Thursday, December 3, 2020

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...

Brighton Madeira Drive coach parking threatened with permanent closure

Coach parking space on Madeira Drive in Brighton could be lost if Brighton and Hove City Council decides to turn the current temporary road...
Grayson Thermal Systems

Grayson Thermal Systems upgrades cab A/C on 1,200 buses

Grayson Thermal Systems has made alterations to the cab air-conditioning systems of 1,200 buses in London to further protect drivers against coronavirus COVID-19.  The work...

Metroline Travel wins reconsideration of drivers’ claims

The Employment Appeals Tribunal has directed a London Employment Tribunal to reconsider its decision in March 2019 which upheld claims against Metroline Travel by...

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 are more and more the issue’ in maintenance cases, says TC

Driver walk-round checks are increasingly an issue in maintenance says TC Blackmore, as he gives Green Mountain Travel a warning Drivers “are more and more...

Croner-i looks at rail replacement drivers’ hours

It’s hard enough maintaining a PSV O-Licence efficiently in a market governed by strict rules and legislation, yet operators have so much more to...

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...

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...

CT4N calls for priority bus driver COVID-19 testing

The Managing Director of CT4N, the trading arm of Nottingham Community Transport, has urged the government to prioritise the bus driver role for coronavirus...

Wrightsure still offering consumer protection insurance

Independent insurance broker Wrightsure has underlined that one of its specialist surety insurers continues to welcome applications for consumer protection insurance from coach operators...