Stagecoach announces autonomous Enviro200 trial 24 July 2018
Stagecoach has partnered with Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and Fusion Processing to trial an autonomous single-decker bus. Once complete, the 12m ADL Enviro200 MMC will be completely autonomous and able to operate without a driver in an off-road environment. The technology is also expected to deliver road safety benefits when driven in manual mode.
Work on the vehicle is being carried out at ADL’s site in Guildford and the bus is expected to be ready for use by the end of 2018.
In the short term, the bus will be used in autonomous mode only within the depot environment, to carry out movements such as parking and moving into the fuelling station and bus wash. More>>
DKV extends acceptance network in Italy and
Switzerland (19 July 2018)
DKV extends acceptance network in Italy and Switzerland (19 July 2018)
CPT Commercial Partner, DKV Euro Service, has recently extended its acceptance network in Italy and Switzerland. DKV customers can now pay for their fuel using the DKV CARD at over 200 additional Eni brand stations in Italy. This extends the Italian acceptance network to 7,407 fuel stations.
DKV has recently added 175 fuel stations operated by TamOil to the acceptance network in Switzerland. Customers in the Alpine republic now have a total of 500 stations available.
For further information see www.dkv-euroservice.com
Prepare for German toll extension with DKV box (23 May 2018)
From 1 July, the extent of tolls for commercial vehicles in Germany will increase significantly.
DKV recommends that operators who require new toll boxes at the start of this extension should register well in advance and use its Toll Collect Box. Only the on-board unit provided by Toll Collect will be capable of officially invoicing the extended toll in Germany.
Cross-border EETS-compliant toll boxes such as the DKV Box Europe are at the start of the registration process, which will not be completed by 1 July. More>>
and coach operators could save £££s with CPT Energy (21 May 2018)
CPT has today (21 May) launched CPT Energy, a new service dedicated to helping members get the very best rates from utility providers for their business energy (gas and electric). Launched in partnership with CPT’s new Commercial Partner, Make It Cheaper Ltd - the UK’s leading business energy switching service - CPT Energy has been designed to save members time, money and hassle when both dealing with utility companies and switching tariffs at contract renewal times.
In addition to business energy, CPT Energy also gives members access to a similar Business Telecoms and Business Water services.
Speaking at the launch, CPT’s Commercial and Business Development Director, Peter Gomersall, said: “We are delighted to welcome Make It Cheaper as a Commercial Partner of CPT. Make It Cheaper understands that our members’ time and money is precious, and this new CPT Energy service will allow them to focus on what is most important of all - the smooth running of their businesses. More>>
Exclusive CheckPro offer for CPT Members (18 May 2018)
Ensuring your fleet is compliant is vital for a passenger transport business of any size. The safety of your customers, drivers, other road users & pedestrians is paramount and daily walk around checks are a key part of the system that gives you, as an operator, peace of mind that your business is doing the right things. That’s why the team at Sheffield based Digital 2000 (the team behind the TachPro range of tachograph & compliance consumables) have developed CheckPro Compliance Management, their new digital defect reporting system.
CheckPro offers walkaround check apps for both iOS and Android that send reports instantly to the CheckPro Management System (CMS) Dashboard where managers can view any defects reported and manage them accordingly.
Priced at just £1 per asset per week, CheckPro is available now and CPT members can take advantage of an exclusive offer to get 12 months for the price of 11. Find out more by visiting www.checkpro.com where you can sign up for an online demo and get a free trial to test out the system for yourself, alternately call 0114 2212000 and speak to one of our experts today.
DKV helps CPT members to meet their challenges (17 May 2018)
For nearly 10 years CPT UK has teamed up with DKV to provide members with advice and solutions on day to day issues such as fuel bills, toll charges and VAT / Excise Duty recovery. CPT members profit from many advantages, from cost effective and convenient fuelling both in the UK and overseas to toll and
VAT/excise duty refunds.
TOTAL UK Launches New Website (13 April 2018)
TOTAL UK Launches New Website (13 April 2018)
TOTAL UK has launched a new website (https://www.total.co.uk/), with improved features and functionality. The core objectives for the new site were for it to be more customer centric, solution and mobile orientated. Utilising responsive design, the site adapts to whatever device it is being viewed on, while the content has been restructured, making it easier for visitors to find what they are looking for.
Two enhanced functions of the new site are ‘Find my Product’, a new and improved catalogue to help customers understand more about TOTAL’s products, and ‘Which oil do I need?’, an online tool ‘Lub Advisor’ to help customers identify the correct lubricants for any kind of vehicle through an extensive database covering almost all the major vehicle manufacturers. More>>
Passenger Counting (APC) Product Focus (20 March 2018)
New Bureau Service Smart-ePrint (28 February 2018)
We are drawing on our extensive experience in education, transport and use of smart media in a wide range of applications. We are confident that our clients will be able to reduce cost and to enjoy increased flexibility when producing smart media for their customers, members and staff. More>>
Quality pays as customer service and
innovation rewarded in the UK Awards (21 November 2017)
Quality pays as customer service and innovation rewarded in the UK Awards (21 November 2017)
companies, local government and suppliers across Britain are celebrating their
success in the 2017 UK Bus Awards, which this week announced the winners of its
22nd annual competition at a glittering ceremony before over 710 industry
movers and shakers at Troxy In London’s Docklands.
Go South Coast was named UK Bus Operator of the Year in 2016, having earlier been victorious in the closely-fought contest for the title of Top Shire Operator. In addition, the company’s Eastleigh depot scooped the Gold Award in the contest to find the UK’s Top National Bus Depot – a unique hattrick for the business.
Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company won the Silver Award in the overall contest, after being named as Top City Operator. Brighton were also given a Special Commendation in the Sustained Marketing Excellence category for publishing their best-selling Bus Times guide to the city’s bus services for the last 30 years. More>>
routeone Awards 2017: winners announced (5 October 2017)
Stagecoach, Arriva UK Bus, Go North East, Go South Coast, Go-Ahead London, Homeward Bound Travel, Horseman Coaches, Plymouth Citybus, Golden Boy Coaches, Pulham & Sons (Coaches), The Kings Ferry, Ensignbus, and Easton’s Holidays, were among the operators to take home awards.
While Stephen Barber, former MD of Wallace Arnold and retired CPT director of coaching, was this year’s recipient of the Special Award for outstanding contribution to the industry. More>>
Road Safety Designs adds BrightAngle triangle (27 September 2017)
Road Safety Designs has developed BrightAngle, a warning triangle that has been revolutionised to improve safety.
Its flashing, high-intensity LEDs allow a hazard to be seen from up to 300 metres away, in all weathers and at all times of the day and night. The warning triangle helps road users to stay safe when a vehicle is stopped at the side of the road.
Even during daylight, stationary vehicles may not be visible until it is too late, and using a warning triangle can reduce the collision risk. More>>
Optare wins biggest-ever export to Australasia (21 September 2017)
Optare, the UK’s third-largest bus manufacturer, will deliver the first buses in March 2018, with final deliveries by July 2018.
The Euro 6 buses will be built at Optare’s Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire plant.
The deal is one of the largest in the business’ 100 year history and will provide ongoing security to the firms 300-strong workforce after a volatile few years for the bus manufacturing industry and the added uncertainty presented by Brexit, it adds. More>>
Crowdfunded app goes to Reading (2 August 2017)
The new technology, a smartphone app called VAMOOZ, has been created by Harrogate-based Transdev Blazefield, which launched the concept with three sold-out trips to the One Love Manchester concert. More>>
Bike Hotspot helps reduce conflict with cyclists (26 July 2017)
The ultra-bright LED sign gives cyclists approaching the rear of a vehicle a clear warning that it is about to turn left.
It uses sensors fitted on the nearside of the vehicle and it activates at speeds below 10mph. Sensors are linked to a choice of alarm, including in-cab sounds, LED lights and an external speaker. More>>
Prospect Coaches takes delivery of PR17 CPT (18 May 2017)
Prospect Coaches yesterday took delivery of the latest edition to its fleet – a Plaxton Elite Volvo B11R Euro VI vehicle with the registration plate PR17 CPT.
Ros Hadley, Director of Prospect Coaches said: “It has become something of a tradition that we “name” our vehicles after family and friends, and even our treasured pets! CPT has always given us great service and we find the help and support we receive invaluable. We regard the CPT team as true friends to our company so we felt it was a fitting tribute to name our latest acquisition after our trade body. The new Elite joins its sister Elite which carries Ros in its registration plate. All our new vehicles have alcolocks, CCTV, wi-fi and many other extras fitted as standard.”