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FTA announces series of Scottish Transport Manager events

Delegates at the conference in Dunblane on 29 October will also hear from the Traffic Commissioner for Scotland, Joan Aitken, on the latest compliance developments and the TCs’ future priorities, and from Gordon MacDonald and Gordon Thompson of the DVSA on the enforcer’s view of traffic regulations in Scotland.

Speaking about the conference, Margaret Simpson, FTA country manager for Scotland, said: ‘This is a great opportunity for our Scottish members to hear from and speak to some of the key stakeholders within the Scottish freight transport and logistics industry.  I am interested to hear their views and understanding of the implications of the recent referendum result in particular, and whether the Transport Minster or Traffic Commissioner believe that there will be any impacts on the Scottish logistics sector.

‘FTA is looking forward to what promises to be a very informative and engaging conference for its members and we hope to catch up with many of them personally on the day.’

Other key sessions at the Transport Manager event in Dunblane include:

  • Understanding the new Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness
  • Tackling the driver shortage
  • Trucks of the future
  • The Strategic Road Network – planning for the unexpected
  • What happens next … following the Referendum, FTA takes a look at what the ‘No’ vote could mean for the logistics industry.

FTA’s Transport Manager conferences, sponsored by Goodyear and Volvo Trucks, are designed to arm transport managers with the tools they need to meet the challenges of an increasingly pressured environment in which their role is often changing.

The cost for FTA members is £295 plus VAT for the first delegate and £265 plus VAT for subsequent delegates; for non-members £395 plus VAT for the first delegate and £365 plus VAT for subsequent delegates.

Venues and dates for FTA Transport Manager 2014:

Wednesday 8 October – Taunton

Wednesday 15 October – Huntingdon

Wednesday 22 October – Chepstow

Wednesday 29 October – Dunblane

Wednesday 5 November – Sheffield

Wednesday 12 November – Southampton

Wednesday 19 November – Slough

Wednesday 3 December – Birmingham

To book a place, call the FTA Member Service Centre on 08717 11 22 22

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