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Minister to address FTA transport manager conference in Belfast

Chris Hazzard MLA, Minister for Infrastructure, will give the keynote speech at the Freight Transport Association’s Transport Manager 2017 – Northern Ireland conference sponsored by Iveco, which takes place at The Culloden Hotel, Cultra, on Wednesday March 15.
Other speakers include Jeremy Logan, Head of Roadside Enforcement at the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA), who will discuss current enforcement and future plans and developments.  Pat Delaney, the DVA’s Director of Operations, will talk about commercial vehicle testing in Northern Ireland, including pass & fail statistics, the reasons for failures and regional variations in vehicle pass rates; advice to transport managers when putting vehicles in for testing; and plans for new test centres across Northern Ireland. 
Inspector Rosie Leech from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) will cover the subject of insecure loads, the use of mobile phones while driving, breakdowns on the strategic road network and new alcohol limits for vocational drivers. 
Other topics to be covered include:
– Brexit and Logistics (interactive session)
– Avoiding incidents on the highway
– Leading transport safety at work
– Industry accreditation and earned recognition
– Enhancing performance and increasing efficiency
Seamus Leheny, FTA Policy and Membership Manager for Northern Ireland, who will be chairing the event, said: “We are delighted that the Minister is able to join us for our Transport Manager Conference in March and look forward to hearing what he has to say.  The programme focuses on the most pressing industry issues for transport managers and it promises to be a most enjoyable and informative day.”