended the series last year and five new venues have been chosen for this year to enable more delegates to be accommodated.
Last year’s events focussed on a mock inquiry, which examined the steps leading up to a fictional tragic incident on our roads resulting in the death of a little girl. The content included specially created video content, which spurred lively debate.
For a full list of 2017 dates and venues or to book a place see ftatransportmanager.co.uk or call the FTA Member Service Centre on 03717 11 22 22.
The cost for FTA members is £295 plus VAT for the first delegate and £265 plus VAT for subsequent delegates; for non-FTA members £395 plus VAT for the first delegate and £365 plus VAT for subsequent delegates.
Event Dates & Locations
19 Sep – Newcastle, Newcastle Marriott Hotel
27 Sep – Knutsford, The Mere Golf Resort and Spa
4 Oct – Newport, The Celtic Manor Resort
10 Oct – Yeovil, Haynes Motor Museum
18 Oct – Peterborough, Holiday Inn
1 Nov – Doncaster, Doncaster Racecourse
8 Nov – Dunblane, Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro
14 Nov – Southampton, Hilton at the Ageas Bowl
22 Nov – London, The Kia Oval
29 Nov – Coventry, The Ricoh Arena