Traffic Commissioner to address FTA Fleet Engineer conference

The Traffic Commissioner for the north-east of England, Kevin Rooney, is to speak at the FTA Fleet Engineer conference.

Rooney will be discussing commercial vehicle maintenance, the triennial review, how the revised guide to maintaining roadworthiness is being considered by the TCs, and experiences at public inquiries relating to maintenance issues.

The FTA Fleet Engineer conference takes place on Wednesday June 10 at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham. 

Andy Mair, FTA’s head of engineering, who will be chairing the conference, said: “FTA Fleet Engineer is intended for anyone with responsibility for specifying or maintaining commercial vehicles and ensuring compliance.  The comprehensive programme is aimed at giving the very latest information in order to help fleet engineers deal with the many day-to-day challenges that they face.”
The conference sessions will cover a wide variety of topical engineering issues, including:

  • Key address by Traffic Commissioner Kevin Rooney
  • Department for Transport update – Mike Lowe, DfT
  • Vehicle safety aspects and development - Iain Knight, consultant - formerly of Transport Research Laboratory (TRL)
  • Urban commercial vehicle operation – FTA’s Christopher Snelling
  • EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval post implementation - Gareth Jones, Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA)
  • Commercial vehicle repair workshops, standards, competence and professionalism – FTA’s Lawrie Alford
  • Testing and enforcement – Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)
  • Individual Vehicle Approval scheme – Nigel Maden, DVSA
  • Integration of telematics in commercial vehicle fleets – Richard Penna, Greggs
  • Developments in vehicle and trailer building - Richard Owens, Don Bur 

Places are available to FTA members at £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. 

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