A keynote address by the Traffic Commissioner will be one of the highlights of the Freight Transport Association’s Transport Manager conference series which takes place this autumn at 12 venues around the UK. This will include current policy and strategy from the Traffic Commissioner’s perspective.
A session ‘Tackling the Driver Shortage’ will give advice on the recruitment of qualified and dependable vocational HGV drivers, which looks set to present increasing challenges as we progress through 2014. A faster than expected economic recovery and the associated increase in logistics activity, not to mention the September Driver CPC deadline, is raising forecasts for the number of drivers required this autumn. The session will cover barriers to driver recruitment, Government-backed initiatives and other public support programmes, and accreditation and auditing schemes which support sourcing and recruitment of drivers.
Other speakers include the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), the Highways Agency, Goodyear, Volvo and FTA experts.
The 2014 conference series will include the following sessions:
Industry update by the Traffic Commissioner
DVSA enforcement priorities
Understanding the new Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness
Factors influencing future truck design and use
Tackling the driver shortage
The FTA Transport Manager interactive quiz
Road network contingency planning
The FTA Transport Manager Calendar 2014-15
The Transport Manager series will be on the road throughout the UK from September to December 2014 at the following venues:
Wednesday 10 September – Brands Hatch
Wednesday 17 September – Durham
Wednesday 24 September – Warrington
Wednesday 1 October – Leeds
Wednesday 8 October – Taunton
Wednesday 15 October – Huntingdon
Wednesday 22 October – Chepstow
Wednesday 29 October – Dunblane
Wednesday 5 November – Sheffield
Wednesday 12 November – Southampton
Wednesday 19 November – Slough
Wednesday 3 December – Birmingham
The cost for FTA members is £295 plus VAT for the first delegate and £265 plus VAT for subsequent delegates; for non-members £395 plus VAT for the first delegate and £365 plus VAT for subsequent delegates.
To book a place call the FTA Member Service Centre on 08717 11 22 22, complete the online booking form at http://www.fta.co.uk/events/Transport_Manager_Conferences_2014.html or email firstname.lastname@example.org