In their keynote address during the Freight Transport Association's (FTA's) first EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) conference on 11 June 2013, Vehicle Certificate Agency's (VCA) Mike Protheroe is scheduled to provide delegates with an overview of ECWVTA, the impact on the manufacturer, bodybuilding and vehicle supply industry.
In addition to the VCA spokesperson, attendees will also hear from Nigel Maden of VOSA who will be informing delegates of individual vehicle approval, and changes affecting trailers entering into service.
The event has been designed to concentrate extensively on EC rulings on construction standards for road vehicles which are being implemented on a European-wide basis for Whole Vehicle Type Approval, and will focus on the requirements of the directive which are being gradually introduced until October 2014.
With the European rules set to apply to vehicles not previously covered, including vans, trucks and trailers as well as other special purpose vehicles, FTA realise the importance of this event which due to popular demand has had to change venue and will now be held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel.
FTA's EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval conference is also aimed at operators who are considering buying a ‘one-off' vehicle but may not be aware of the complexities involved in the Whole Vehicle Type Approval as it will explore how the requirements of the legislation will affect vehicle construction standards and procedures, vehicle design and build processes, registration and entry into service.