Costing to win business: how to quote for bus and coach travel

21 October 2021

Costing work is one of the most essential elements of operating a bus or coach business and without it there would simply be no work for our vehicles. Here our consultant editor takes a look at a vital area of transport planning that is often seen as a “dark art”.

The gas crisis explained and how it’s affecting your business

19 October 2021

Escalating food prices, energy bills, and political tension accompany a recent jump in the cost of gas. With no other contender mature or agile enough to take its place, natural gas occupies a unique position in the UK’s energy sector. Jack Barwise explores the current energy crisis, the role of global gas shortages, and what businesses can expect in the coming months.

Road Accident Statistics 2020

15 October 2021

The Government publishes annual road accident statistics some nine months in arrears of each given year and the 2020 figures were released on 30 September 2021.

Concessions for Transport Operators During Covid-19

7 October 2021

In order to cope with the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic and maintain essential transport, a number of relaxations have been made by the Government. The Senior Traffic Commissioner has also published a set of temporary updates to certain of the existing Statutory Documents that provide guidance to Traffic Commissioners when dealing with regulatory issues. These relaxations apply to England, Scotland and Wales only, as the arrangements for Northern Ireland are devolved.

Driver shortage and the fuel crisis

4 October 2021

This article looks at why this crisis developed, what steps the Government has taken to alleviate the problems and whether they will work.

Guidance on managing coronavirus issues at work

30 September 2021

The risks from Covid-19 are still very much present in the workplace and it is important to remember that employers have a duty of care towards their employees to protect the health and safety of their workforce. This information is being continually checked and updated.

Managing data and compliance — the DVSA Earned Recognition scheme

31 August 2021

The DVSA are now encouraging all operators to attain Earned Recognition status, including by direct approaches from the DVSA to operators they believe can achieve this quickly. We look at the scheme and how operators can most effectively produce and manage their data to become compliant.