Wednesday, September 28, 2022
EV experience

Learning from the EV experience

With a growing number of bus operators getting experience of operating electric vehicles under their belts, what lessons are being learnt? We asked a...

Keeping the wheels turning: The need for regular propshaft checks

Mounted on the underside of the vehicle, propshafts on diesel-powered buses transmit the rotational torque from the engine via the transmission to the drive...
Stagecoach celebrates International Women in Engineering Day

Stagecoach: ‘More to be done’ to bring women into engineering

More needs to be done to attract female engineers into the bus industry, Stagecoach has said as it celebrates those already within its business...

New state of the art ADL training facility to provide perfect environment for engineers...

One of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, Alexander Dennis (ADL), will offer its engineering training members unsurpassed workshop facilities from its new...
Premier Pits RH Commercials

Premier Pits provides confidence to industry with safety culture

Since it developed the first prefabricated steel pit 40 years ago, IRTE Skills Challenge sponsor Premier Pits has provided technicians with the best, safest...
Totalkarecombined brake tester and inspection pit

Totalkare launches ‘brake tester and inspection pit in a box’

Totalkare has launched its TK-BM65 product, which combines brake tester, wheel play detector and vehicle inspection capabilities into one compact unit. A demonstration example of...
Barney Milles Ceramex MD

New appointments as DPF remanufacturer Ceramex expands

Diesel particulate filter (DPF) remanufacturer Ceramex has made two senior management appointments following an increase in its capacity and rising demand. Former Operations Manager Barney...

Shades Technics: Engineering a niche

Shades Technics supplies bespoke toilets and kitchenettes for coaches. We visit the supplier’s base in Hertfordshire, and speak to the management team on its...
Digital dilemma - products should be built for the end user, says engineer

Digital dilemma: Build products with end users in mind

There are many examples of operators large and small transitioning away from long-established, paper-based maintenance systems to electronic alternatives. The benefits that can deliver...
IRTE Skills Challenge

Last chance for coach and bus apprentices and technicians to enter the IRTE Skills...

Coach and bus operators are being urged to put forward their best technicians and apprentices for entry into the IRTE Skills Challenge competition. The opportunity...

Obituary: Doree Barratt, pioneer of women in coaching

Doree Barratt, one of the coach industry’s first female drivers and for many years the head of well-known Cheshire operator Barratt's Coaches of Nantwich,...