TRAFFIC COURT IN SESSION
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A mock traffic court and speakers who represent ends of the transport spectrum promise a stimulating 22nd FMC at London's Royal
MOST places have now been taken for CM's 22nd Fleet Management Conference but a limited number are still available at the event, which takes place on October 18 in London. The venue is again the Royal Lancaster Hotel.
Sir Peter Lazarus, Permanent Secretary at the Department of Transport, will open the business. His presentation will, no doubt, be both informative and thought-provoking.
Nick Lester is a name well known to road transport men more for his anti than pro-lorry views. Once of Transport 2000, he is now at the Greater London Council. His views on heavy road transport are unchanged and he comes to FMC to say why.
flow many operators have faced a Licensing Authority and objectors at a public inquiry? For some, that day may not be far away. To prepare operators for the experience we are staging a mock traffic court case. The players will be acting parts they play in real life. Deputy LA of the Eastern Traffic Area, Charles Arnold-Baker, and solicitors, Michael Gotelee and John Backhouse, will present a case using an operator as the applicant and others as objectors.
Richard Graham of Ashridge Training College will present a paper on training and re-training for
Sir Pat Lowry, once of British Leyland and now chairman of ACAS, will he addressing the conference on the thorny problem of negotiating wages and conditions.
To finish the day a technical panel will answer questions on all manner of issues from vehicle design to after-sales service. They represent Daf, MercedesBenz, TIP, Seddon Atkinson and Foden and will be under the chairmanship of Commercial Motor's Engineering Editor, Tim Blakemore.
James Lockhart, managing director of the Transport Development Group, has once again agreed to be our chairman.
The fee of £60, exclusive of VAT includes your manual, morning coffee, cocktails and lunch.