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FTA’s Tillyer to serve further two-year term as EuroTra President

James Tillyer of the Freight Transport Association’s Consultancy team has been re-elected President of the European Transport Training Association (EuroTra) for a further two-year term at the organisation’s Summer General Assembly meeting in Bucharest.

EuroTra is an international network of leading training institutes and organisations within the transport and logistics industry. It aims to improve, refine and harmonise training practices so that roads become safer, workers increase their skills and the industry can continue to be the lifeblood of European industry.

James Tillyer said:
"I am delighted to be re-elected as EuroTra’s President. We have made great steps towards reinforcing the importance of high quality training in transport and logistics, and over the next two years we aim to continue to demonstrate the value of our association through the development of tools and guidance, utilising our expertise and raising awareness about who we are and what we can do.

"It’s a tough time for Europe right now, but it’s essential that we make sure training doesn’t suffer, and that we continue to invest in our transport workforce to increase skills and safety levels."

EuroTra recently launched its Safety Award for 2013. The annual EuroTra award, which was started in 2007, is open to individuals – including drivers – or organisations from right across Europe and recognises those responsible for excellent products or services aimed at improving road safety in the European road transport and logistics industry. The winner will be presented with a cheque for 5,000 euros at EuroTra’s Winter General Assembly, to be held in Prague in November.

The Award is managed by DEKRA GmbH, a leading global provider of auditing and certification services specialising in the fields of safety, environment and health. Further information, including an application form, is available from Mr Malte Stamer who can be contacted at malte.stamer@dekra.com The closing date for entries is 27 September 2013.

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