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VOSA to make keynote address at FTA Van Excellence conferences

The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) will be making the keynote address at each of this year’s Freight Transport Association Van Excellence conferences, providing the opportunity for delegates to hear at first hand VOSA’s views on the general operational standards of vans across the UK and the van world generally. VOSA is determined to improve van operational standards and makes no secret of its intention to significantly ramp up the number of roadside inspections and other enforcement activity.

The Van Excellence conference will be held at three venues around the country during 2013, and is sponsored by Van Excellence industry partners ATS Euromaster, BT Fleet, Hertz, Route Monkey and TomTom Business Solutions, who will be on hand at each event to talk with delegates about their role as industry partners with Van Excellence.

Other issues covered by the conference include:
Managing road risk in light commercial vehicles
Reducing operational costs
Getting the vehicle specification right
An insider’s view of future vehicle technology
Legal update from the van operator’s point of view
Mark Cartwright, FTA’s Head of Vans said:

"This is a ‘must attend’ event for anyone operating vans or involved in the van industry, and we are delighted that VOSA has agreed to come along and provide its views on the issues facing van operators."

The conference will take place on Thursday 2 May in Sheffield, Thursday 16 May in Slough and on Tuesday 29 October in Dunblane. 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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