Busmark ‘fleet size’ now over 6,500

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CILT has said its Busmark benchmarking club is gaining significant momentum across the UK coach and bus industry.

Launched in May at the ALBUM Conference, operators are said to be ‘jumping on board Busmark,’ in advance of the inaugural benchmarking survey, which will commence in early September.

Adrian de Courcey FCILT, CEO of Coventry-based Travel de Courcey, said: “Busmark was in the research and development stage for over a year, but since its launch, we are seeing significant growth.

“Busmark has been developed by bus and coach practitioners, specifically for the bus and coach industry, and is enjoying widespread support. Operators that have already joined Busmark range from 12 vehicle fleets to over 1,600 vehicles. Collectively, these companies are operating an approximate fleet size of 6,532.”

Austin Birks FCILT, CILT Bus and Coach Forum Chairman, said: “Busmark enables operators to identify and share best practices in a non-competitive club environment.

“They are confident that they run highly professional and efficient operations, covering a range of business disciplines, such as engineering, risk and safety and customer service and Busmark will help them to evidence these levels of corporate excellence.”

Through the sponsorship support of Marsh as Gold sponsor, and Lloyd Morgan Group, MiX Telematics and Omnibus as Silver sponsors, companies are able to join Busmark for £250 + VAT.