Need for more clarity as FTA compliance event sold out Tue May 12 14:09:00 BST 2009

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) leads the way in providing compliance guidance on the latest enforcement and roadworthiness issues. Its sell-out Local Authority Conference in May shows the importance of compliance issues affecting local authorities and their contractors and proves there is a strong need for practical guidance in the face of major legislative changes this year.

Simon Chapman, FTA’s General Manager - Information, said:

“There is a real need within councils up and down the UK for clarity regarding the glut of new legislation coming their way.

“The success of our sell-out conference indicates how important it is for staff within local authorities and their contractors to ensure they are up to speed with their legal requirements, including graduated fixed penalties which came into force last month.”

Notes for editors

The FTA Local Authority Conference, which is sold out, will be held on Tuesday 19 May in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Areas to be covered in the conference include:

 changes to the roadside enforcement regime and annual testing for commercial vehicles;

 compliance standards through driver training and competence assessment;

 environmental improvements and reduced costs through vehicle specification best practice.

This event is sponsored by William Smith, BT Fleet and Lloyds TSB Autolease.

For further information please contact FTA’s media team on 01892 552255/01892 552253 or, out of hours on 07818 450425.


FTA Press Office

01892 552255