Transport minister Paul Clark will be the keynote speaker at the Freight Transport Association’s annual Urban Logistics Conference, which takes place in London on 10 March. Mr Clark will discuss the launch of the quiet deliveries demonstration scheme, a joint project between FTA, the Noise Abatement Society and the Department for Transport which aims to promote the consideration of out-of-hours deliveries by local authorities and the relaxation of delivery curfews. He will also discuss the importance of Freight Quality Partnerships.
FTA’s Stephen Kelly said:
"Businesses and local authorities share a joint goal in the efficient management of goods deliveries in crowded towns and city centres. It is paramount that both parties’ requirements are understood in order to create workable solutions that seamlessly service the demands of local businesses and residents alike. The FTA Urban Logistics Conference aims to inform delegates of current issues, best practice and policy developments affecting urban freight deliveries."
Subjects to be covered include:
Freight Quality Partnerships
Delivery planning and management – managing the conflict between deliveries and legislation
Meeting environmental obligations and targets
Quiet deliveries demonstration project
EU Urban Transport Strategy
Ensuring safe deliveries and vehicle movements
Local authority staff can register for a special price of £99 plus VAT, which is by arrangement with the Department for Transport. The cost for FTA members is £315 + VAT for the first delegate and £265 + VAT for subsequent delegates; for non members £375 + VAT for the first delegate and £335 + VAT for subsequent delegates. Call the FTA Member Service Centre on 08717 11 22 22 for registration or further information.