FTA Chief Executive Elect David Wells to Speak at Microlise Transport Conference

“Working together is the key to success when it comes to telematics” will be the key message from the FTA within its presentation at the 2015 Microlise Transport Conference.

David-Wells-FTA-WebRepresenting the Freight Transport Association (FTA) at this year’s conference will be David Wells (chief executive elect), who will be speaking at the event. Mr Wells will focus on the issues that the logistics sector face on a day-to-day basis, and how collaboration is at the heart of industry success moving forward.

The FTA recognises the importance of supporting and working closely with its members, helping them to deliver safe, efficient and sustainable logistics. One aspect of this is Telematics which play an important role in helping freight operators to reduce costs, improve safety and their environmental impact, whilst ensuring that they remain compliant. This will be included within the presentation by David Wells – who said:

“In the freight industry – where levels of efficiency differentiate between operators, and where margins are tight, operators are turning to technology and the explanation of their data to give them efficiency gains and a competitive advantage. With over 50 years of experience in this field, FTA is able to draw from the data it has compiled to support its members. Combined with the wide range of other services we can provide valuable information and advice to help achieve that performance gain.”

In addition, as part of his presentation at the event, David Wells will be outlining political priorities that FTA will be submitting to the next government post general election on behalf of its members, including the much needed investment in road improvements.

Commenting on the Microlise Transport Conference, Mr Wells added:

“I am delighted to be speaking at this year’s Microlise Transport Conference as I believe it is a great forum to highlight the vital role of the logistics sector, share new ideas, and to keep up to date with the latest technology and thinking of the industry.”

The Microlise Transport Conference is free to attend and takes place at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena, on 20 May, 2015. The conference, which includes a full day’s programme supported by an industry exhibition area, will once again be chaired by motoring journalist Quentin Wilson.

The focus of the conference programme is to provide insight and information for fleet operators to help them reduce operating costs, improve service levels and reduce impact on the environment – key challenges for organisations running transport and logistics operations.

For more information, or to register for the conference, please visit www.microliseconference.com.

About Microlise
Our solutions, underpinned by market leading technology, enable our customers to reduce operating costs and environmental impact by maximising the efficiency of their fleets. Microlise has empowered its customers to save over £172m in fuel costs and reduce CO2 emissions by over 333,000 metric tonnes – equivalent to the output of 135,000 family cars – per year.

About Freight Transport Association
FTA can trace its origins back to 1889 and is recognised as the voice of the freight and logistics industry, representing the transport interests of companies moving goods by road, rail, sea and air. FTA members operate over 220,000 goods vehicles – half the UK fleet – consign over 90 per cent of the freight moved by rail and 70 per cent of sea and air freight.

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