Over a third of transport managers plan to quit within five years

A survey has shown 34% of transport managers plan to quit within the next five years, according to the FTA.

The figure has increased by a third since last year, and all managers surveyed were nominated CPC holders for the purposes of their company’s Operator Licence. 

The survey is part of the FTA's Transport Manager conference series, starting at Brands Hatch on September 9, and touring the country until December.  

The conferences give transport managers and those in charge of road transport fleets the opportunity to hear from key industry speakers and experts such as Traffic Commissioners on the latest issues affecting their operation, preparing them for the year ahead.
One of the key sessions examines the issue of how to maintain a skilled workforce, including where to go for new staff, how to engage with the staff you have and what training and development opportunities are there for the future.

Sessions include:

  • The Traffic Commissioners on their priorities for the coming year
  • The implications for drivers following the inquiry into the Glasgow bin lorry accident
  • Managing the road network and congestion – in particular issues surrounding Operation Stack
  • Summary of air quality and environmental measures
  • Driver crisis – where are new drivers going to come from?
  • Next generation enforcement – linked in with earned recognition
  • Euro VI, have our concerns and fears been confirmed?

Places can be booked via the FTA website or member office.

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