Beware an extension of PSVAR in coaches

PSVAR will grow to capture all coaches that are used on in-scope work from 1 January 2020. How will it affect you? Possibly overlooked in...

RMT calls for better local drivers’ hours

Union RMT is calling for local bus drivers' driving hours to be brought in line with coach drivers'. It is backing a private member's bill...

Doctors on Wheels medicals no longer accepted amid probe

The DVLA is no longer accepting D4 medical reports from Doctors on Wheels Ltd. The company, a provider of cheap medicals for PCV and HGV...

Award for Master Driver

Award for Master Driver National Express has won another award for its driver training programme, Master Driver. It picked up the Excellence in People Development award...

CPT hosts North Weald ride-and-drive event

The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) London & South East Region’s sixth annual Ride-and-Drive event took place on Friday (27 July). Held at North Weald...

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...

New look for Lothian drivers

Lothian has redesigned its uniform for its 1,900 drivers, the first revision in 20 years. The bespoke maroon-based design is from Coventry-based Murray Uniforms. Hard-wearing...

Alfa Leisureplex grows

Alfa Leisureplex grows The Alfa Leisureplex Group has bought its 21st hotel: The Monarch Hotel in Bridlington, East Yorkshire. The company, based in Chorley, Lancashire, operates...

Are your drivers among the best – if so then enter BDoY

The National Final of the UK Bus Driver of the Year (BDoY) Competition takes place in Blackpool on Sunday 2 September and entries have...

French rules clarified

A new law on the posting of workers came into force in France on 5 September that clarifies the existing position in passenger transport,...
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Shearings owner Specialist Leisure Group ceases trading

Specialist Leisure Group (SLG), which operates Shearings Holidays, National Holidays (trading as Caledonian Travel), UK Breakaways, Coast and Country Hotels, Bay Hotels, Country Living...
Manchester CAZ

Manchester calls for more CAZ funding as date slips

Greater Manchester has asked the government for additional money to support the upgrading and replacement of vehicles that will not comply with the region’s...
Mistral social distancing

UrbanThings wins grant to develop social distancing system for public transport

UrbanThings is developing its own social distancing platform to assist operators provide safer public transport during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, with the help of...