The forthcoming Freight Transport Association’s Utilities and Civil Engineering Conference will give commercial vehicle contractors particularly involved with the utilities sector, a chance to get to grips with the new and impending changes regarding transport legislation and enforcement issues.
Managers and contractors in the utility sector are being presented with new and complicated compliance factors and challenging legislative issues that come about primarily because of the range of different transport fleets used in the sector, and the backup role of commercial vehicles in the carrying out of the personnel’s duties.
The conference will take place on the 23rd of June in Coventry, West Midlands and will pinpoint the safe loading of vehicles, van compliance and the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) Van Excellence code which is designed to raise standards across the whole sector and has already been embraced by many of the bigger fleet companies.
The editor of Commercial Vehicle Engineer, Tim Blakemore, will chair the event which will also offer information on, alternative vehicle technologies, safety inspections and checks for small trailers and plant vehicles, outsourcing maintenance cover, theft prevention best practice and technological advances in vehicle safety.
The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) will give comprehensive presentations on its work with the utilities sector concentrating on its recent roadside enforcement campaign (van drivers should be aware that commercial vehicle insurance is compulsory), trends in MOT passes and updates on the current position of the VOSA testing regime.
The cost of registration for the conference ranges from £150+VAT up to £375+VAT depending on membership of certain organizations.