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Delegates herald FTA Transport Manager 2012 a huge success

The Freight Transport Association’s Transport Manager seminars are once again proving popular, with 98 per cent of delegates attending expressing their satisfaction in a customer survey, and 98 per cent stating that they would be likely to attend again in the future.

Feedback from delegates included Lee Jackson of HSS Hire Services, who said of the Traffic Commissioner session: "Enlightening hour, very stimulating, helped focus the mind on key practices,", and Sam Barnes from Hertz, who commented: "It’s important for Hertz to attend the FTA Transport Manager seminar, as it keeps us up-to-date with all the legislation and compliance."

The customer survey results showed that the key address from the local Traffic Commissioner and fuel efficiency are two of the most popular sessions on the seminar programme.

The ‘hour with your Traffic Commissioner’ at the Warrington seminar was hosted by Senior Traffic Commissioner Beverley Bell, who said: "This is the one date on my calendar that I, along with all the other Traffic Commissioners, make sure we can attend. It’s vital that we can engage with the transport managers and do what we can to help them in their role."

The Warrington Transport Manager seminar was filmed by FTA, illustrating the diversity of the events and the film can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyqIyFcyOro&feature=plcp

The Transport Manager seminars are sponsored by leading tyre manufacturer Goodyear, who will be giving away a full set of car tyres to one lucky delegate at the end of the series, plus a Goodyear goody bag at each venue. FTA Transport Manager 2012 is also sponsored by Blue Tree Systems and map&guide.

Key sessions at Transport Manager 2012 include:

– Local Traffic Commissioner
– Vehicle engineering update
– Safety in logistics
– Improving fuel efficiency through targeting driver behaviour
– VOSA on the compliance, enforcement and annual test experience
– Employment legislation developments
– Million Pound Drop – an interactive session on compliance issues

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 www.fta.co.uk/keepuptospeed

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