The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is organising a series of seminars to provide up to-the-minute information on compliance and operating standards, as well as highlighting the importance of driver health and wellbeing.
Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans, the day-long events, which will take place in Glasgow, Oxford and Derby, are open to all organisations using vans during daily business.
The Operational Briefings are supported by Van Excellence Gold Partners Bott, Brigade Electronics, Hertz and Lex Autolease and are run by FTA’s Van Excellence Team.
The events will feature presentations from leading experts on mental health, stress and managing an aging workforce, with expert speakers including representatives of men’s mental health charity CALM, the NHS and FTA’s own van experts.
Mark Cartwright, head of vans at FTA, said: “Driving can be stressful and tiring and spending many hours behind the wheel isolates drivers from their friends and family. Long days and tight deadlines can also leave little time for exercise. No wonder some drivers suffer from physical and mental health problems.
“The Van Excellence scheme has safety at its heart and caring for drivers is one of the best ways for employers to improve their safety record. Anyone with a van is welcome at our operational briefings, no fleet is too small or too large.”
FTA’s Van Excellence Operational Briefings 2018 take place on 10 April at Celtic Park, Glasgow, 12 April at Kassam Stadium, Oxford and on 19 April at Pride Park in Derby. Bookings are now being taken, priced at £50 + VAT per person, by calling 03717 11 22 22 or by clicking here.