The theme of this year’s renowned Transport Manager series from Tunbridge Wells organisation ‘the Freight Transport Association (FTA) is ‘be prepared’. The challenge of high fuel prices, extreme winter weather and some big changes to Operator Licensing and CPC training means it has never been more important for transport managers to take control and be prepared.

FTA’s autumn series of Transport Manager seminars takes place across the UK from September to November. Expert speakers from organisations such as VOSA, the Highways Agency and Backhouse Jones Solicitors, as well as the FTA Member Advice Centre and other key FTA staff, will advise delegates on the very latest legislation, and how to keep their operation at the forefront of best practice and compliance procedures.

Key sessions at Transport Manager 2011 include:

Changes to Operator Licensing, CPC and the role of transport managers in 2012
Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) test centre closures and Authorised Testing Facilities
Cutting costs, cutting fuel, cutting carbon
Who wants to be a transport manager? – interactive learning session
Extreme weather – are you prepared for winter 2011?
Agency Worker Directive explained
Key transport developments expected in 2012

Venues and dates for FTA Transport Manager 2011:

Wednesday 14 September, Chatham
Wednesday 21 September, Chepstow
Wednesday 28 September, Warrington
Wednesday 5 October, Bradford
Tuesday 11 October, Belfast*
Thursday 13 October, Dublin*
Wednesday 19 October, Cambridge
Wednesday 26 October, Durham
Tuesday 1 November, Dunblane
Wednesday 9 November, Sheffield
Wednesday 16 November, Birmingham
Wednesday 23 November, Yeovil
Wednesday 30 November, Ascot

FTA is offering a special early bird price for FTA members who book before 1 August 2011 of £280 plus VAT for the first delegate and £275 plus VAT for subsequent delegates. The price for FTA members booking after that date is £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.

To book a place, call the FTA Member Service Centre on 08717 11 22 22 or go to

* Different programme and price applies to Belfast and Dublin events.

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