Wednesday, September 28, 2022
National Express Transport Solutions completes Earned Recognition clean sweep

National Express Transport Solutions in ER clean sweep

National Express Transport Solutions (NETS) has completed the entry of all nine of its O-Licences to the DVSA Earned Recognition (ER) scheme after Clarkes...

Clayton Jones wins new eight-vehicle national O-Licence

Welsh operator ‘in a position to run his operation compliantly’, says TC despite objection from County Borough Council  Former operator Clayton Jones has won his...

Licence revocation upheld despite operator’s wish to surrender

Tribunal dismisses appeal of Dorset operator who wished to surrender licence due to Deputy Traffic Commissioner finding  An appeal against the revocation of the one-vehicle...
C&G Coaches takes a Totalkare brake tester

C&G Coach Services takes Totalkare mobile brake tester

C&G Coach Services of Chatteris has taken delivery of mobile brake tester equipment from Totalkare. The operator says that by bringing brake testing in...
DVSA looking at longer-term approach to vehicle test slot availability

DVSA ‘keen’ on long-term horizon for vehicle test availability

Achieving longer-term visibility of heavy vehicle test availability for Authorised Testing Facilities (ATFs) and operators alike is something that DVSA is “keen to look...
DVSA Earned Recognition member Alfa Coaches

DVSA Earned Recognition: What’s it like being a member?

The DVSA Earned Recognition (ER) scheme has proved popular among coach and bus operators. In early December, 81 of the 346 O-Licences that have...
Traffic Commissioners formalise virtual hearings approach

Traffic Commissioners’ position on virtual hearings clarified

Traffic Commissioners (TCs) will retain the option to hold some Public Inquiries and driver conduct hearings via virtual methods, but reissued guidance from Senior...
Roy Browns Coaches O-Licence revoked

Roy Brown’s Coaches O-Licence revocation leads to TM ban

Builth Wells based Nigel Wynn Brown, trading as Roy Brown’s Coaches, was disqualified for five years from holding or obtaining a PSV O-Licence and...
DVSA working to repair the heavy vehicle testing regime

Heavy vehicle testing crisis: What is DVSA doing about it?

Obtaining vehicle test appointments has become a point of major concern for many operators. Complaints in some regions have been common for years, but...
Passenger Plus looks towards Earned Recognition with TruTac

Remote downloads as Passenger Plus looks to ER application

Passenger Plus is a further coach operator to have signalled an aspiration to join the DVSA Earned Recognition scheme, with Managing Director Mark Drury...

Obituary: Doree Barratt, pioneer of women in coaching

Doree Barratt, one of the coach industry’s first female drivers and for many years the head of well-known Cheshire operator Barratt's Coaches of Nantwich,...