The Freight Transport Association’s Essential Services Working Group is joining forces with the Utilities Transport Association to host the Utilities and Civil Engineering Conference in June.
Utility companies and their contractors face a set of operational compliance challenges as a result of the diverse nature of their fleets and the secondary role that commercial vehicles play in the roles their staff perform, says the FTA.
The conference is aimed at providing an opportunity for managers in these sectors to ensure that they are on top of best practice and prepared for forthcoming transport legislation and enforcement developments.
Janet Entwistle, managing director of BT Fleet, will chair the event, which will include a presentation by North Western Traffic Commissioner Beverley Bell on the efficient management of commercial vehicle fleets at dynamic operating centres.
Other subjects covered include:
* Implications for the operator and driver of graduated fixed penalties;
* Changing legislation and enforcement developments affecting the utilities sector;
* Benchmarking compliance and levels of operational control;
* Individual and business responsibilities linked to corporate manslaughter;
* Harnessing technological developments to reduce costs and improve environmental performance;
* Theft prevention techniques for vehicles and loads.