FTA Transport Manager Seminars: invaluable advice; amazing prize Mon Aug 03 14:12:00 BST 2009

"This fantastic prize reinforces the value that Iveco sees in partnering FTA in the Transport Manager events, even when trading conditions are exceptionally tough."

James Hookham, FTA’s Policy Director

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) will be running 12 Transport Manager seminars across the UK from the autumn. The seminars will provide operators with a comprehensive update of enforcement changes, as well as compliance best practice and cost-saving advice. Attendees will also be given the chance to win a three-day, all-expenses paid trip of a lifetime for two to Maranello, Italy to visit the Ferrari factory and museum, courtesy of European truck manufacturer Iveco.

James Hookham, FTA’s Policy Director, said:

“This fantastic prize reinforces the value that Iveco sees in partnering FTA in the Transport Manager events, even when trading conditions are exceptionally tough.”

Speakers from the enforcement authorities and regulatory bodies will be joined by industry and legal experts to arm attendees with advice to help them deal with the raft of cost and compliance challenges facing them.

Hookham concluded:

“The transport industry is having to adapt to a sea change in the way vehicles are tested and the way legislation is enforced at the roadside, and all in the midst of a crippling recession. With margins being squeezed ever tighter it is not the time for transport managers to take their eyes off the ball.

“Transport Manager is a must for operators wanting to manage costs and ensure they are fully equipped to face planned changes to legislation in the year ahead and stay on top of their compliance and duty of care responsibilities.”

Notes for editors

1. Itinerary for the trip to Ferrari (subject to availability of flights and factory visit timings):

Day 1
Flight from Gatwick to Bologna
Transfer to hotel followed by dinner

Day 2
Travel to Maranello
Visit to Ferrari factory
Lunch at local restaurant
Ferrari museum visit
Return to hotel with sightseeing tour followed by dinner

Day 3
Breakfast
Return flight from Bologna to Gatwick

2. The prize draw will take place at the final Transport Manager event in Ascot on 2 December and will be open to all delegates attending the Transport Manager 2009 series. Entry will be by business card and limited to one card per delegate.

3. Transport Manager 2009 takes place between 16 September and 2 December 2009. Full detail of the one-day programme, venue locations and dates are available at http://www.fta.co.uk/services/conferences-and-events/2009/transport-manager/

4. Images and full details of event rules will be available from Liam Northfield (lnorthfield@fta.co.uk) or Jackie Langridge (jlangridge@fta.co.uk).

For media 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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