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Top drivers

Gareth Evans reports on National Express’ inaugural UK Coach Driver of the Year competition, held Rockingham Races, Corby – with a stringent criteria – including 100% attendance and zero customer complaints for a 12-month period […]


Coach Driven

When Jordan Ridley bought his first coach in 2009 he had no ambition to be anything other than a one vehicle owner operator. Eight years later he runs more than 30 and he gave Andy […]


Whiplash and striking out

Frances Whitehead and Claire McKie of Backhouse Jones provide an update on whiplash claims and striking out Proposed whiplash reform The government is bringing forward a new reform programme to tackle the high number and cost […]


Burlinson on-board

Hayley Burlinson recently made headlines when she passed her Driver PCV test at just 18 years old. She has been employed as an accounting apprentice by her parents, the owners of 2 Way Transport Ltd, […]


Debatable changes

Gareth Evans shares highlights of last week’s five-hour debate in the House of Commons on the Second Reading of the Bus Services Bill, discussing not only familiar arguments but also changes made to the legislation […]


Frank & from the heart

Mark Anderson, Managing Director of Anderson Travel, talks candidly to Gareth Evans about a range of issues affecting  the operation of coaches in London – including picking up and setting down, the Ultra Low Emission […]


Cyclists curse coaches

CBW’s coach driver columnist, Drive, who works for a South of England operator and is a frequent visitor to the capital, shares his frustrations about driving in London and also sheds some light on the […]


Never say Never

John G. Lidstone considers bus longevity with a striking example from Bristol Generations ago, bus chassis had much in common with trucks, with shared rugged and basic engineering that basically enabled the vehicle to meet […]


Blending for the Future

Richard Simpson explains how lubricant developments are advancing in parallel with engine technology The standardisation of Euro 6 emissions control measures to include SCR and PM filtration, plus, for the majority of engine manufacturers, at […]


Attention to detail

Despite difficult trading conditions, the different elements of Guildford-based Safeguard Coaches continue to prosper as Managing Director Andrew Halliday outlined to Andy Izatt Safeguard Coaches of Guildford in Surrey is a rare type of operator, […]