Tachographs fitted to coaches are about to undergo the biggest revolution since the introduction of the first generation of the digital versions in 2006. Those instruments proved ridiculously easy to bypass and, since then the enforcement authorities have been playing a game of catch-up, with the fraudsters usually maintaining a decisive lead. While tacho fraud […]
It was fifth time lucky for Stagecoach East Scotland driver Ian Field as he took the title at the 52nd annual Bus Driver of the Year event in Blackpool. Previously, he had always finished in the top 20 and entered in 2018 for the first time after a four-year break, seeing it as, “a good […]
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The two new coaches are covered in Issue 1483, 8 June, and on the website, so here I will concentrate on what ADL has achieved in the past year, what the challenges it faces are and how it plans to address them. I look forward to these meetings, not only because I’m keen to hear […]
Almost 50 of the country’s top operators fielded their finest drivers and coaches for this year’s UK Coach Rally – a spectacle which even drew the gaze of Blackpool’s party animals. Now in its 64th year, the rally was the star of the seafront, with the vehicles assembled in the shadow of Blackpool Tower. As […]
More than 30 people were killed or seriously injured in motorway accidents in 2016 due to illegal or faulty tyres. But an 18-month study says commuters, commercial drivers and other road users can do a lot more to help reduce accidents through regular checking. See how Bridgestone tested 1,000 tyre fragments Richard Leonard, Highways England’s […]
Few organisations are likely to be fully compliant by 25 May 2018 (especially as some key guidance is yet to be published and the Data Protection Bill is yet to pass through parliament). However, the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) has indicated that those who fail to engage with the GDPR by the implementation date will […]
The Coach Tourism Association’s Coach Holiday Conference, held this year at The Imperial Hotel and supported by Visit Blackpool, brought CTA members together in a well-planned programme of events that combined business with pleasure. Leading the speaker line-up was Debbie Marshall, a fluent and enthusiastic speaker who set up Silver Travel Advisor in 2011. This […]