FTA Transport Manager conferences return for autumn 2020

Wednesday 17 June 2020

FTA’s ever popular Transport Manager conference series will be back in autumn 2020 at 11 venues around the UK.  The conferences, now in their 19th year, will once again highlight and explain key issues for anyone involved with running vehicle fleets, providing professional advice and helping them remain compliant and up to speed on the latest legislative developments. 

Topics to be covered by the events’ speakers during the day-long sessions include urban restrictions, lessons learned from COVID-19, HGV platooning, drivers’ hours, practical preparations for Brexit, and a round-up of all the relevant transport legislation for the coming year.

James Firth, FTA’s Head of Road Freight Regulation Policy, comments: “FTA’s 2019 Transport Manager series broke all previous records — more than 1,550 delegates attended — cementing the event’s position as a vital tool for transport managers, enabling them to stay up to date with ever-changing legislation and best practice advice. Traffic Commissioners still require transport managers to demonstrate how they have kept their professional knowledge up to date at application or renewal; FTA’s Transport Manager is a recognised means of meeting this requirement. 

“Protecting our attendees, speakers and staff against COVID-19 is our top priority, so delegates can rest assured FTA will take all the necessary safety precautions, in accordance with government guidance.”

Transport Manager will tour the UK from October to December 2020 at the following venues:

  • 08/10/2020: Grand Hotel Gosforth Park Newcastle
  • 13/10/2020: Culloden Estate & Spa, Belfast
  • 20/10/2020: East of England Showground, Peterborough
  • 22/10/2020: St Pierre Marriott, Chepstow
  • 28/10/2020: Doncaster Racecourse
  • 04/11/2020: MacDonald Inchyra Hotel, Falkirk
  • 10/11/2020: London Heathrow Marriott, London
  • 17/11/2020: Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton
  • 25/11/2020: AJ Bell Stadium, Salford 
  • 02/12/2020: Haynes International Motor Museum, Yeovil
  • 15/12/2020: Ricoh Arena, Coventry

Depending on how government guidance develops in the coming months, the events will take place either physically or virtually, ensuring transport managers can receive the very latest compliance insights they need to run their fleets safely and legally, regardless of restrictions under the COVID-19 outbreak.

For further information or to book a place go to fta.co.uk/events/transport-manager or call FTA Customer Services on 03717 11 22 22.  

FTA is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods.  With COVID-19, 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. FTA supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods.