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Traffic Commissioners to outline top priorities at FTA Transport Manager conferences

The events take place from September to December are intended to prepare transport managers and those in charge of road transport fleets for the year ahead. 

A Traffic Commissioner will be in attendance at each venue, discussing priorities for the coming year, regulatory developments, regional issues and the future of Operator Licensing.

Nick Denton, Traffic Commissioner for the south east and metropolitan area, said:  “In my experience many operators who come before me overlook the role of their transport manager. 

“I believe that a transport manager is absolutely key in the freight and logistics industry.   It is unusual as they almost have a dual loyalty; the first being to their employer – the operator, but they've also got a responsibility to society through the Traffic Commissioner to ensure that vehicles are road-worthy and safe, and that drivers are acting responsibly. Their role is therefore vital.”

Other sessions at FTA Transport Manager 2016 include:

  • DVSA – enforcement priorities and OCRS changes 
  • Leading transport safety at work
  • Industry accreditation and earned recognition
  • The DVLA's new driver licensing and medical systems
  • Brexit – EU legislation, what would you change?

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

For further information or to book a place, go to http://www.ftatransportmanager.co.uk or call the FTA Member Service Centre on 03717 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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