Castle Minibus launches app for school TMs and drivers

Castle Minibus has launched School Transport Record and Inspection Dashboard with App (STRIDA). It is is a free tool for school minibus drivers to record...
Rail replacement PSVAR

Rail replacement PSVAR: Compliance expected

Minister of State for Transport Chris Heaton-Harris has outlined his expectation that the rail industry will manage a move to full PSVAR compliance on...

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)...
Financial s5tanding levels

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 home-to-school

PSVAR exemption grows for home-to-school services

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The two-vehicle restricted licence held by Motherwell-based Jardines Travel was revoked by Traffic Commissioner (TC) Claire Gilmore after a DVSA investigation revealed that few,...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...
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Strong words as further home-to-school PSVAR exemption issued

A further, one-year exemption to PSVAR for closed-door home-to-school services has been awarded by the Department for Transport (DfT). It will expire on 31...
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Oxford Bus Company and Thames Travel take StreetDecks

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