The Freight Transport Association’s Transport Manager conference series, sponsored by Bridgestone Tyres, returns once again this September to 10 venues across the country. The events will highlight key issues for those working in the logistics industry, to help them remain compliant and up to speed on the latest developments in legislation and professional advice.
FTA Transport Manager 2017 broke all previous attendance records, exceeding 1300 delegates for the first time in the event’s history. Several new venues have been chosen for this year’s series, to enable even more delegates to attend.
This year’s conferences will give delegates the chance to hear from a range of senior industry experts and policy makers, and will include a ‘your questions answered’ session with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). Other topics to be covered by the event’s knowledgeable speakers include Earned Recognition, urban access, the recently relaunched Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme (LERS), smart tachographs and managing your maintenance provider. The popular FTA Member Advice Centre interactive quiz will return, and the association’s experts will be on hand throughout the day to advise on legislation and compliance issues.
James Firth, FTA’s Head of Road Freight Regulation Policy, said: “These events are an essential tool to help transport managers stay up-to-date with ever-changing legislation and best practice across the industry. The fact that numbers have grown year-on-year illustrates the regard in which they are held by operators. Compliance is key in the logistics industry and the Transport Manager conferences provide reassurance that operators are equipped with the most current information available, as well as the chance to ask questions of those formulating the rules by which transport managers must operate.”
To attend, 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. This price includes access to all the exclusive conference sessions, a full package of refreshments throughout the day, and a goodie bag, packed with useful information.
Transport Manager is also sponsored by Brigade Electronics and Microlise and will be touring the UK from September to December 2018:
20 September – Yeovil
26 September – Doncaster
3 October – Southampton
16 October – Peterborough
18 October – Knutsford
23 October – Glasgow
31 October – Chepstow
7 November – Newcastle Upon Tyne
21 November – London
28 November – Birmingham