It doesn’t matter whether you have a single bus or coach, or a national fleet – if you’re carrying passengers commercially then, by law, you need a qualified Transport Manager with a Certificate of Professional Competence CPC in Passenger Transport.
Delta Bus Consultancy cuts out all the hassle of looking for a qualified PSV qualified Transport Manager. We’ll provide you with a specialised consultant – an External Transport Manager – someone that suits your business, who can help you with one or all of the following:
Understand what you need to begin the process of running a bus or coach business to get your business started.
To provide temporary support until a more permanent Transport Manager can be found.
To assist you if your workload is getting too much for you as an operator, Transport Manager or both.
Return your business to compliant status.
If you’re a new operator:
CPCs come in various forms, and it’s essential to ensure that you have the correctly qualified person working for you.
A Driver’s CPC (DCPC) is required by all professional drivers carrying goods or passengers commercially (see our links page for more information or go to https://www.gov.uk/become-lorry-bus-driver/when-you-dont-need-driver-cpc)
A Transport Manager holding a Goods Transport Management CPC can only be a Transport Manager for Haulage companies.
Similarly, A Transport Manager holding a Passenger Transport Management CPC can only be a Transport Manager for bus and coach companies.
If you want to start up a bus or coach business, there are various procedures you’ll need to complete before you apply for your Operator’s licence (your ‘O’ licence). (see our links page for more information or go to PSV operator licences and PSV Operator Licensing Guide)
One thing you’ll need to have arranged is for a Transport Manager to join your organisation either as an employee (an ‘Internal’ Transport Manager) or as a contractor (an ‘External’ Transport Manager).
We’ll show, explain and manage for you, the ins and outs, ups and downs and rights and wrongs of the industry until you’re up and running and we’ll stay with you until you find the right person to take the task on permanently.
If you’re an existing operator
If you and your current Transport Manager have parted company for whatever reason, you need to notify your Traffic Commissioner as soon as possible.
You may be granted a ‘Period of Grace’ to continue operating until you can appoint a new Transport Manager – but don’t assume this and never exceed the Period of Grace.
Most importantly, your operating records and practices could easily begin slipping within a week or two without a Transport Manager, and you’ll still need to remain compliant with all legislation and Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency guidance at all times.
You’ve enough to worry about running your business without wondering whether this retired driver’s licence has expired, or whether that driver is obeying driver’s hours rules. Are you actually scheduling the work to ensure your drivers remain compliant?
You’ll want to spend the time finding the right person who fits your business, but in the meantime you need a Transport Manager.
We can help you by providing short term External Transport Management services.
We can help you by providing short term External Transport Management services to return your business to compliant status and keep it there until you find a new Transport Manager.
And because we’re provide services to you as a contract rather than employment, there are significant advantages and cost savings to you and your business.
We’ll provide you with a written, IR35 friendly contract that is tailored to your needs and budget.
Contact us today to see how we can help you become, and remain, a respected, compliant operator.