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    Geordie driver replied to the thread Bus Driver Shortages.
    That's the point i was making. I must have imagined clearing £200 a week in the 1980s when I started, put that though the bank of...
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    Geordie driver replied to the thread Bus Driver Shortages.
    Checking your vehicle, using a tacho, keeping it legal and delivering goods are what HGV driving is all about. It soon becomes second...
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    Geordie driver replied to the thread Bus Driver Shortages.
    Bus driving is effectively a retail job where you are also expected to drive a bus and the only way to keep drivers is to reward them...
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    Geordie driver replied to the thread GoNorth East.
    Go NE are short of drivers because it's £9.08 an hour, I could be driving for them in week if they wish, but not for that money. My next...
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    Geordie driver replied to the thread Bus Driver Pay.
    You have a point, perhaps I am being a bit unrealistic. But a recent advert stating "up to 20k a year", with no reference to the hours...
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    Geordie driver replied to the thread Bus Driver Pay.
    Possibly as a result of contributing to this thread, I am now seeing adverts for my local company who I used to work for. Just over a...
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    Geordie driver replied to the thread Bus Driver Pay.
    The entire set up of the UK outside London industry is to set drivers against drivers. Add in the way union power has been ground down...
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    Geordie driver replied to the thread Bus Driver Pay.
    Very good post. For those with experience of the industry we can find out what the best deals are, and you are right, the hourly rate...
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    Geordie driver replied to the thread Bus Driver Pay.
    My local firm, Go NorthEast is looking for drivers. They won't tell you the hourly rate in vacancy adverts, but after a bit of digging I...
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    Indeed. Regarding well off peoples cars, I know a number of doctors and surgeons who drive decent model cheaper cars that look like...
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    I doubt his son is in any trouble, who checks the registration of every car they get into and then checks it against their memory of...
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    A DP to us would be what looks like a coach with a single narrow door and 3 or 4 steps, ok on a long run but entirely unsuitable for...
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    I thought the speed limiting thing was a relatively modern thing? We certainly had service buses that would exceed 70mph.
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    I have no idea of modern regulations, but back in my day a " coach" would be any bus they were allowed to use on private hire, we had a...
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    Ha, yes, I see what you mean, just trying to bring a bit of realism to the thread. Regarding trains, pre 1986 we were on the same (...

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