The implications of the June 23 vote to leave the European Union (EU) are high on the agenda at the latest installment of the Transport Manager conference series put on by the Freight Transport Association (FTA).
Today’s conference, which has been sponsored by Iveco, includes a discussion on how Brexit will affect the logistics industry and what EU legislation is worth retaining and what should be scrapped.
FTA deputy chief executive James Hookham said: “This year’s programme focuses on key issues that transport managers need to be looking at over the coming months. Brexit is the burning platform and FTA is holding monthly webinars for members to keep them updated, but while we’re still in the EU it’s business as usual.
“Keeping up to date with current legislation is vital to enable transport managers to run an efficient and compliant operation.”
Nick Jones, the traffic commissioner for Wales, outlined his department’s new traffic area responsibilities and highlighted licensing priorities for 2017 while Alan Coombes from the Driver & Vehicle Standatds Agency explained the concept of Earned Recognition.
Delegates received new advice from the FTA about O Licence safety obligations and learned about existing and proposed industry accreditation schemes.
The association’s head of engineering Andy Mair also offered tips on how to prevent trucks causing incidents that close motorways, such as shed loads, fuel spillages and tyre blow-outs.