Wednesday, September 28, 2022
DVSA relaxes occasional driver records keeping requirement

Occasional EU driver records requirements relaxed

The Department for Transport (DfT) has relaxed its approach to the records of periods of activity that must be kept by a driver that...

Go-Ahead introduces dyslexia toolkit for staff

Go-Ahead subsidiary Go South West is pioneering what it calls a "first of its kind" toolkit for dyslexic staff members, as part of efforts...
Arriva North West pay deal agreed after strike

Arriva NW pay deal ‘will challenge network sustainability’

A pay deal of 11.1% agreed between Arriva North West (ANW) and drivers that are members of the Unite and GMB unions will “place...

Team Pennine operations ‘transformed’ by Omnibus solution

Omnibus has "transformed" operations at Transdev Blazefield subsidiary Team Pennine through its OmniDAS depot allocation system, the supplier has revealed. Formerly known under Arriva as...
Bourton on the Water coach park under threat

Alternatives identified as Bourton coach park threatened

Preliminary work involving the identification of potential alternative coach space in Bourton-on-the-Water has begun after the owner of the Bourton Vale combined car and...

In-house operator training targets driver shortages

With many coach operators reeling from a shortage of drivers, what can be done to turn the situation around? We spoke to four leading...
Call for evidence on D1 and C driver licence proposals

Call for evidence issued on D1 and C licence proposals

Proposed changes to the award of category D1 driving entitlement and the return of the strictly limited ability of some category C licence holders...
DVSA smart tachograph interrogation trial starts

DVSA opens smart tachograph remote interrogation trial

For the first time, DVSA can remotely interrogate certain aspects of the data held by smart digital tachograph head units in moving vehicles after...
Nat Ex Driver Brent Humphries

Nat Ex coach driver celebrates 40 years behind the wheel

National Express coach driver Brent Humphries is celebrating a career spanning 40 years behind the wheel of National Express coaches. The Edwards Coaches driver from...
DVLA medical questionnaire changes come into force

DVLA medical questionnaire changes come into force

Changes have been formally introduced that allow a wider pool of healthcare professionals to complete DVLA medical questionnaire forms that are sent following the...

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,...