CHIEF: Dave Rowlands elected Chairman
Dave Rowlands has been elected Chairman of the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) National Road Freight Council.
Mr Rowlands, Technical Services Director at Wincanton Group, is currently Chair of the FTA’s West Midlands Regional Freight Council.
He takes over from Eric Fisher, of DS Smith, who saw the Council defeat proposals from DVLA to increase fees on all vocational licence transactions from zero to £20.
Under a two-year term, Mr Fisher also helped steer the Department for Transport in their approach to the Driver CPC review in Brussels, and get tolls removed from the proposed A14.
Mr Rowlands said: “I am delighted to receive Council’s election in this special year as FTA celebrates its 125th anniversary of representing the logistics industry.
“FTA’s freight council process is critical in ensuring that the association speaks for the freight industry with well-informed views which reflect the experiences of operators in the real world.”
The National Road Freight Council direct FTA policy in their representations to government, Brussels and other authorities.
They also elected Vincent Brickley of Tandem Transport and Chris Hall of Asda as Vice Chairs.