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Bookings for Freight transport association’s Transport manager smash the 500 mark

Bookings for this year’s Transport Manager Series are well ahead of schedule according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA). Sponsored by leading tyre manufacturer Goodyear and one of the world’s leading energy providers Shell, the theme of this year’s series of seminars is ‘be prepared’. However, even the leading trade body wasn’t expecting to have smashed the 500 barrier so soon in its campaign.

Pippa Attwood, Director of Membership, Marketing and Communications, said:
"We were confident we had a very strong line up of speakers and topics for Transport Manager 2011, and as our booking numbers already suggest this view seems to be shared by industry.

"Clearly, there are some very real challenges facing transport managers from high fuel prices and extreme winter weather to the legal framework within which they operate; Transport Manager 2011 will help them fill in any gaps in their knowledge and arm them with the latest best practice guidance."

FTA’s autumn series of Transport Manager Seminars takes place across the UK from September to November. Expert speakers from organisations such as VOSA, the Highways Agency and Backhouse Jones Solicitors, as well as the FTA Member Advice Centre and other key FTA staff, will advise delegates on the very latest legislation, and how to keep their operation at the forefront of best practice and compliance procedures.

Key sessions at Transport Manager 2011 include:
Changes to Operator Licensing, CPC and the role of transport managers in 2012
Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) test centre closures and Authorised Testing Facilities Cutting costs, cutting fuel, cutting carbon
Who wants to be a transport manager? – interactive learning session
Extreme weather – are you prepared for winter 2011?
Agency Worker Directive explained Key transport developments expected in 2012
Venues and dates for FTA Transport Manager 2011:

Wednesday 14 September: Chatham

Wednesday 21 September: Chepstow

Wednesday 28 September: Warrington

Wednesday 5 October: Bradford

Tuesday 11 October: Belfast*

Wednesday 19 October: Cambridge

Wednesday 26 October: Durham

Tuesday 1 November: Dunblane

Wednesday 9 November: Sheffield

Wednesday 16 November: Birmingham

Wednesday 23 November: Yeovil

Wednesday 30 November: Ascot

The price for FTA members is £325 plus VAT for the first delegate and £275 plus VAT for subsequent delegates; the cost for non-members is £385 plus VAT for the first delegate and £345 plus VAT for subsequent delegates.

To book a place, call the FTA Member Service Centre on 08717 11 22 22 or go to http://www.fta.co.uk/events/transport_manager_2011.html

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