Business Matters - Autumn/Winter 2006
This edition has been published just prior to Euro Bus Expo which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on the 7th, 8th and 9th November. The newly designed show will be attracting in excess of 10,000 buyers from over 40 countries, including visitors from some of Asia’s fastest growing economies, India and Taiwan.
Representatives from European countries including the Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, Italy, Germany and Finland will also be attending. And with over 250 exhibitors, this event promises to become one of the world’s leading events for the passenger transport industry.
A whole host of issues have been at the forefront of operators’ minds in recent months and in this edition of Business Matters our Director of Operations, Steven Salmon, summarises the current position on subjects ranging from the London Low Emission Zone through Driver CPC to seatbelts.
As more operators take the decision to join CPT, it is timely to remind ourselves as to why the industry needs a trade association; and for those non members out there, further information together with membership packs can be obtained by contacting our Membership Department.
CPT is recognised as the voice of the road passenger transport industry by national and European Governments. However, in addition to our political credentials more and more members are taking full advantage of the broad range of business services available from CPT, including our technical and operational helpline, 24 hours crisis control service, and commercial services.
I trust you will find this edition of Business Matters both interesting and informative, and should you require additional information concerning any of the topics covered please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team here at CPT.
Phil White, President, CPT