Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Fuel price escalator needed for home to school contracts

Home-to-school contracts: Fuel price escalator needed soon

Diesel costs are never far removed from industry discussions. One operator recently paid 170ppl for a bulk delivery. While that is high even by...

From one crisis to the next…

It would have been nice to have had a little relaxation time between the ending of COVID-19 restrictions and a European war, but lurching...
England bus sector left in limbo by funding uncertainty

England’s bus sector left in limbo by funding uncertainty

Who would have thought less than a year ago that Boris Johnson’s promise of £3bn to “level up buses across England to London standards”...
Coach and bus industry certainty in short supply in 2022

Little sign of coach and bus industry certainty as 2022 opens

2022 begins with uncertainty. While for coaching the launch of separate awareness campaigns by two trade bodies has the potential to deliver significant benefits,...
Yutong TCe12 coach decarbonisation

Contract award change could drive coach decarbonisation shift

The coach industry and its stakeholders are undertaking work on reducing the sector’s environmental impact and facilitating its eventual zero-emission transition against a backdrop...
Driver CPC and PSVAR policy conflict at DfT

Driver CPC and PSVAR: DfT must get policy work into order

News that the government will carry out what it terms a “sweeping review” of the Driver CPC (DCPC) system landed on Monday 8 November. In...
Coach can help in work around reducing domestic flights

Where are coaches in CBT policy for reducing domestic flights?

Has coach travel been forgotten? For many, the answer is no. Operators report strong business, notwithstanding difficulties around driver availability. It is thus curious...
DVLA driving licences processing delays

DVLA processing woes show that overhaul is needed

Longstanding difficulties at DVLA have translated into severe delays to the processing of vocational licence applications and renewals. At the time of writing, those...
Change needed to decarbonisation approach in England

Time for change for England decarbonisation approach

The starkest warning yet about the climate emergency was recently delivered by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Its special report’s foreword includes...
Training drivers in house - will it be the new normal for all operators?

Training drivers in-house: Look now if you don’t already

Will the industry see a driver shortage over the remainder of 2021? Things already look tricky thanks to short-term pressures. One coach operator is...

Coach tourism in Scotland to be on show at CTA Glasgow...

The Coach Tourism Association (CTA) will hold a summer networking event in Glasgow from Sunday 24 to Tuesday 26 July. It will showcase the...