Minibus News

School teachers in Northern Ireland will need D1 license for minibuses

Northern Ireland

Teachers in Northern Ireland have been stripped of their right to drive school minibuses on a car driving license, leaving some schools unable to transport pupils to activities at all. After new guidance came into force teachers have been told that they must have a full D1 on their driving license and also acquire a driver certificate of professional competence. A ... Read More »

Ford announce Chariot ride-sharing service to hit London streets

Chariot commuter service

Ford Motor Company confirm plans that their ride-sharing service, “Chariot”, will be heading to the streets of London once their application has been accepted. The ride-sharing service start-up was bought by Ford in September 2016 for an estimated £50m, with versions of the service already operating in 4 US cities including Austin, Seattle, New York and San Francisco who’s services ... Read More »

BARRIER & Cozy are the latest products by Phoenix Seating

BARRIER Phoenix Seating were at NAPFM, The Emergency Fleet Show 2017 to show off their current range, but Phoenix were also unveiling their new two new products. BARRIER is the water, dirt and mud resistant seating solution that can be applied to Phoenix’s Blenheim, Blenheim Highback, Hydra and Sirius collections. BARRIER offers a protective layer against water, mud & other ... Read More »

Mellor Coachcraft owners buy Treka Bus owner Villmount

Treka Bus

Mellor Coachcraft owners Woodall Nicholson Holdings has bought Treka Bus owner Villmount. It is stated that both Treka Bus and Mellor Coachcraft will continue to trade as separate brands and be run by their existing management teams. Treka Bus are well known in the sector for their high-floor coachbuilt vehicles and minibuses. Mark Clissett, founder of Villmount runs Treka Bus ... Read More »

Minibus Options builds the UK’s largest wheelchair-accessible minibus

Minibus Options

Derbyshire-based Minibus Options has completed the UK’s largest wheelchair-accessible minibus conversion – building an M2 category minibus offering the capacity to accommodate up to seven wheelchair passengers. The conversion has been made possible thanks to the IVECO Daily – the largest panel van on the UK market – which is now offered with a 4,100mm wheelbase plus an extra-long rear ... Read More »