Release Date: 09 November 2009
Release ID: 4372
The recession has made vehicle reliability and efficiency an even higher priority for commercial vehicle operators concerned with avoiding unnecessary costs. The Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) Fleet Engineer seminars provide up-to-date advice to delegates wanting to take advantage of developments in vehicle design and fuel technology to support wider business efficiency and cost reduction goals.
Andy Mair, FTA’s Head of Engineering Policy said:
“The industry is on the brink of a series of major changes in the way compliance standards are tested and emissions are reduced through engine technology. For example, plans by VOSA to overhaul testing facilities have the potential to yield important efficiency benefits for operators. FTA Fleet Engineer aims to help fleet engineers with these and the many other day-to-day challenges that they face.”
The seminar includes key advice from industry experts, informing delegates about forthcoming vehicle engineering legislation changes, enabling them to cut costs, improve safety and protect company reputation.
The benefits of longer semi-trailers, and solutions to technical and safety issues, will be discussed by truck manufacturer Iveco.
Wheel loss remains an on-going issue for operators and the Transport Research Laboratory will offer advice on how to prevent it.
Vehicle safety legislation, including EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval, will be discussed by the Department for Transport, as well as vehicle lighting and conspicuity marking legislation.
The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) will discuss testing transformation, providing an overview of its plans for privately-run authorised testing facilities (ATFs) and how they could provide reduced down-time for operators.
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