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FTA Fleet Engineer Conference Focusing On EU Commercial Vehicle Legislation

By Maddy Price
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 15:24

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EU commercial vehicle legislation and developments will be in focus at the forthcoming FTA Fleet Engineer Conference later this year with Volvo Trucks as headline sponsor.

The Freight Transport Association event brings together key industry figures providing delegates with a unique and exclusive opportunity to hear the very latest developments in commercial vehicle technology, forthcoming maintenance legislation changes and best practice advice, ideal for those with responsibility for specifying commercial vehicles, ensuring roadworthiness compliance and maintaining vehicles.

FTA’s Fleet Engineer Conference 2016 will be chaired by FTA’s Head of Engineering, Andy Mair (Pictured), who said:  “The Fleet Engineer Conference is a must-attend event which offers practical help to enable engineers to better manage their fleet for the next year and beyond.

“This year’s programme includes technical issues currently affecting fleet engineers, as well as future legislative changes, to ensure vehicle fleets and maintenance procedures operate to their highest potential in a safe, efficient and sustainable way.”

Attendees will also hear from keynote speaker Kevin Rooney, Traffic Commissioner for the north-east of England who will outline both he and his colleagues priorities for compliance.

Mr Rooney will be talking about the importance of maintenance provision and meeting compliance standards for operator licence holders in the face of competing priorities; from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) for an update on load securing and enforcement.

FTA Fleet Engineer is sponsored by Brigade Electronics, Goodyear, Isuzu Trucks, Reflex & Allen and Texaco, takes place on Thursday 27 October 2016 at The Park Royal Hotel, Warrington.

The Fleet Engineer conference sessions will also other topical engineering issues including:

  • Enforcement priorities
  • Vehicle technology and innovation
  • DfT Low Carbon HGV Trial
  • Tyre management and safety
  • Trailer & Body building innovation and development

The cost for FTA members is £325 + VAT for the first delegate and £275 + VAT for subsequent delegates, and for non-members £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/Fleet-Engineer-Conference-2016.html  or call the FTA Member Service Centre on 08717 11 22 22.

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