Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Freight Association Rolls Out the Big Guns to Aid Transport Managers

Courses Over Three Months Should Suit Every Serious Company
Shipping News Feature

UK – The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has announced details of this year’s sponsors for their ‘Transport Manager’ series of instructive courses designed to keep all involved in the logistics sector in the loop with regard to current regulation of the industry. Road haulage particularly is evolving rapidly and with this years theme of ‘be prepared’ managers must face the multiple challenges of high fuel prices, extreme winter weather and some big changes to Operator Licensing and CPC training.

The FTA has enlisted the help of two really big players, both of whom has an interest in the health of the trucking sector. With the support of leading tyre manufacturer Goodyear and one of the world’s leading energy providers Shell, the FTA say this year’s series will arm transport managers with the tools they need to meet the challenges of an increasingly pressured environment in which their role is often changing.

Adam Stanton, Product Marketing Manager for Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK Ltd, said:

"Goodyear is keen to support such a well-regarded and high-quality series of industry seminars. There is a lot of common ground regarding issues affecting our customers and those of FTA's members, from saving costs to improving environmental performance. We look forward to sponsoring Transport Manager 2011 and in doing so providing the industry with the information it needs to stay ahead of the curve."

Perrin Baker, Senior UK Marketing Manager for Shell UK Oil Products Ltd, added:

“FTA’s Transport Manager has a well-earned reputation for delivering leading-edge advice straight to the sector. It is essential that transport managers keep themselves at the cutting edge in terms of knowledge to ensure their vehicle fleets operate to maximum efficiency and effectiveness to the benefit of the business and the customers they serve. That is why Shell is delighted to sponsor the FTA’s Transport Manager ensuring freight transport decision-makers have the most up to date facts and figures at their fingertips to keep them ahead of the game.”

FTA’s autumn series of Transport Manager seminars takes place across the UK from September to November. Expert speakers from organisations such as VOSA, the Highways Agency and Backhouse Jones Solicitors, as well as the FTA Member Advice Centre and other key FTA staff, will advise delegates on the very latest legislation, and how to keep their operation at the forefront of best practice and compliance procedures.

With twelve seminars being held across the length and breadth of Great Britain and Northern Ireland no company can quote distance as a reason for not attending. The price for FTA members booking after that date is £325 plus VAT for the first delegate and £275 plus VAT for subsequent delegates; the cost for non-members is £385 plus VAT for the first delegate and £345 plus VAT for subsequent delegates.

To see the list of centres and dates and book a place click HERE or call the FTA Member Service Centre on 08717 11 22 22.