FTA’s new chief executive to address Microlise Transport Conference

David Wells, who takes over the role of chief executive at the Freight Transport Association (FTA) when Theo de Pencier retires at the end of April, will speak on behalf of the Association at this year’s Microlise Transport Conference.

The essential message from the FTA at the event will be ‘Working together is the key to success when it comes to telematics’.  Mr Wells will focus on the issues that the logistics sector face on a day-to-day basis, and how collaboration is at the heart of industry success moving forward.

“In the freight industry - where levels of efficiency differentiate between operators, and where margins are tight, operators are turning to technology and the explanation of their data to give them efficiency gains and a competitive advantage,” said David Wells.

“I am delighted to be speaking at this year’s Microlise Transport Conference as I believe it is a great forum to highlight the vital role of the logistics sector, share new ideas, and to keep up to date with the latest technology and thinking of the industry.”

In addition, Mr Wells will be outlining the political priorities that FTA will be submitting to the new post-election government on behalf of its members.  High on the list will be much needed investment in road improvements.

The Microlise Transport Conference is free to attend and takes place at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena, on 20th May, 2015.  It incorporates a full day’s programme supported by an industry exhibition area, and will once again be chaired by motoring journalist and FairFuelUK spokesperson Quentin Wilson.

The focus of the conference programme is to provide insight and information for fleet operators to help them reduce operating costs, improve service levels and reduce impact on the environment – key challenges for organisations running transport and logistics operations.  

For more information, or to register for the conference, visit www.microliseconference.com