COVID-19 support essential to avoid industry disaster

The realities of coronavirus – which only over the past week have become entirely apparent – are stark. The scale of the change in...
routeone Awards

Who do you want to win?

As this year’s routeone Awards nominations open excitement is building for the industy’s biggest celebration of excellence. Who do you think is the best coach,...
Home to school PSVAR

Figures show home to school PSVAR absurdity

Figures from North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) demonstrate the absurdity of thw application of PSVAR to home to school transport. In 2018/19, NYCC raised £610,000...
Bus franchising

Is bus franchising now back to square one?

The bus franchising landscape has seen several developments recently. They undoubtedly serve to reset discussions about whether it is the right avenue to follow...
Recruiting engineers

Recruiting the next generation of engineers: How?

A respected industry manager makes some interesting comments recruiting new talent. Not into driving, but as engineers. The challenge of finding these technicians dwarfs that...
£5bn bus funding

£5bn bus funding is welcome if it’s used properly

Boris Johnson made a statement when he awarded to bus the bulk of a £5bn funding deal. Cycling will take a portion of that...
Young coach and bus drivers

Young coach and bus drivers: A fresh approach?

How to attract young people as coach and bus drivers has long been a thorny topic. Before trying to address it, consider why they do...
Coach and bus industry

How can you help the coach and bus industry engage?

An example of the disjointed approach to the coach and bus industry from parts of government is the latest exemption to PSVAR. It is an...
Euro VI

Euro VI: Time to think seriously about it

It’s not what the industry wants to hear, but if your thoughts have not yet turned to Euro VI then they likely will need...
Coach Strategy

CPT Coach Strategy: Data sharing is data caring

Data is king. If you don’t do data, you’re not making best use of what is at hand to promote your business. Whether it’s targeting...
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Coaching leisure sector

Coaching falls into leisure sector: LGA

The Local Government Association (LGA) has asked local authorities (LAs) to include premises used for coaching activities in their application of business rates relief...
Clean Air Zones postponed

All Clean Air Zones postponed until 2021

Introduction of Clean Air Zones (CAZs) in England has been postponed to January 2021 at the earliest, the government has said. The development was revealed...
Tachograph calibration

Tachograph calibration, inspection rules relaxed

DVSA has relaxed the requirements for periodic calibration and inspection of tachograph units because of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Until further notice, all tachograph calibration...