CPT news release - Transport Minister launches
Speaking at the Go-Ahead depot in Camberwell, London, the Minister recognised the key role the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) plays in supporting their bus and coach members’ compliance regimes. He warmly welcomed the industry’s self-starting and proactive move towards bespoke vehicle inspection and quality assured maintenance systems as a very positive step.He praised operators who currently strive to work in compliant a manner as possible and gave a strong message that those who currently do not manage their compliance in a professional way should think again. Opening proceedings CPT President, Steve Whiteway welcomed the Minister, Deputy Senior Traffic Commissioner, Beverley Bell and Kevin Rooney, VOSA’s Head of Corporate Reputation to the launch at the Camberwell South London bus garage of the Go-Ahead Group, saying, “Nothing could demonstrate more clearly the importance of this issue than the presence of each one of you here today, and we are extremely grateful for that.“No organisation promotes the importance of compliance in our industry more strongly than CPT. Compliance is a key element to the success of our industry and businesses. It should be at the heart of the Trade Association’s raison d’etre – and it is!”Referring to the on line compliance manual CPT launched last year which is supported in equal measure by both the Traffic Commissioners and VOSA, Steve Whiteway continued, “This new service, developed with industry partner, Lloyd Morgan Group will add to the broad range of compliance support measures delivered by CPT. Quite simply, complianceplus is a compliance solution developed by the industry, for the industry.” He concluded by thanking Go-Ahead London’s John Trayner, Managing Director, Phil Margrave, Engineering Director and Robbie Small, Engineering Manager for providing such an ideal venue for the launch of CPT’s complianceplus product.