There is still an opportunity to book for the Freight Transport Association’s Van Excellence conferences, which return on two dates in April following the popularity of last year’s events. The Van Excellence conference is the perfect opportunity for van operators to obtain the best advice from a practical, operational viewpoint, giving them peace of mind surrounding the operation of their van fleet.
Delegates will hear from keynote speaker Chief Inspector Paul Keasey, Operations Manager, Central Motorways Police Group as well as industry experts, Van Excellence industry partners and FTA specialists, who will be on hand to provide information on the latest issues affecting van operators.
With the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) making it clear that it intends to target non-compliant van operators, one of the key sessions at this year’s events will focus on load security and overloading.
Mark Cartwright, FTA’s Head of Vans, said: “We all know that keeping vans within legal weight limits can be a challenge for many operators, particularly those using vans as mobile toolboxes, and it is vitally important that we focus on load security and overloading at the Van Excellence conferences to ensure best practice isidentified.”
Key sessions at each event include:
The events, which take place on Tuesday 8 April in Elstree, London and on Thursday 10 April in Manchester, are open to Van Excellence accredited FTA members at £215 plus VAT per delegate, FTA members at £235 plus VAT per delegate, and to non-FTA members at £275 plus VAT per delegate. For further information or to book a place go to: http://www.fta.co.uk/events/van_excellence_conferences_2014.html or call the FTA Member Service Centre on 08717 11 22 22.