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The Budget for coaches and buses

Highlights include a £500m grant in Cambridge, another fuel duty freeze and a rolling tax exemption for heritage vehicles In the 2014 Budget, released on Wednesday, March 19, Chancellor George Osborne announced several developments which […]

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New standards for driver trainers

The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced a new grading structure for Approved Driving Instructors. Instructors will be graded as Pass, Grade B or Grade A with A being the highest level of […]

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Coach News

Alpine joins The Guild

Alpine Travel has reached the dizzying heights of being a member of the Guild of British Coach Operators after meeting the rigorous criteria to join the 23-strong operator group. Guild Chairman John Johnson of Johnsons’ […]

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Bus News

Turnover down at Volvo Group

Net sales at the Volvo Group fell by 9% to SEK272,622m (£25,743m in 2013). Operating income was SEK7,138m (£674m), down from SEK18,069m (£1,706m) in 2012. Operating income was negatively impacted by approximately SEK3.4bn (£321.06m) as […]

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HCT offers Safety for all

First use checks, the daily walk around and examination process required of all PCV drivers, are a very important requirement and yet many drivers fail to interpret the significance of being diligent in this area. […]

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Bus News

First begins m-ticketing

Service is already available in Aberdeen and Worcester First UK Bus has recently launched Corethree’s award winning m-ticketing service. The ‘First Bus mobile tickets’ app offers First customers a self-service facility to purchase bus tickets […]