Traffic Commissioner confirmed for FTA Ireland seminar

Beverly Bell, Senior Traffic Commissioner for Great Britain, will attend FTA Ireland’s Traffic Manager Seminar 2016.

FTAI-LogoMs Bell will explain how Traffic Commissioners in the UK regulate and enforce road transport law. She will also speak about the enforcement authorities’ perception of Irish freight operators transiting the UK and explain the differences between the UK and Irish systems – the latter being enforced through the civil courts system.

The seminar at Johnstown House Hotel and Spa in Enfield, Co Kildare, will also have speakers from the British Irish Chamber of Commerce, Mercedes Benz, Purdy Fitzgerald Solicitors, BOC Gases, the Electricity Supply Board (ESB), the Garda Traffic Bureau, the Health & Safety Authority (HSA) and the Road Safety Authority (RSA).

Neil McDonnell, FTA Ireland’s General Manager, who will be chairing the Conference, said: “We are delighted to host Beverly Bell at TMS 2016. Because of the amount of Irish freight traffic passing through the UK, the Traffic Commissioners have a significant impact on Ireland’s import and export trades. It is vital for Irish operators to ensure they are compliant with UK transport law.”

The Transport Manager Conference, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Goodyear, Enprova and Total will focus on ensuring that transport managers have all the information, guidance and best practice advice they need on forthcoming legislation and enforcement changes.

The cost for FTAI members is €250 plus VAT for the first delegate and €220 + VAT for subsequent delegates; for non-members €300 plus VAT for the first delegate and €260 plus VAT for subsequent delegates.