Sunday, October 17, 2021

‘What do we pay liability insurance for?’

I refer to my previous letter (routeONE, Letters, 29 June) regarding coach parking (or lack of) and the dangers at Hartshead Moor Services. I contacted Welcome...

‘Beware hiring freelance drivers’

Regarding HMRC rules on bus and coach drivers. It is vital everyone understands the rules that are forced onto the driving industry, based on their...

‘Anyone got a Routemaster?’

In the summer of 2018, a team of eight ex-Wellington College students plan to drive a Routemaster bus from the UK to Shanghai, a...

‘Public thank you to the people of York’

We would like to publicly thank the people of the city of York for their kindness and assistance in locating one of our elderly...

‘Is Section 19 legal? No!’

We’re in possession of the full transcript of the Public Inquiry held on 1 June regarding Sean Campbell T/A Campbell’s Mini Bus Hire Ltd...

‘What if driver refuses?’

With the advent of the new online driving licence check system, some operators have been checking driver’s licences without their direct permission, because the...

‘DVSA: Service without delays?’

Following a rather acrimonious separation and divorce, I was contacted by the DVSA regarding the status of my small bus company, a specialist operation...

‘Thanks to operators for dissertation help’

I have just finished my degree at Loughborough University, a four-year course studying Transport and Business Management. For my dissertation, I analysed the impacts of...

‘Bury the Bus Services Bill’

Your Westminster Watch column confirmed what we have all suspected. The Bus Services Bill is a piece of up-coming legislation opposed by much of the industry...

‘Technology – at what cost to the operator?’

Times have changed in a big way, facing up to this technological era which we all now relate to in a different context. The...

Scales Coaches adds an UNVI Compa midicoach

Scales Coaches has become the first operator in Ireland to take delivery of an UNVI vehicle supplied by recently appointed sole agent for the...