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Plan ahead for Clean Air Zones with FTA insight

Fleets looking for advice and support in planning for the UK’s forthcoming Clean Air Zones are being invited to attend the FTA’s Transport Manager autumn conference series, which will bring insight on the latest urban air quality plans.

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This autumn’s FTA Transport Manager conferences will bring insight on planning for Clean Air Zones as well as other topics 

The FTA has been urging operators for months to plan procurement and other strategies in order to cope with the “complicated patchwork” of CAZ schemes, which are not consistent across the country, to ensure that the impact on their business is minimised.

Touring the UK from September to November 2019, the FTA’s Transport Manager autumn conference series will brief delegates on this topic, bringing them up to date with the latest on air quality plans nationally and in their local area to advise attendees on which vehicles will be affected and how best to plan ahead.

Natalie Chapman, FTA’s head of urban policy, said: “While the logistics sector is fully committed to reducing vehicle emissions wherever possible and acknowledges the role the industry must play in improving the air quality of our cities, the introduction of a complex and messy patchwork of schemes presents businesses with a difficult task. The aim of this session is to demystify the subject for delegates and enable them to plan procurement of fleets and other strategies so they can keep trading effectively and carry on supplying our cities with everything they need.”

The conferences will also highlight other key developments and challenges within the logistics industry and provide an opportunity for delegates to hear direct from the Traffic Commissioner and the DVSA. As well as Clean Air Zones, the events will include sessions covering tyres, technology and how to significantly reduce your fuel budget, brake testing, urban restrictions and a talk by the National Vehicle Threat Mitigation Unit on helping to prevent vehicle-related terrorism.

There will be an essential legislative round up and technical update highlighting the main topics on the horizon that vehicle operators need to be aware of in order to ensure the safety, compliance and efficiency of their organisation, and there will also be the return of the highly popular interactive quiz.

Prices for attendance are frozen at last year’s rates. For FTA members the cost is £295 plus VAT for the first delegate and £265 plus VAT for subsequent delegates while non-FTA members are priced at £395 plus VAT for the first delegate and £365 plus VAT for subsequent delegates.

For further information or to book a place, click here or call FTA Customer Services on 03717 112222.

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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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