THE FREIGHT AGENDA FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND BUSINESS
The interface between freight operators and local authorities is the theme for the Freight Transport Association Freight Summit 2007, to be held at One Great George Street, Westminster on Thursday 1 March.
Chaired by BBC broadcaster John Humphrys and introduced by a keynote speech from transport minister Stephen Ladyman, the event will consider the increasing need to reduce the environmental impact of freight transport: the prospects of considering alternative modes of transport to roads, notably rail freight; the future prospects for reducing sensitive lorry miles and urban congestion by the growth of consolidation centres; and the experiences and opportunities for reviewing delivery curfew restrictions in order to reduce daytime deliveries.
This year’s FTA Summit will be particularly attractive to local authorities and their transport managers, to transport planners and to highways and traffic engineers as well as supply chain, logistics and operations directors, transport managers and retail distribution managers.
The event is produced in partnership with the Department for Transport and supported by Transport for London, the Local Government Association and Freight on Rail.
By arrangement with the Department for Transport, local authority delegates will qualify for a special reduced price.
For further details and to book a place go to: http://www.fta.co.uk/services/events/freightsummit2007/index.htm