Minister to address FTA transport manager conference in Belfast.

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Chris Hazzard MLA, Minister for Infrastructure, will give the keynote speech at the Freight Transport Association’s Transport Manager 2017 – Northern Ireland conference sponsored by Iveco, which takes place at The Culloden Hotel, Cultra, on Wednesday 15 March.

Other speakers include Jeremy Logan, Head of Roadside Enforcement at the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA), who will discuss current enforcement and future plans and developments. Pat Delaney, the DVA’s Director of Operations, will talk about commercial vehicle testing in Northern Ireland, including pass & fail statistics, the reasons for failures and regional variations in vehicle pass rates; advice to transport managers when putting vehicles in for testing; and plans for new test centres across Northern Ireland.

Inspector Rosie Leech from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) will cover the subject of insecure loads, the use of mobile phones while driving, breakdowns on the strategic road network and new alcohol limits for vocational drivers.

Other topics to be covered include:

Brexit and Logistics (interactive session)
Avoiding incidents on the highway
Leading transport safety at work
Industry accreditation and earned recognition
Enhancing performance and increasing efficiency

Seamus Leheny, FTA Policy and Membership Manager for Northern Ireland, who will be chairing the event, said:

“We are delighted that the Minister is able to join us for our Transport Manager Conference in March and look forward to hearing what he has to say. The programme focuses on the most pressing industry issues for transport managers and it promises to be a most enjoyable and informative day.”

For further information or to book a place go to www.fta.co.uk/events or call the FTA Member Services on 03717 11 22 22.

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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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