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Lucketts chairman receives national accolade
David Luckett has been named as a Fellow of the Institute of Transport Administration (IoTA) after a lifetime of dedication to the coach industry.
David, chairman of Fareham-based coach firm Lucketts Travel, was presented with the accolade in late July during a surprise visit from IoTA members.
The Institute of Transport Administration is the professional membership body that encourages efficient transport best practice and works worldwide. The title of Fellow is only given to people of special distinction or eminence who have given distinguished service to the industry and the Institute.
David, who has been a member for more than 40 years, said: “It was a wonderful surprise and an absolute honour to be named as a Fellow. Having worked in the coach industry over several decades I have seen many changes, not least with the evolution of technology. Approaching the challenges and opportunities presented by each of them has always been exciting and I’m looking forward to what the coming years have in store.”
Ray Rowsell, Solent Centre Chairman and National Executive Member of the Institute of Transport Administration added: “The accolade of Fellow is only awarded to those who have provided exceptional service over many years and we know that this is very well-deserved by David. We couldn’t think of a better way to thank him for his continued support to the organisation and the industry.”
David’s career in the transport industry spans over more than five decades. He was instrumental in Lucketts’ move into the coach travel industry in the 1970s when he said it would be easier for the company, until then a haulier, to transport things that can walk on and off by themselves. He bought the first coach in 1976 and Lucketts now has a fleet of 130 vehicles and 320 staff.
To find out more about the company visit www.lucketts.co.uk
Picture: Left to Right – Ray Rowsell FInstTA (presents to) David Luckett FInstTA
IoTA welcomes new Patrons.
In late April this year the Institute was pleased to be properly introduced to the following Patrons: Post-Kogeko, Pieter Smit, and Reining Transport KFT who all became new Patrons of the Institute.
The Institute continues to tackle the Industry’s “get them trained” criticisms’ from Nick Denton (Traffic Commissioner, London and South East Area)
Since the circulation of this flyer via the Transport Manager’s pack in June last year we are pleased to report that the message is evidently now getting through, since the scheme now expands month on month, and where it not only those that have been directed to re-train that are now enrolling on a voluntary basis.
However, should you be one of those that have yet to give refresher training any consideration we have just two questions for you:
When is your Operator Licence due for review? and what have you done since to assure that you remain up to date with current legislation?
Booking onto an ‘IoTA’ Transport Manager Refresher Course couldn’t be easier – see our providers link for details.
At a meeting of the Institute’s Driver CPC and Training Consortium in June this year, our Director of Education, Ian R Fairweather., MInstTA introduced our trainers and consultants to the Institute’s ‘Management Manuals’ – see below…..
Meeting dates – Centre Meetings
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Meeting dates – Management Committees
Awaiting (post AGM) Executive Programme.
Meeting of National Council:
21st April 2018 – Venue: Park Crescent Conference Centre, 229 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5PN Time: 10 am
Annual General Meeting:
21st April 2018 – Venue: (as above) Time: 09.45 am – (;preceding the meeting of National Council)
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