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Driver shortages our biggest constraint, say smaller bus operators

Rhodri Clark
01 November 2022
Centrebus are among the operators hindered by driver shortages
Centrebus are among the operators hindered by driver shortages

Driver shortages are preventing smaller bus companies from filling more of the gaps where large groups withdraw services.

Serial bus entrepreneur Julian Peddle said that driver shortages, rather than cost increases or reduced demand, were the now biggest constraint on what the bus industry can provide.

As bus passenger numbers have gradually declined, there is a tradition of smaller companies stepping in to operate commercial or tendered services where groups have decided to retreat. Further...

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