Available for work

I am seeing more and more ‘urgent’ requests for driver work to be covered lately. I am self-employed (Ltd company) based near Edinburgh and have...
Novadata online training

Novadata offers online DCPC, TM training

Novadata is offering online training for both drivers and Transport Managers (TMs). It says that doing so will help to keep the transport industry...

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...
TfL centre door boarding

Centre door-only boarding trial from TfL

Transport for London (TfL) will launch a trial of centre door-only boarding on routes operated by Abellio from its Walworth garage. The trial, which begins...
Coach Drivers' Club team

Join the Club: Don’t let your coach drivers miss out

The Coach Drivers' Club is inviting coach operators to spread the word of its wide range of benefits available to their drivers – for...
D4 medical

DVLA relaxes requirements for drivers’ D4 medical

Temporary provision has been made for drivers aged 45 or over whose vocational licences expire to renew them without the need to undergo a...
Bakers Dolphin

Bakers Dolphin: Twelve drivers graduate from academy

Back in 2018 Bakers Dolphin launched its own training programme in a bid to tackle the nationwide driver shortage. It is now reaping the...
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...
Peartree services

Peartree Services abuse leads to coach waiting time cut

A coach operator has urged other companies to advise their drivers to take care when parking at Welcome Break’s Peartree Services near Oxford if...
Arriva drivers at BDoY

‘BDoY: Return Arriva drivers to finals in 2020’

Can Arriva UK Bus MD Paul O’Neil right a wrong? That is the question after last weekend’s Bus Driver of the Year (BDoY) finals....
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Spitting at bus drivers being tackled in West Midlands

People caught spitting at a bus drivers or passengers in the West Midlands are increasingly likely to face jail sentences thanks to work by...

Obituary – Douglas Bailey MBE

The UK Bus Driver of the Year Association (BDoY) has announced the death of Douglas Bailey MBE, one of its longest serving council members. Douglas...
CBSSG Restart

CBSSG Restart funding details revealed by DfT

The Department for Transport (DfT) has outlined the terms and conditions of its £254m COVID-19 Bus Service Support Grant (CBSSG) Restart package. CBSSG Restart will...