Wednesday, October 27, 2021
DVSA heavy vehicle testing focus group call to operators

DVSA seeks operators for heavy vehicle testing focus groups

DVSA is seeking operators to participate in a series of focus group events that it will hold as part of its ongoing work to...
IRTE Skills Challenge winners announced

Winners named at 10th IRTE Skills Challenge awards ceremony

Thursday 21 October saw the 10th anniversary IRTE Skills Challenge awards ceremony and the announcement of the winners of this year’s anniversary event. It was...
Park Lane coach parking in London under threat

Permanent removal for most Park Lane coach parking bays?

Permanent removal of most coach parking bays on Park Lane in London has been floated by Transport for London (TfL) – despite the impending...
Temporary bus service variation mechanism extended to 31 March 2022

Temporary service variation mechanism extended into 2022

Any registered bus service operating under the temporary variation mechanism that was introduced early in the COVID-19 pandemic can now do so until 31...
APPG and bus OEMs call on government to accelerate 4000 zero emission bus rollout

Call to accelerate 4,000 zero-emission bus rollout in England

Bus manufacturers Alexander Dennis, Switch Mobility and Wrightbus joined forces with the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Bus and Coach Industry to call...
Llew Jones Coaches driver Abby Griffiths

Young driver success for Llew Jones Coaches and Abby, 19

Llew Jones Coaches is a further operator to demonstrate that recruiting young people is a useful part of the coach and bus industry’s response...

Coach holidays: More attractive than ever before?

ETOA Commercial Director and former CTA Chair Sean Taggart reveals how coach operators can look for new opportunities that will outlast the pandemic Event organisers...

Coach driver opportunities: ‘A fascinating problem’

ONS reported a strong economic rebound in September, with reported job vacancies rising to over one million. That labour shortage has had an unusual...
Used coach market showing some early signs of rebounding

Is the used coach market finally starting to rebound?

The used coach market was greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A collapse in demand coupled to excess supply impacted values. But consensus among...
Falcon Coaches in talks with Arriva about Guildford business

Falcon Coaches in talks to take on Arriva Guildford business

Talks between Arriva and Falcon Coaches about a deal for the Byfleet-based independent to take over the Guildford business that is part of the...

Southern Vectis donates coach to Zambian training school

A coach operated by Go-Ahead owned Southern Vectis set off on a journey to Zambia this week, after the operator donated it to a...