Minibus World 17 Seat CanDrive Light Minibus Ideal for Local School

St Mary’s Primary School in Stoke on Trent joins the growing number of local schools that have recently purchased our CanDrive Light Minibus. With 17 seats and weighing in at under 3.5 ton staff at the school can drive the minibus on their standard car licence. Mike Davies of Minibus World delivered the minibus personally to the staff at St Mary’s who were excited to see … Continue reading Minibus World 17 Seat CanDrive Light Minibus Ideal for Local School

Can I legally drive a Minibus?

Do you need to know if you are legally allowed to drive a minibus? Many school staff and volunteers can drive a minibus on a car licence, but you’ll need to ensure you meet the following guidelines. What is a minibus? The Driver Vehicle Licencing Authority (DVLA) classifies a vehicle with between 9 and 16 passenger seats as a category D1 vehicle, better known as … Continue reading Can I legally drive a Minibus?

Wheelchair Accessible Minibus

Wheelchair Access and LOLER Regulations

Minibus World, based in Stoke on Trent Staffordshire, is a leading UK provider of wheelchair accessible minibuses and lifting equipment that comply with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER). The LOLER Regulations The LOLER regulations aim to reduce risks and improve health and safety for people and companies who own, operate or have control over lifting equipment. This includes businesses and organisations … Continue reading Wheelchair Access and LOLER Regulations

BVRLA – Corporate Membership

Minibus World is proud to announce our successful application to become Corporate Members of the British Vehicle Renting and Leasing Association (BVRLA). By consulting with the government and maintaining industry standards, the BVRLA help their members to deliver safe, sustainable and affordable road transport to millions of consumers and businesses. There has been a significant increase in the number of organisations approaching us for minibus contract hire and … Continue reading BVRLA – Corporate Membership

New Funding for Minibuses to Community Transport Operators in Rural Areas

300 communities win share of £25 million minibus fund Hundreds of minibuses will support charities and revitalise local communities. More than 300 local charities and community groups across England will receive new minibuses from the Department for Transport’s £25 million community transport minibus fund. Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced that hundreds of vital community groups from across the country will receive additional support. £25 million will … Continue reading New Funding for Minibuses to Community Transport Operators in Rural Areas

CanDrive Minibuses Can Save You £1,000* Per Person in Training for a D1 Licence

Most 16 & 17 seat Minibuses exceed the 3.5 ton weight limit (or up to 4.25 ton if wheelchair accessible) for vehicles that can be driven without a D1 licence. Our entire range of CanDrive Minibuses have been designed and manufactured to ensure that they fall within the weight threshold for being eligible to be driven on a standard car licence**. Without these licence retrictions … Continue reading CanDrive Minibuses Can Save You £1,000* Per Person in Training for a D1 Licence