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Gold Sponsor – Bridgestone Tyres

Bridgestone & Transport Manager Conferences 2018

Bridgestone’s sponsorship of the FTA’s Transport Manager Conferences 2018 is a fitting partnership, sharing many similarities.

The world’s largest tyre manufacturer and the FTA both go a long way to empowering commercial fleets to manage the safety and compliance of their operations.

Bridgestone prides itself on leading the way in technologically innovative goods and services for the commercial motor industry, developing groundbreaking solutions to complement an ever-evolving range of premium products. This can be seen across the Bridgestone business, from TPMS right through to a holistic Total Tyre Care package for fleet operators

The last 12 months have been particularly busy for Bridgestone, as the company aims to build on another successful year as the world’s largest tyre manufacturer. As well as offering premium products that repeatedly go the extra mile for commercial fleet customers, Bridgestone is equally committed to its retread offering.

Bridgestone continues to invest in the Bandag business to further strengthen its retread performance, from advanced rubber compounds that leverage the latest Bridgestone technology to advanced siping that improves wear performance.

To complement this retread offering and an overall range of premium products, a Total Tyre Care support package also exists to allow fleet operators to keep tight control over their tyre-related costs, which Bridgestone hopes will add value to FTA members everywhere.

View Bridgestone's full page advert.


Silver Sponsor – Schmitz Cargobull


Schmitz Cargobull is Europe’s largest trailer manufacturer, producing advanced refrigerated trailers, curtainsiders, box bodies, truck bodies, tippers and container chassis.

The company provides an extensive range of value-added services that reduce the total cost of ownership of a trailer. Schmitz Cargobull’s TrailerConnect telematics system can be retrofitted to any trailer, and provides engineers and managers with extensive data on the trailer condition and location, allowing them to make better informed fleet usage and maintenance decisions. The manufacturer has also developed a new version of its own cooling unit, which is lighter and more fuel efficient.

Additionally, Schmitz Cargobull operates a network of 60 approved Service Partners across the UK and Ireland providing repair, maintenance, parts and breakdown support, as part of a wider 1,700-strong pan-European network.


Bronze Sponsor – Brigade Electronics

Brigade Electronics is a market leader in vehicle safety systems, and is proud to be working alongside FTA to help save lives.

Its product range includes camera monitor systems, Sidescan® sensors and real speech warning alarms to reduce cyclist and hgv collisions, patented bbs-tek® white sound® reversing alarms to eliminate noise nuisance, and digital recorders to prevent fraudulent insurance claims. Backeye® 360 Systems are Brigade’s new intelligent camera monitor systems that provide drivers with a comprehensive view around the vehicle in a single image, making hazards easy to spot and assess. Brigade offers nationwide service and support.

For more information visit www.brigade-electronics.com





Trusted by some of the UK’s largest truck fleets including Lidl, AF Blakemore and Greggs - is a global leader and innovator in transportation solutions for fleet management including truck telematics, refrigerated temperature monitoring on rigids and trailers, dry trailer and container monitoring and temperature dataloggers.

Fleets can track, monitor and control all assets on one platform with the industry’s most complete fleet management solutions; included driver and tachograph management, smart tachographs, DVIR, driver performance scoring, productivity from messaging and jobs.

ORBCOMM will be talking about new features such as Working Hours Analysis, camera integration and critical event reporting at the FTA Seminars.