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FTA to hold inaugural Van Excellence conferences

The inaugural Freight Transport Association Van Excellence Conference – a ‘must attend’ event for anyone operating vans or involved in the van industry – will be held at three venues around the country during 2013, and places are available at a special ‘early bird’ rate during January and February.

Van Excellence is an industry-led initiative that aims to enhance standards of van operator compliance, celebrate operators who demonstrate excellence and represent the interests of the van industry. The conferences are sponsored by Van Excellence Industry Partners ATS Euromaster, Hertz and Route Monkey who will be on hand at each seminar to talk more with delegates about their role as Industry Partners with Van Excellence.

Mark Cartwright, FTA’s Head of Vans, said:

"These events will give van operators the opportunity to obtain the best advice from a practical, operational viewpoint, giving them peace of mind surrounding the operation of their van fleet. It doesn’t matter whether they are existing Van Excellence members or not, these conferences are designed to benefit anyone who operates vans."

The conferences will take place on Thursday 2 May in Sheffield, Thursday 16 May in Slough and on Tuesday 29 October in Dunblane. Key sessions include managing road risk; reducing fuel spend; vehicle specifications; future van technology; VOSA’s view of enforcement in the world of vans; current and upcoming legislative issues; and an examination of the Van Excellence scheme through the eyes of an accredited operator.

Places booked before 28 February are available at a special early bird rate of £285 + VAT per delegate. Thereafter places are available to FTA members at £325 + VAT for the first delegate and £275 + VAT for subsequent delegate and to non-FTA members at £385 + VAT for the first delegate and £345 + VAT for subsequent delegates.

For further information or to book a place, go to: http://www.fta.co.uk/events/van_excellence_conferences.html

Or call the FTA Member Service Centre on 08717 11 22 22.

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