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EC whole vehicle type approval on agenda for VCA at FTA conference

In their keynote address during the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA’s) first EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) conference on 11 June 2013, Vehicle Certificate Agency’s (VCA) Mike Protheroe is scheduled to provide delegates with an overview of ECWVTA, the impact on the manufacturer, bodybuilding and vehicle supply industry.

In addition to the VCA spokesperson, attendees will also hear from the Nigel Maden of VOSA who will be informing delegates of Individual Vehicle Approval, and changes affecting trailers entering into service.

The event has been designed to concentrate extensively on EC rulings on construction standards for road vehicles which are being implemented on a European-wide basis for Whole Vehicle Type Approval, and will focus on the requirements of the directive which are being gradually introduced until October 2014.

With the European rules set to apply to vehicles not previously covered, including vans, trucks and trailers as well as other special purpose vehicles, FTA realise the importance of this event which due to popular demand has had to change venue and will now be held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel.

FTA’s EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval conference is also aimed at operators who are considering buying a ‘one-off’ vehicle but may not be aware of the complexities involved in the Whole Vehicle Type Approval as it will explore how the requirements of the legislation will affect vehicle construction standards and procedures, vehicle design and build processes, registration and entry into service.

Included within the sessions of the FTA EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval conference are:

• Background to ECWVTA
• How ECWVTA will impact on manufacturers and bodybuilders
• Single and multi-stage vehicle build requirements
• New requirements for trailers going into service
• Impact on operators and advice from industry experts

In addition delegates attending will also benefit from an extensive seminar programme including:

• Understanding how Whole Vehicle Type Approval legislation and requirements will affect vehicle specification, construction, build processes and entry into service
• Saving time with all the key information required to keep ahead of the changes
• Understanding how they can plan ahead to ensure requirements of whole vehicle type approval and the impact on their vehicle specification and operation

To book your place at the FTA EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval conference;
Logon to: www.fta.co.uk or call 08717 112222

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