The Freight Transport Association's (FTA) annual nationwide transport manager conferences, which provide best practice advice on forthcoming legislation and enforcement changes, will take place from September to December.
At the 2014 series of events, which are sponsored by Goodyear and Volvo, delegates will hear from the Traffic Commissioner and representatives from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
The DVSA will be unveiling its systems approach to recognising individual operator culture and its attitude to compliance, outlining enforcement priorities for the coming year, discussing how the Agency is working in partnership with industry, and providing an insight into the future enforcement of the seriously non-compliant.
The Highways Agency will discuss pressures on the strategic road network and how it deals with challenges such as minimising the impact of road closures.
Other key sessions will include presentations on Trucks of the Future, understanding the new Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness, FTA experts will also cover the latest legislation and the impact it will have on operators.
The Transport Manager series will be on the road throughout the UK from September to December 2014:
Wednesday 10 September - Brands Hatch
Wednesday 17 September - Durham
Wednesday 24 September - Warrington
Wednesday 1 October - Leeds
Wednesday 8 October - Taunton
Wednesday 15 October - Huntingdon
Wednesday 22 October - Chepstow
Wednesday 29 October - Dunblane
Wednesday 5 November - Sheffield
Wednesday 12 November - Southampton
Wednesday 19 November - Slough
Wednesday 3 December - Birmingham
The cost for FTA members is £295 plus VAT for the first delegate and £265 plus VAT for subsequent delegates; for non-members £395 plus VAT for the first delegate and £365 plus VAT for subsequent delegates.