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IAAF to highlight industry threats at the CV Show

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) says that it will be taking its key messages surrounding the Commercial Vehicle (CV) sector directly to industry personnel at their stand at the CV Show in Birmingham.

With nearly 21,000 business visitors in attendance, IAAF plans to lead the discussions on issues affecting the trade such as type approval legislation and MoT extension proposals for vans. 

The IAAF has welcomed many of the recent amendments approved by the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee (IMCO) as part of the forthcoming type approval legislation, and the federation will be available to provide more details about the current situation and what it means for the sector.

IAAF has led the fight against the initial proposals, arguing that a level playing field should be provided to ensure consumer freedom of choice when repairing and maintaining vehicles. 

With proposals to extend the frequency of MOTs currently at the consultation stage, IAAF will be highlighting the dangers involved and the risks that threaten driver safety. 

IAAF will also inform promote the many advantages of joining the federation such as access to cost-effective fleet management solutions, a health and safety advisory scheme from GTG and an array of networking opportunities. 

The CV Show has built a reputation as the best attended, largest and the most comprehensive road transport and commercial vehicle event held in Britain and IAAF will be on hand to network with like-minded industry professionals.

Wendy Williamson, IAAF chief executive, said: “The CV Show offers the perfect platform to engage with operators and raise awareness to the major changes affecting the industry and other key technical developments. We look forward to meeting with existing and potential members and encourage them to the stand to find out about our latest activity and our plans to combat industry threats.”