Review of the Year – 2022

January Fire damages buses at NatEx Walsall garage – A fire damages three buses at a National Express West Midlands’ Walsall garage, including a 2005 Alexander ALX400-bodied Dennis Trident in the colours of Walsall Corporation Transport pre-1969. NCT’s Mark Fowles in New Years Honours List – Nottingham City Transport’s (NCT’s) former- MD, Mark Fowles, has […]

CILT focuses on driver shortage in report

A report by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has revealed reasons behind the driver shortage. The CILT survey finds the reasons behind the driver shortages are: unsociable hours, poor industry image, long hours, sub-standard facilities and poor wages. The report said: “If these factors, as well as the ‘other’ responses, show the […]

Hidden gems

The four-year gap since the last IAA event in Hanover has seen the event change beyond all recognition. Many, indeed most of the major bus and coach manufacturers were either absent or had only a token presence with neither Daimler Truck nor MAN featuring buses on their inside stands and others choosing to launch new […]

OBs up for grabs

Ages Past is a business born out of necessity that has evolved with changing social norms. And now, after more than four decades, it’s looking for a new owner. Ages Past runs no fewer than five Class-6-tested Bedford OBs from its rural headquarters at Eversley on the Hampshire/Berkshire border. Proprietor, Dr Mark Sleep, describes it […]


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