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EU CV legislation under focus at FTA Fleet Engineer Conference

Aimed at those with responsibility for specifying commercial vehicles, ensuring roadworthiness compliance and maintaining vehicles, the event takes place on Thursday 27 October 2016 at The Park Royal Hotel, Warrington.

The conference brings together key industry figures to provide delegates with an overview in the latest developments in commercial vehicle technology, forthcoming maintenance legislation changes and best practice advice.

The event will be chaired by the FTA's head of engineering, Andy Mair, who said:  “The Fleet Engineer Conference is a must-attend event which offers practical help to enable engineers to better manage their fleet for the next year and beyond. 

“This year’s programme includes technical issues currently affecting fleet engineers, as well as future legislative changes, to ensure vehicle fleets and maintenance procedures operate to their highest potential in a safe, efficient and sustainable way.”

Attendees will also hear from keynote speaker Kevin Rooney, Traffic Commissioner for the north east of England who will outline both his and his colleagues priorities for compliance. 

Rooney will be talking about the importance of maintenance provision and meeting compliance standards for operator licence holders in the face of competing priorities; from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) for an update on load securing and enforcement.

The Fleet Engineer conference sessions will also other topical engineering issues including:

  • Enforcement priorities
  • Vehicle technology and innovation
  • DfT Low Carbon HGV Trial
  • Tyre management and safety 
  • Trailer & Body building innovation and development

The cost for FTA members is £325 + VAT for the first delegate and £275 + VAT for subsequent delegates, and for non-members £385 + VAT for the first delegate and £345 + VAT for subsequent delegates. 

For further information or to book a place go to:  or call the FTA Member Service Centre on 08717 11 22 22.

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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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