Major review of Driver CPC training announced

11 November 2021

Aiming to improve compulsory ongoing training for the drivers of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and buses, the Government has promised a “sweeping review” of the system.

Lent licence leads to refusal and disqualification

10 November 2021

In a recent public inquiry into an application for an operating licence, the Traffic Commissioner for the West Midlands found a catalogue of offences by several individuals and companies, many of them related to the lending of operator licences.

Employers urged to get involved with Road Safety Week

9 November 2021

Road Safety Week 2021 will take place from 15 to 21 November and, while aimed particularly at schools and young people, the organisers are keen to get businesses involved — particularly those reliant on their employees being out on the nation’s roads.

Loan fraud costs an operator his licence

5 November 2021

A public inquiry into Mafuwer Logistics Ltd conducted by the Traffic Commissioner for the West Midlands, Nick Denton, found that almost all the company’s financial resources had been provided by a £50,000 bounce back loan (BBL) in May 2020.

New Zealand trade deal good for bus exports

3 November 2021

After 16 months of talks by Department for International Trade (DIT) negotiators, the Prime Ministers of New Zealand and the UK have signed a trade deal which, they say, will cut red tape for businesses and end tariffs on UK exports.

Spotlight on low carbon hydrogen buses at COP26

2 November 2021

The first ever double decker hydrogen bus tour of the UK has left London on a journey aiming to highlight the part hydrogen has to play in the country’s journey to net zero emissions.