Win an unforgettable racing experience and a full set of winter tyres at FTA’s Transport Manager

Monday 19 September 2011

Delegates at the Freight Transport Association’s Transport Manager seminar series will not just come away with all the latest knowledge they need for the year ahead, but a chance to win some great prizes courtesy of Goodyear and Shell.

All visitors to the Shell stand during the Transport Manager series will be entered into a grand prize draw to win an amazing Grand Prix hospitality day for two. In addition to this, each venue will have up for grabs a goody bag containing a selection of Ferrari-branded items as well as five copies of the FTA’s Drivers’ Handbook and two copies of its Guide to Managing Drivers to share around the office.

Goodyear will be preparing people for winter by giving away branded fleeces and 3-in-1 winter jackets at each event in a prize draw. One of the themes of Transport Manager is ‘preparation for winter’, and with that in mind the leading tyre manufacturer will also be giving away a full set of cold weather tyres which give better performance in conditions below 7 degrees, for the car of one lucky Grand Prize winner.

Key sessions at Transport Manager 2011 include:

  • Changes to Operator Licensing, CPC and the role of transport managers in 2012
  • Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) test centre closures and Authorised Testing Facilities
  • Cutting costs, cutting fuel, cutting carbon
  • Who wants to be a transport manager? – interactive learning session
  • Extreme weather - are you prepared for winter 2011?
  • Agency Worker Directive explained
  • Key transport developments expected in 2012

Notes for editors

Venues and dates for FTA Transport Manager 2011:

Wednesday 21 September - Chepstow
Wednesday 28 September - Warrington
Wednesday 5 October - Bradford
Tuesday 11 October - Belfast*
Wednesday 19 October - Cambridge
Wednesday 26 October -  Durham
Tuesday 1 November - Dunblane
Wednesday 9 November - Sheffield
Wednesday 16 November - Birmingham
Wednesday 23 November - Yeovil
Wednesday 30 November -  Ascot

*Different programme and price applies to the Belfast event.

The price for FTA members £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.

Limited free press places are available at each event. For further details please call Jackie Langridge on 01892 552253 or email

About Goodyear: Goodyear’s innovations have set automotive standards around the globe for more than 100 years. The leading tyre manufacturer has pioneered innovative technologies within the commercial industry for decades and now brings to market the latest in truck tyre technology with its Max Technology range.

The Max Technology concept, which uses the latest materials and designs to produce tyres that provide excellent traction, damage resistance and high mileage, ensures that Goodyear is the first choice for many fleets in the industry.

Goodyear employs approximately 71,000 people and manufactures its products in more than 60 facilities in 25 countries around the world.

About Shell: Shell businesses in the UK are part of a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies. The commercial fleet division is dedicated to helping operators cut costs.

That ranges from promoting Shell FuelSave Diesel - specially formulated to help transport companies save fuel and cut bills by improving engine efficiency - to the availability of tools to help manage and monitor fuel usage.

The euroShell Card can be used at a network of over 20,000 forecourts in 35 countries - including the UK. Use of the card is supported by Shell Card Online, a fuel card management solution that provides transport managers with greater control over fuel spend including access to a wide range of reports detailing usage and transactions.

Finally, Shell FuelSave Partner interrogates commercial vehicle fleets’ fuel, vehicle and driver data online and delivers reports that highlight fuel efficiency improvements of up to 10 per cent.


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