DVSA to answer transport managers’ most pressing questions at FTA autumn conferences

DVSA to answer transport managers’ most pressing questions at FTA autumn conferences

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will be answering transport managers’ most pressing questions in a ‘Question time with the DVSA’ session at the Freight Transport Association’s Transport Manager autumn conference series, sponsored by Bridgestone Tyres, which gets under way from September.

James Firth, FTA’s Head of Road Freight Regulation Policy, is delighted to have the DVSA on board at this year’s events: “For transport managers, the DVSA is a key source of information and direction, but with the compliance world changing so rapidly, it is often difficult to keep up to date with every element of such a complicated industry. These sessions at the FTA’s Transport Manager conferences will provide the perfect opportunity to hear answers to the most pressing questions in the sector straight from those at the sharp end  they should not be missed.”

Transport managers have posed a number of questions they wish to ask the DVSA via FTA’s recent Transport Manager Survey, and senior members of the DVSA team will give answers via video interview to those which proved most popular, relating to vehicle testing, load security, future enforcement, Earned Recognition, use of ANPR cameras and much more.

This year’s Transport Manager conferences will also include a chance to hear from the local Traffic Commissioner at each venue, as well as other sessions covering topics including Earned Recognition, Clean Air Zones, lowering emissions, Brexit, managing maintenance providers and smart tachographs.

Also sponsored by Brigade Electronics and Microlise, Transport Manager 2018 will be held from September to November across ten UK venues – Yeovil, Doncaster, Southampton, Peterborough, Knutsford, Glasgow, Chepstow, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, London and Birmingham – and tickets for all the events are now available from www.fta.co.uk.

John Folliss, Commercial Business Unit Director at event sponsors Bridgestone North Europe, said: “Bridgestone is proud to sponsor FTA’s Transport Manager Conferences, with each event sharing so much in common with our business.  Each conference provides guidance on industry legislation to those fleet operators who have safety and compliance at the forefront of their daily work.  As a business which also provides ground-breaking solutions to the same audience, we thoroughly endorse the messages imparted at the conferences and their value as a whole.

“Bridgestone prides itself on leading the way in technologically innovative goods and services for the commercial motor industry, which can be seen across the Bridgestone business, from TPMS right through to its holistic Total Tyre Care package for fleet operators.  In addition to this, our 18-month tyre debris study has enabled the industry to benefit from key findings, which will be presented as part of the Transport Manager programme.”

For further information or to book a place go to https://fta.co.uk/tm2018 or call the FTA Member Service Centre on 03717 11 22 22.

Efficient logistics is vital to keep Britain trading, directly having an impact on more than seven million people employed in the making, selling and moving of goods.  With Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc.  A champion and challenger, FTA speaks to Government with one voice on behalf of the whole sector, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers.