Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Changes to PCV driving test structure from 15 November

PCV driving test changes set to be introduced on 15 November

Changes to the PCV driving test structure and provisional vocational licences that are intended to increase the number of vocational appointments that DVSA examiners...
BDoY 2022 dates set by organisers

Next BDoY National Final date set for 18 September 2022

The next Bus Driver of the Year (BDoY) National Final will be held in Blackpool on Sunday 18 September 2022, the organisers have confirmed....
Llew Jones Coaches driver Abby Griffiths

Young driver success for Llew Jones Coaches and Abby, 19

Llew Jones Coaches is a further operator to demonstrate that recruiting young people is a useful part of the coach and bus industry’s response...

Award-winning coach driver Andy Hinks: ‘I’m just the lucky one’

routeone talks to long-standing Lucketts Travel coach driver Andy Hinks about winning Coach Tour Driver of the Year, what has kept him driving for...
Some Stagecoach bus strikes averted

Some bus strikes averted, but Unite to formulate ‘battle plan’

Several planned bus strikes by members of the RMT and Unite unions that are employed by Stagecoach subsidiaries have been called off or suspended...
Vocational licence delays largely tackled by DVLA

Some licence delays largely tackled, but other worries stay

Delays to the processing of vocational driving licence applications by DVLA appear to have receded significantly following engagement by the coach and bus industry...
Transdev academy training bus

Transdev CEO calls for DVSA to resolve delays amid driver shortages

Transdev CEO Alex Hornby has aired frustrations and thanked customers for their patience as driver shortages and delays at the Driver and Vehicle Standards...
Vocational driving test appointments going unsold, DVSA claims

‘Vocational driving test slots going unsold’, DVSA claims

316 vocational driving test appointments went unsold in week commencing 13 September, DVSA has said, despite operators continuing to report that they are unable...
Coach and bus driver resource availability

Little sign of short-term driver shortage solution, Committee told

The coach and bus industry is “heading for a perfect storm” in sourcing drivers because of a combination of factors, most of which are...
Changes to PCV driving test format clarified by DVSA

DVSA clarifies pending changes to PCV driving test structure

The reversing manoeuvre that currently forms part of the PCV driving test is to be removed from scope of the exercise when testing is...

Post-accident motorway closures ‘must be cleared more quickly’

A coach operator has called on authorities to explore ways to reopen motorways more rapidly after they are subject to closure following an accident....