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FTA transport manager conference to address vehicle terrorism threats

The Freight Transport Association’s annual Transport Manager Northern Ireland Conference is to return to Belfast, providing operators with information and advice on latest industry issues.

Fleets are being urged to take action on counter terrorism
Tackling vehicle terrorism has been identified as a key issue for 2018 by the BVRLA.

This includes preventing vehicle use in terrorism activity – highlighted as a key challenge for 2018 by the BVRLA, which recently published a check list of security measures. Latest research by training provider Fleet Source has found three-quarters (74%) of drivers are being offered little to no training to assist them in protecting their vehicle against the risk of being taken for use in a terror attack.

The FTA Transport Manager Conference, which takes place on Thursday 24 May at the Culloden Estate and Spa, will also see John McGrath, deputy secretary – transport and resources at the Department for Infrastructure, provide an insight into some of the key transport issues for the Northern Ireland administration in the upcoming year.

Other subjects to be covered at the event include:

  • Enforcement priorities and roadside stops
  • Vehicle technology and in-cab cameras
  • City centre truck restrictions and the manufacturers’ perspective
  • Apprenticeships and skills

For further information or to book a place, click here.

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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