There's only one month to go for many professional bus and coach drivers to complete their 35 hours of periodic training, if their current Driver Qualification Card (DQC) expires on 9 September 2019 and as you all know , it is illegal for professional drivers to operate without a valid DQC. We have...
From the Director of Local Transport Latest position on international bus and coach operations in the EU if the UK leaves the EU with no deal As the dated for leaving the EU has been extended until at least 12 April, we need to further update the advice we sent you recently. While the Government's priority remains...Read more
Currently, UK bus and coach operators carrying out international journeys must hold a standard international operator's licence and a community licence for journeys to, from or through the EU and EEA. As a member of the EU, the UK participates in the Interbus Agreement. This agreement allows bus and coach operators to carry out occasional services...Read more
On 28 March 2019, the type of international driving permit (IDP) that some countries outside of the EU and EEA recognise will change. On 29 March 2019, in the event that there is no EU Exit deal, you may need an IDP in addition to your UK driving licence to drive in EU and EEA...Read more
From 28 March 2019, bus and coach drivers from the UK will need extra documentation to drive in the EU and EEA. (EU Countries and European Economic Area - Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway). Switzerland is neither an EU nor EEA member but is part of the single market . In the event that the UK leaves...Read more
Bus and coach drivers need a Driver CPC qualification to drive in the EU and EEA. Drivers operating on a non-commercial basis or driving vehicles with up to 8 passenger seats do not need a Driver CPC. From 29 March 2019, in the event that there is no...Read more