Wrightsure: Choosing the right insurance policies

Insurance: It’s one of those things that you’re legally required to have, but there are other policies operators should consider for maximum business protection As...
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DCPC training upload issue addressed by DVSA

DVSA has advised that a bug which affected its Online Driver Enquiry Service (ODES) has been fixed. That means Driver CPC (DCPC) training providers...
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DVSA Traffic Examiner assault sees man sentenced

A Liverpool man associated with an illegal minibus operation has pleaded guilty to the assault of a DVSA Traffic Examiner (TE). Michael Whitty punched TE...
Restricted licences

TCs to crackdown on restricted O-Licences

Traffic Commissioners (TCs) have launched a crackdown on existing holders of restricted PSV O-Licences to ensure that they are complying with the main occupation...
Coach

Beware an extension of PSVAR in coaches

PSVAR will grow to capture all coaches that are used on in-scope work from 1 January 2020. How will it affect you? Possibly overlooked in...

BCA: Talk needed to avoid the ‘nuclear option’

The Bus and Coach Association remains committed to a legal solution to the scandal surrounding EU Regulation 1071/2009. But it is also willing to...
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Firm given time to prove financial standing

Abbey Coaches (Darwen) has until the end of the month to provide financial evidence showing that is has sufficient finance for its eight-vehicle national...

Financial standing to be reviewed for Restricted Licences

The Traffic Commissioners (TCs) have started a consultation on whether to amend the financial levels which restricted O-Licence holders must show. The options include lowering...
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Meeting with MPs sees coach operators make support case

The long-term impact on the coach industry of a failure by government to provide bespoke support during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has been further...
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First Bus COVID-19 heroes celebrated in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Three First Bus employees - Chris Koksal, Simon Taylor and Aaron Sparks - have been recognised in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for...
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Alba Travel secures two more football team contracts

Penrith operator Alba Travel has extended its football travel portfolio by securing contracts to provide team coaches for Annan Athletic FC in Scottish League...