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...
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...
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...
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First Bus zero-emission

First Bus makes 2035 zero-emission commitment

First Bus has committed to operating a zero-emission bus fleet in the UK by 2035. As part of that, it does not plan to...

Examining the market for day trips as lockdown eases

As lockdown eases and tourism resumes across the UK, the question of whether coach tourism is viable for venues enforcing social distancing comes into...
HJS Protection screens

The key to ‘full capacity’ again? HJS introduces new PCV protective screens

A new protective screen design from HJS Emission Technology could see coaches and buses operating closer to full capacity – but your co-operation is...