Running a transport business can be daunting with so many things to worry about from managing drivers’ hours and ensuring client satisfaction to staying on the right side of employment, safety and transport laws.

Keeping on top of what seems to be constantly changing legislation could be an additional full time job, but Croner offers a variety of products to help you and allow you to concentrate on the day-to-day running of your business.

Coach and Bus Operations

Croner’s Coach and Bus Operations provides extensive coverage of all the legal requirements that PSV Operators must adhere to in order to fulfil their responsibilities under the relevant UK and EU passenger vehicle legislation and maintain their O-licence status and their business. This product is comprehensively reviewed 5 times a year to include all the new Government SIs as they become law. The amendments are posted to you.

Part 1 outlines aspects of passenger vehicle legislation, chapter by chapter. Key aspects include:

  • an explanation of the responsibilities of the PSV operator as defined by relevant passenger vehicle legislation
  • an outline of the role of the Traffic Commissioners in ensuring PSV operators’ responsibilities are carried out
  • the rules on O-licensing for PSV vehicle operators under EU Regulation 1071/2009/EC
    driving licence categories
  • EU drivers’ hours and road transport working time
  • construction and use, tendering, roadworthiness testing, PSV fitness, grants (eligibility for the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) scheme
  • professional competence
  • passenger rights.


Part 2 of the book provides practical guidance on taking a coach into Europe.

  • Provides general background for the operation of coaches on the European mainland with an explanation of the paperwork required and authorities involved for the range of destination countries usually visited by British vehicles, practical guidance on the different rules and and procedures specifically encountered on the Continent

A Coach and Bus Operations subscription includes a briefing which is emailed to you 10 times a year, containing news and feature articles which highlight changes in changes in legislation. Your subscription includes a pocketbook for your drivers, the Coach & Bus Driver’s Handbook, updated annually. You can also purchase this handy pocketbook separately by contacting our customer services team.

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