Northern Ireland Traffic Regulator Donald Armstrong to Speak at FTA Transport Manager


Dec. 28, 2013: The Northern Ireland Traffic Regulator Donald Armstrong of the DVA will be the keynote speaker at the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) Transport Manager Conference in Belfast on 27 March 2014.

During his presentation, Mr Armstrong will delivering essential information regarding the role of the Transport Regulation Unit; its progress since going live July 2012; findings and common problems with non-compliant operators and will discuss case study examples.

Neil McDonnell, FTA Ireland General Manager said:

“FTA is delighted to welcome Donald Armstrong of the DVA as keynote speaker at our Transport Manager event in 2014. We have listened carefully to our members’ feedback on what they would like to hear about at the conference, and have therefore, created a series of conference sessions tailored to address the areas of interest to our membership.”

The FTA Northern Ireland Transport Manager event programme will also include a wide variety of speakers covering key issues facing transport managers in the year ahead. Additionally the conference will provide invaluable information and advice to transport managers for their everyday operations. Delegates will be able to hear first- hand from industry experts, which will enable them to measure their operation against others.

FTA policy experts also attend the conference and are on hand to give essential updates, and provide transport managers of operations of all sizes essential guidance and best practice advice surrounding future legislation and enforcement changes.

Key sessions at Transport Manager Northern Ireland 2014 include:

DVA enforcement procedures Traffic Regulator’s address Securing loads HGV UK Road User Levy Cyclists safety Maximising fuel efficiency

Limited ‘Early Bird’ places are currently available for the Belfast event; FTA is offering members who book before 31 January 2014 places at just 235 plus VAT per delegate.

The price for FTA members booking after that date is 265 plus VAT for the first delegate and 225 plus VAT for subsequent delegates; the cost for non-members is 330 plus VAT for the first delegate and 290 plus VAT for subsequent delegates.

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