FTA Fleet Engineer Conference focusing on EU commercial vehicle legislation.

12 August, 16

EU commercial vehicle legislation and developments will be in focus at the forthcoming FTA Fleet Engineer Conference later this year with Volvo Trucks as headline sponsor.

The Freight Transport Association event brings together key industry figures providing delegates with a unique and exclusive opportunity to hear the very latest developments in commercial vehicle technology, forthcoming maintenance legislation changes and best practice advice, ideal for those with responsibility for specifying commercial vehicles, ensuring roadworthiness compliance and maintaining vehicles.

FTA’s Fleet Engineer Conference 2016 will be chaired by FTA’s Head of Engineering, Andy Mair, who said:  “The Fleet Engineer Conference is a must-attend event which offers practical help to enable engineers to better manage their fleet for the next year and beyond.

“This year’s programme includes technical issues currently affecting fleet engineers, as well as future legislative changes, to ensure vehicle fleets and maintenance procedures operate to their highest potential in a safe, efficient and sustainable way.”

Attendees will also hear from keynote speaker Kevin Rooney, Traffic Commissioner for the north-east of England who will outline both he and his colleagues priorities for compliance.

Mr Rooney will be talking about the importance of maintenance provision and meeting compliance standards for operator licence holders in the face of competing priorities; from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) for an update on load securing and enforcement.

FTA Fleet Engineer is sponsored by Brigade Electronics, Goodyear, Isuzu Trucks, Reflex & Allen and Texaco, takes place on Thursday 27 October 2016 at The Park Royal Hotel, Warrington.

The Fleet Engineer conference sessions will also other topical engineering issues including:


  • Enforcement priorities
  • Vehicle technology and innovation
  • DfT Low Carbon HGV Trial
  • Tyre management and safety
  • Trailer & Body building innovation and development


The cost for FTA members is £325 + VAT for the first delegate and £275 + VAT for subsequent delegates, and for non-members £385 + VAT for the first delegate and £345 + VAT for subsequent delegates.  For further information or to book a place go to:  http://www.fta.co.uk/events/Fleet-Engineer-Conference-2016.html or call the FTA Member Service Centre on 08717 11 22 22.


Notes for editors

Complimentary press places to attend the FTA Fleet Engineer Conference are available on request to the press office.

For further information, please contact the FTA press office via email: [email protected] or call 01892 552255.


Date/Venue: Thursday 27th October 2016 at The Park Royal Hotel, Warrington

The 2016 Fleet Engineer Conference sponsors are:

  • Volvo Trucks, Brigade, Goodyear, Isuzu, Reflex & Allen and Texaco
  • And is supported by – IRTE

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The Freight Transport Association 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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