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Driver’s hours: changes to fines for commercial drivers

Whilst these changes to fines do not currently apply in Northern Ireland, they will apply to you if you are driving in GB. Drivers' hours: Changes to Fines for Commercial Drivers - GB The rules will change from 5th march 2018 so lorry, bus and coach drivers who drive tired will be fined for every time they've...
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Ballymena Coach Park

The Federation and its members are delighted with the new coach facilities and the commitment made by Mid and East Antrim Council to the needs of coach companies and their passengers.  We look forward to continuing out work with the Council in their efforts to develop coach tourism potential. [caption id="attachment_4476" align="alignnone" width="300"] Read more

The Driver & Vehicle Agency on the road to a digital transformation

Every year enforcement officers from the Department for Infrastructure's Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) carry out 6,000 inspections of goods vehicles, buses, taxis and cars each year with goods vehicles accounting for nearly half of all vehicles checked. From October these enforcement officers will begin to use tablet devices to support these roadside compliance inspections.  This...
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Consultations on Proposed Changes to Section 10B Permits and Guidance on Minibus Driving

Please see attached consultations on proposed changes to section 10B permits and guidance on minibus driving which opens today and closes 17th November 2017.  These have been issued by Freight and Bus Policy Dfi, Transport Resources Division. (Read More) (Consultation 10B Permits) (Consultation Guidance on Minibus Driving) (Cover Letter Consultation Package)...
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Consultation on the implementation of European Directive 2014/45/EU in respect of vehicle testing legislation

This consultation relates to the road worthiness testing of all vehicles including public service vehicles and there are a number of minor amendments to be made which relate to technical changes related to safety issues.  These changes should have little impact on our industry and we will discuss at our members meeting scheduled for 1st November...
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Transport Training Services

Free Driver Training for 18-24 year olds at TTS Under the Apprenticeships NI Scheme TTS is now offering an Apprenticeship route to Bus/Coach Driver Training We deliver the NVQ Level 2 Certificate in Bus/Coach Driving, along with driver training to pass a PCV vocational (either category D1 or D). Course duration 3-4 weeks, depending on ability. (Read More)...
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