Platooning leads the line-up at FTA Fleet Engineer Conference 2017

Thursday 12 October 2017

The opportunities and challenges of truck platooning will be among the hot topics up for discussion at the Freight Transport Association Fleet Engineer Conference next month (November 2017).

The conference, sponsored by Brigade Electronics, Goodyear Tyres, Texaco and Volvo Trucks will provide delegates with an exclusive opportunity to hear the very latest developments in commercial vehicle technology, maintenance legislation changes and best practice advice from leading names from across the sector. It is ideal for those with responsibilities for specifying commercial vehicles, ensuring roadworthiness, compliance and maintaining vehicles.

In addition to platooning, delegates will also have the opportunity to hear about and discuss other key issues facing the industry, including the likely implications of Transport for London’s Direct Vision Standard and the latest on low carbon vehicles.

FTA’s Head of Automotive, Lawrie Alford, says this year’s line-up promises to be a fascinating insight for anyone involved in commercial vehicles: “This has been such a big year for fleet engineering, with freight transport hardly out of the headlines. Whether it’s platooning, reducing emissions or vehicle safety, there is so much to discuss. This year’s FTA Fleet Engineer will have the latest from key figures on all these issues and a lot more. It’s definitely a date to put in your diary.”

Other topics on the agenda include:

• DVSA Earned Recognition / Digital Data
• Gas Vehicles / Electric Vehicles
• Bath Tipper Tragedy - lessons learnt and industry implications
• Future of heavy vans – (up to 4.250)
• Upskilling technical teams and CPD

FTA Fleet Engineer Conference will be held on 28th November 2017 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

Places for FTA members cost £325 + VAT for the first delegate and £275 + VAT for subsequent delegates, and for non-members £385 + VAT for the first delegate and £345 + VAT for subsequent delegates. For further information or to book a place call the FTA Member Service Centre on 08717 11 22 22.
FTA Press Office
01892 552255