Focus on London policing at FTA conference

Written by Ellie

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has revealed the focus of the organisation's upcoming Managing Freight in London Conference will be on heavy goods vehicle enforcement and policing in the capital.

Rob Beckers of the Metropolitan Police Commercial Vehicle Unit will be delivering a keynote address to attendees of the event, which will be taking place at the Kia Oval on June 2nd.

Mr Beckers stated: "At the conference I will be briefing attendees about how our enforcement works, the most typical mistakes these operators are making, as well as the extreme examples of criminal behaviour."

He added that the conference will focus on helping to raise standards across the breadth of UK logistics and to ensure all vehicles taking to the nation's roads are fully compliant with legislation and are being operated in the manner they should be.

In addition, the event will cover further detail of the upcoming London Safer Lorry Scheme, with attendees to be given additional insight into how the initiative is to be enforced.

Discussion on voluntary industry standards, how to improve levels of emissions across the sector, the impact of roadworks on operators and the challenges faced during loading and unloading will also take place on the day.

Overall, the event aims to highlight the present major challenges facing the UK haulage industry and will see all those in attendance working together to help light a clear path forward in addressing many of these concerns.


Posted on 20th May 2015

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