Friday, January 31, 2020

Freight Transport Event Looks to Fete the Very Best UK Transport Manager

Any CPC Operator Management Holder is Eligible to Fight for the Title
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UK – The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is introducing a brand-new event for the logistics industry, FTA's Transport Manager of the Year, which aims to will provide an opportunity for Transport Managers to showcase their extensive knowledge and be recognised by other industry professionals.

Entries will open on February 5 for the event. The FTA's Board will whittle the entries down to 50 finalists who will take part in a day of competition at the UK head office of event supporters DAF Trucks in Haddenham, Buckingshire on April 24, undertaking a series of role-relevant challenges in order to test the knowledge and skills they need to be a great transport manager.

All participants will then be hosted at a ceremony and lunch on May 6 where the competition’s winners will be recognised, including the overall FTA Transport Manager of the Year. FTA’s Young Transport Manager of the Year will also be recognised, as the competition looks to identify the rising stars within the logistics sector.

As well as gaining recognition from their peers and other industry professionals, there will be some excellent prizes on offer for the award winners. Carlie Nowell, Head of Events for FTA, commented:

“The FTA is excited to be staging this competition for the first time as it will be the only event of its kind that tests and celebrates the important work carried out by transport managers. Transport managers play a vital role in logistics operations, keeping vehicles moving and ensuring compliance is maintained, and this competition will provide the very best platform to showcase their skills and demonstrate how their roles are key in keeping Britain trading.

“The Young Transport Manager of the Year award will also recognise the next generation of emerging talent which will be vital to the continued success of our industry. Young people are the future of our sector, and it is important to recognise the talent of those who will be at the heart of logistics operations nationwide for many years to come.”