Sunday, August 1, 2021
IRTE Skills Challenge 2021

IRTE Skills Challenge testing week sets out to find the best in coach and...

Apprentices and technicians from coach and bus operators countrywide met in Bristol this week to compete in the IRTE Skills Challenge competition. Celebrating its 10th...
Electric bus engineering forum established

Operators’ electric bus engineering forum established

A bus operators’ engineering forum to monitor the effectiveness and operation of electric vehicles has been established by Metroline and Stagecoach. Its first meeting...
Bus to grid vehicle to grid London Northumberland Park depot buses lined up

Vehicle to grid: The future flexible energy solution for buses?

In 2018 a project began to equip 28 battery-electric buses with technology capable of returning power back to the network. How does the operator...

Vehicle maintenance and refurbishment

Keeping your fleet in good working order is one of the essentials of a respectable business. Our suppliers are here to help Maintenance and refurbishment...
Technician loads laptop with vehicle diagnostics

Diagnostics and electronics: Should vehicle workshops be concerned?

routeone speaks with Imperial Engineering’s Gavin Takel about the problems that modern vehicle electronics are posing for workshops and technicians Complex vehicle electronics continue to...
DVSA to accept applications to expand ATF network

DVSA to enable ATF network growth as moratorium ends

DVSA has given the green light to expanding the Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) network under certain circumstances by ending a temporary moratorium on applications...
Knorr-Bremse training

All change for vehicle technicians as complete bus systems set for major transformation

As internal combustion engines are gradually being replaced by battery-powered electric motors, vehicle technicians will need to be trained to keep them maintained. But it...
Imperial Engineering Skills Challenge

Imperial Engineering on-site training eases pressure on coach and bus technicians to keep industry...

The coach and bus sector relies on many different parts to keep it running smoothly. During the pandemic, it has continued to rely on suppliers...
DVSA warns of heavy vehicle testing availability constraints

DVSA warns of heavy vehicle test demand surge later in 2021

DVSA has warned that demand for heavy vehicle test appointments will be "significantly" higher than normal during August, September, October and November. It has...

Engines, transmissions and alternative propulsion

Public transport is undergoing a shift to non-conventional propulsion technology. Our suppliers are there to support that transition. Transport in the United Kingdom is undergoing...

Fuze to provide ‘turnkey’ asset finance for Wrightbus ZE models

Wrightbus and Ryze Hydrogen owner Jo Bamford has established Fuze, an asset finance company that will work exclusively with zero-emission buses built by the...