The Fta's Transport Manager Conference 2017

The Transport Manager Conference is back, providing haulage companies with insightful news and tips.

Calling all haulage companiesand freight forwards, the Transport Manager Conference is back by popular demand! That’s right, the FTA will be hosting an array of events across the UK starting in September.

History of the Conference and its Purpose

The Transport Manager Conference, ran by the FTA, has been held throughout the UK for over 16 years. They host a wide range of expert speakers which allow haulage companiesto stay in touch with the latest industry news and developments. The conference provides information, guidance and best practice tips surrounding changing legislations and enforcement changes. By the end of the event, you will have developed an action plan to ensure that your business is safe and compliant in 2018.

What are the Benefits of Attending?

If there’s only one conference you attend this year, make it this one. By going to the Transport Manager Conference, you can increase your knowledge and understanding of the industry by:

  1. strengthening your professional links with other haulage companies and FTA members
  2. acquiring the knowledge and skills to improve the efficiency of your operations
  3. discovering first-hand the DVSA and the Traffic Commissioner’s key priorities
  4. seeing the importance of HGV security and becoming aware of the potential risks of terrorism, and
  5. increasing your awareness of topical matters affecting your operations

Who Should Attend?

The conference attracts a wide range of haulage companies, traffic commissioners, industry solicitors and vehicle manufacturers. If you’re a transport manager, the conference is a ‘must attend’! Trust me, it has established itself as an industry wide unmissable event.

Sponsorship by IVECO

FTA's Transport Manager Conferences is sponsored by Iveco, a brand of CNH Industrial.  The company will be showcasing a range of modern and acclaimed commercial vehicles, including the next-generation Stralis XP and the TCO2 Champion with its new-and-improve fuel-efficiency. The New Eurocargo, which won ‘International Truck of the Year 2016’ and the Daily light commercial range voted ‘International Van of the Year 2015’ will also be featured.

Success in the Past

Over 1,200 delegates from across the industry attend the conferences every year. It has received incredibly positive feedback, with many delegates returning year after year. One transport manager has been going for 15 years now and still finds the event both helpful and insightful thanks to the wide range of high profile speakers.

How to Book 

You can book via the FTA’s website by completing the online form or call 03717 112222. For FTA members, entrance costs £295 + VAT for the first delegate and £265 + VAT for subsequent delegates, while it’s an extra £100 for non-FTA members. There is also a group booking discount. There are numerous events across the UK, all of which last from 9am to 4:10pm:

  • September 19th, Newcastle (Newcastle Marriott Hotel)
  • September 27th, Knutsford (The Mere Golf Resort and Spa)
  • October 10th, Yeovil (Haynes Motor Museum)
  • October 18th, Peterborough (Holiday Inn)
  • November 1st, Doncaster (Doncaster Racecourse)
  • November 14th, Southampton (Hilton at the Ageas Bowl)
  • November 22nd, London (The Kia Oval)
  • November 29th, Coventry (The Ricoh Arena)

Norman Dulwich is a Correspondent for Haulage Exchange, the leading online trade network for the road transport industry. Connecting professionals across the UK and Europe through their website, Haulage Exchange provides services for matching haulage companies with jobs in road transport and haulage work. Over 4,500 transport exchange businesses are networked together through their website, trading jobs and capacity in a safe 'wholesale' environment.

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