Thursday, December 3, 2020

Seven-month extension to some DCPC expiry dates

Driver CPC (DCPC) cards that expire between 1 February and 31 August have been granted a seven-month extension to their validity, the government has...

Face covering rule for coaches and buses in England from 15 June

All passengers on coaches and buses in England will be required to wear a face covering from Monday 15 June. The development was announced by...

Home to school PSVAR not affordable: North Yorks CC

The impact on local authorities (LAs) of satisfying PSVAR on home to school services has been exposed by North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC). In a...

Rail replacement PSVAR: Where does it go next?

The question of how PSVAR will be satisfied on rail replacement services rumbles on. Minister of State for Transport Chris Heaton-Harris expects the rail...

‘The industry is being squeezed by PSVAR’

First, I will address the investment situation relating to PSVAR. Over the last 10 years, home-to-school providers have been squeezed because of council budgets. There...

PSVAR exemption granted for rail replacement

Coaches and buses that do not comply with PSVAR will be eligible for a one-month exemption from the Regulations that starts on 1 January...

CPT: Now is the best time for operators to act

With an election looming, now is the perfect time for operators to promote their initiatives to help encourage more people to take the bus,...

Accreditation – FORS puts First Choice ahead

The voluntary accreditation scheme has been a ‘proven success story’ and gave ‘tangible benefits’ says Director Jason Thornton First Choice Minibus Services was one of...

Coach operators warned over wheelchairs

Coach operators will face tough action if they don’t comply with the law on the use of wheelchairs in vehicles on scheduled services, warns...

TCs are consulting on planned changes to industry guidance

The Senior Traffic Commissioner (STC) has opened a consultation on proposed changes to the Statutory Documents. These describe how TCs apply the law and take...

TotalKare launches new brake test savings calculator

The decision to bring brake testing in-house is an important one, and businesses have to weigh up the cost of the equipment against the...