Operators: Ignore PSVAR legislation at your own peril

In response to the letter from Richard Worth regarding forced PSVAR compliance. I take on board the points made by Richard but unfortunately he fails...
Rail replacement PSVAR

Rail replacement PSVAR long-term exemption calls grow

The likely impact of mandating PSVAR compliance for vehicles used on rail replacement services has been exposed in responses from train operating companies (TOCs)...
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Financial standing levels see no change in 2020

The Office of the Traffic Commissioner has confirmed that financial standing levels for 2020 will be unchanged from 2019. Standard national and international O-Licence holders...
PSVAR exemption

PSVAR exemption grows for home to school

A further temporary exemption to PSVAR has been agreed by DfT. It covers vehicles used on home to school services that are procured either...
Restricted licence

Restricted O-Licence main occupation requirement met

Each restricted PSV O-Licence is under review as the subject of main occupation is a key issue, according to Deputy Traffic Commissioner (DTC) Gillian...
Jardines Travel

Jardines Travel O-Licence revoked by TC

The two-vehicle restricted licence held by Motherwell-based Jardines Travel was revoked by Traffic Commissioner (TC) Claire Gilmore after a DVSA investigation revealed that few,...
PSVAR exemtpion

PSVAR exemption granted for rail replacement

Coaches and buses that do not comply with PSVAR will be eligible for a one-month exemption from the Regulations that starts on 1 January...
Richard Turfitt

Senior TC Turfitt reminds Directors of responsibilities

Senior Traffic Commissioner (STC) Richard Turfitt (pictured) has reminded company Directors that the ultimate responsibility for an O-Licence remains with them, and that they...
ALBUM Bill Hiron

ALBUM criticises PSVAR exemption

The Association of Local Bus Managers (ALBUM) has reacted with dismay to the government’s recent decision to permit a temporary exemption from PSVAR for...
McGill's Buses

McGill’s Buses fined and Directors’ roles criticised by TC

In ordering McGill’s Buses to pay a penalty of £75,000 for failures to operate services in accordance with their registered timetables, Traffic Commissioner (TC)...
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Spitting at bus drivers being tackled in West Midlands

People caught spitting at a bus drivers or passengers in the West Midlands are increasingly likely to face jail sentences thanks to work by...

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The UK Bus Driver of the Year Association (BDoY) has announced the death of Douglas Bailey MBE, one of its longest serving council members. Douglas...
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CBSSG Restart funding details revealed by DfT

The Department for Transport (DfT) has outlined the terms and conditions of its £254m COVID-19 Bus Service Support Grant (CBSSG) Restart package. CBSSG Restart will...