Iveco throws weight behind FTA Transport Manager 2009 seminars Mon May 18 15:15:00 BST 2009

"In what is going to be a tough year for the industry, vehicle manufacturers and operators have a shared set of core priorities linked to getting the best out of the commercial vehicles businesses operate. In practice that means operational flexibility, reliability, minimum downtime and fuel efficiency. Iveco’s involvement in Transport Manager 2009 underlines our commitment to these objectives."

Nigel Emms, Iveco’s Director of Brand and Communication

Truck manufacturer Iveco has joined forces with the Freight Transport Association (FTA) for its annual Transport Manager seminars, providing businesses with a competitive edge in tough conditions.

Transport Manager 2009 will take place across twelve UK venues during the autumn and will give freight and logistics companies an overview of forthcoming transport legislation, emerging enforcement priorities for the year ahead and guidance on operational best practice.

Iveco will showcase its vehicle range and senior engineers from the company will discuss vehicle developments that will help operators to reduce costs and improve road safety.

Nigel Emms, Iveco’s Director of Brand and Communication, said:

“In what is going to be a tough year for the industry, vehicle manufacturers and operators have a shared set of core priorities linked to getting the best out of the commercial vehicles businesses operate. In practice that means operational flexibility, reliability, minimum downtime and fuel efficiency. Iveco’s involvement in Transport Manager 2009 underlines our commitment to these objectives.”

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

“Transport Manager 2009 is designed to ensure operators are on top of their game as they enter 2010. Understanding what can be expected of vehicle developments in wider efficiency improvements is essential if a competitive edge is to be maintained. Iveco’s involvement this year is therefore most welcome.”

In addition to vehicle developments, Transport Manager 2009 will focus on changes to the HGV testing regime, developments in VOSA’s system of roadside enforcement activity, managing agency driver compliance and upcoming Health and Safety Executive targeting of the transport sector.

Notes for editors

1. Venues and dates for FTA Transport Manager 2009:

Maidstone – 16 September
Cwmbran – 23 September
Warrington – 30 September
Bradford – 7 October
Newcastle (County Down) – 14 October
Durham – 21 October
Cambridge – 28 October
Yeovil – 4 November
Dunblane – 10 November
Sheffield – 18 November
Birmingham – 24 November
Ascot – 2 December

2. Limited free press places are available at each event. For further details please call Jackie Langridge on 01892 552253 or email jlangridge@fta.co.uk

3. Attendance is open to members of FTA at £315 plus VAT for the first delegate and £265 for subsequent delegates, and to non-members at £375 plus VAT for the first delegate and £335 for subsequent delegates. Call the FTA Member Service Centre on 08717 11 22 22 for registration.

4. Iveco designs, manufactures, and markets a broad range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, city and intercity buses and coaches as well as special vehicles for applications such as fire fighting, off-road missions, defence and civil protection. Iveco employs over 27,000 people and runs 27 production units in 16 Countries in the world using excellent technologies developed in 6 research centres. Besides Europe, the company operates in China, Russia, Australia and Latin America. More than 6,000 service outlets in over 100 Countries guarantee technical support wherever in the world an Iveco vehicle is at work.

5. The Freight Transport Association represents the transport interests of companies moving goods by road, rail, sea and air. FTA members operate over 220,000 goods vehicles – almost half the UK fleet. In addition they consign over 90 per cent of the freight moved by rail and over 70 per cent of sea and air freight. FTA’s website can be found at www.fta.co.uk

For further information please contact FTA’s media team on 01892 552255/01892 552253 or, out of hours, on 07985 874248 or 07818 450425.

 

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