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Why you should use a licensed and Insured coach company

When you hire a coach in London to transport you and your group to an event or for an evening out, you should always look beyond just price and consider what happens if the worst happens, and something does go wrong.

There are lots of options for coach and minibus hire in London but not all of them offer customers the level of safety and legal compliance that you will want to have in place before you get on board.

Questions to ask and things to look for

As soon as you start looking for coach hire in London, you will find all types and sizes of operators. The standard of service, and the quality of vehicles and drivers, can make all the difference to your journey and the successful outcome of the booking so make sure you ask the right questions.

If you are using a broker then find out more about the partners they use. When hiring a coach or minibus with us you can relax in the knowledge that all of our London operators have been chosen due to their proven full compliance with the United Kingdom's industry standards and are fully licensed and are fully insured for all aspects of carrying passengers and that the vehicles are insured.

Another thing to consider and to look at is to review how your initial request is dealt with. A professional and experienced operator is easy to contact and responds promptly in a friendly and approachable manner. If the coach company is a single vehicle and driver business, it may be some while before you get replies to your questions. Always use

Using a professional London coach hire business means that your chosen operator is happy to advise on travelling times, comfort stops and other options available to you.

Make a coach hire checklist

Always ask about insurance coverage for your booking, and appraise how fast the response time is to your request. A legitimate operator or broker should be able to answer almost instantly in the affirmative regarding motor vehicle insurance and public and employers liability insurance cover.

They should not need to check or “come back to you” or ask a manager etc. Insurance is a standard requirement and should be in place and up to date. If you are unsure simply ask to see a copy of a policy with your quote and if that request is met you can be confident of booking your coach hire in London with that company.

Our super friendly booking team love it when clients ask questions and you should prepare a few basic ones before you finally go ahead with your booking. Things to ask are questions such as are your vehicles all well-maintained regularly checked and serviced and do they come with seatbelts that work?

It's not a bad thing to ask how the companies' coaches are presented in terms of being in a clean and well-presented condition, particularly if you are booking hired coaches or minibuses in London for corporate events or conferences and you need those vehicles on a shuttle run.

To ensure Public Service vehicles (PSV) are used properly and safely, operators must be licensed by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (DVSA). Businesses that run one or more (PSVs, such as a coach or minibus, need an operator’s licence.

There are four types of PSV licences:

  • Standard licence – national operations only. Most full-time commercial operators use standard licences. Standard licence – national and international operations. This licence allows you to take passengers abroad as well as within Great Britain.
  • Restricted licence – for small operations only. This only allows you to use one or two vehicles.
  • Special licence – for taxis only. Only licensed taxi operators can apply for a Special PSV licence.
Most of these licences will possibly mean little to you, but if you obtain a fast response to any questions and the company is prepared to put any of your doubts at ease with confirmation that licences are in place, then you are using the right business to book your London Coach Hire

The Wrap

Safety and compliance with the industry's legislation and standards is our top priority and as one of the largest coach hire companies in the UK, we ensure that all vehicles implement the latest safety measures to safeguard our passengers.

We do everything possible to ensure that you are confident in booking your coach or minibus hire in London with us and be assured that you’ll be travelling with a company that commits to offering our clients the highest standard of hire coach travel available today.

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