Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Two giant killers: Act now

Remember these two names: Yaseen Aslam and James Farrar. Because they are giant-killers. Not only did they take on a £50bn aggressive multinational -...

Don’t let analogue die

The death of the analogue tachograph could be nearer than you think – and it’s nothing to do with Europe. Instead, it is the operators of...

Profitable investment

This week we’ve devoted a lot of space to a preview of Euro Bus Expo, at the NEC, Birmingham on 1-3 November – less than...

A hard rain’s a-gonna fall

Are you a coach operator? If so, you must feel like you’re being hammered on all sides. Whether it’s Paris planning to ban all...

Taken on trust

Trust is the fundamental part of our industry. We trust our passengers to pay, and for them to be ready when the coach turns...

A disease left unchecked

Medically speaking, the world has eradicated, or at least controlled, some of the worst diseases known to mankind. Yet when it comes to problems...

The struggle for convenience

The financial crash eight years ago and the subsequent years of hardship are not fondly remembered by anybody – least of all those in...

Two problems in a nutshell

In the week that the Transport Select Committee met to grill operators and others on the Bus Services Bill, it’s not surprising that who controls...

In whose shoes do you walk?

Stand back from your business for a moment and consider this: If you had the power to change things what would you do? Specifically...

Has the dust settled yet?

How confident are you feeling about your business prospects? It’s a question that’s constantly being asked in the industry, particularly in the wake of...

Further coach industry funding in Northern Ireland proposed

A further round of bespoke funding for private coach and bus operators in Northern Ireland appears likely after Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon requested powers...