The driver shortage problem

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One of Llew Jones’ new Scania coaches, which joined the fleet in May

Coach hire companies may be in demand, but the sector also struggles when it comes to attracting the new, younger coach drivers it needs to move forward into a new era. The question is though, what should be done about it? Robin Whitlock investigates

According to VisitEngland, the English national tourist board, coaches are one of the cleanest forms of transport, each coach carrying 50 passengers replacing more than 20 cars on the road and reducing congestion. Coach passengers also help local economies, adding £1.4 billion to the national economy in 2014. […]

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