RMT union

RMT union calls for cashless travel

The RMT union has written to bus operators calling for a number of practices to be invoked during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic – including...

Customer commends driver’s actions

Becky Gibson helped a customer who had a fit when getting off the bus.  Becky was driving route 66 to the Royal Berkshire Hospital. She...

Age and inexperience are not barriers to driving

I was recently reading the article reporting on Greater Manchester’s youngest bus driver, 18-year-old Jamie Jackson from Stagecoach Wigan. Many readers and commentators seem to...

IR35 change opens dialogue on self-employed drivers

Medium- and large-sized businesses that engage self-employed staff may find that things alter from 6 April. That’s because of change to IR35 legislation that...

Immigration rules shift set to hit driver recruitment

Coach and bus driving will not be eligible for the government’s new points-based visa and immigration rules. That means operators will be unable to...

D4Drivers: Putting driver health first

More than 4,500 drivers are examined at D4Drivers’ 74 clinics in the UK every month. The service can be a godsend to operators struggling...

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...

BDoY set to move venue for 2020 finals

The National Final of the UK Bus Driver of the Year (BDoY) competition will move its headquarters in Blackpool this year. In 2020, the event...
Drivers blamed after coach spaces removed in Westminster

Drivers blamed after coach spaces removed in Westminster

Council says it issued warnings about 'constant idling' in three prime spaces Three coach parking spots in Westminster are to be replaced with EV charging...
Tourism Yearbook

CDC Tourism Yearbook 2020: Essential reading for the coach driver

The CDC Tourism Yearbook is the ultimate planning tool for organising coach tours and excursions. The 2020 edition is flying off the shelves so...
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Coaching leisure sector

Coaching falls into leisure sector: LGA

The Local Government Association (LGA) has asked local authorities (LAs) to include premises used for coaching activities in their application of business rates relief...
Clean Air Zones postponed

All Clean Air Zones postponed until 2021

Introduction of Clean Air Zones (CAZs) in England has been postponed to January 2021 at the earliest, the government has said. The development was revealed...
Tachograph calibration

Tachograph calibration, inspection rules relaxed

DVSA has relaxed the requirements for periodic calibration and inspection of tachograph units because of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Until further notice, all tachograph calibration...