Driver wanted !

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Driver wanted !

Post by DD12 » 15:28 Thursday 19th August 2021

https://uk.indeed.com/viewjob?t=bus%20s ... GGpFs86cZc

Astons have been advertising this vacancy for some time -- -- anyone on here want it ??

( - I would hate for them to lose this service ! )

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Re: Driver wanted !

Post by AdamH » 19:26 Thursday 19th August 2021

I'm a bit busy at the moment, but if they haven't found anyone by the end of September I'll give them a call.

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Re: Driver wanted !

Post by DD12 » 21:18 Thursday 19th August 2021

AdamH wrote:
19:26 Thursday 19th August 2021
I'm a bit busy at the moment, but if they haven't found anyone by the end of September I'll give them a call.
..... and you could train-up some Afghan drivers for them !!

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Re: Driver wanted !

Post by DD12 » 11:36 Thursday 26th August 2021

Oh Dear ! - - they appear to have relinquished some work, -- see LMS under the Other Operators sub-heading.

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Re: Driver wanted !

Post by ANDREW » 16:19 Friday 27th August 2021

DD12 wrote:
11:36 Thursday 26th August 2021
Oh Dear ! - - they appear to have relinquished some work, -- see LMS under the Other Operators sub-heading.
Maybe short of drivers for other routes ??

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Re: Driver wanted !

Post by AdamH » 08:03 Saturday 28th August 2021

There is a general shortage of drivers. I was in Worcester depot a few weeks ago and the manager was trying to talk me into going back, likewise I was at Gloucester depot earlier in the week and all the drivers I spoke to were saying they are desperate for staff.

I walked into Worcester city yesterday and spotted a manager driving a StreetLite in service... That doesn't happen very often!

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Re: Driver wanted !

Post by DD12 » 12:18 Sunday 26th September 2021

Astons have apparently also relinquished service 15A/C recently ( - now Diamond ),
and are still advertising for drivers for specific routes.

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Re: Driver wanted !

Post by AdamH » 06:01 Monday 27th September 2021

I had a message from Astons (via my son) a few weeks ago, asking if I’d like to drive their buses or coaches. The message arrived the day before I started back at Stagecoach, so obviously I had to turn down their offer.

Stagecoach are like all operators in being short of drivers, except at Swindon following the closure of Honda. The driving school is currently full, so progress is being made, but it’s not help by delays with DVLA who still have a back-log following their closure during covid.

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Re: Driver wanted !

Post by ANDREW » 09:50 Monday 27th September 2021

Sort of connected to this thread I guess - BBC Radio H & W suggest that there is a back log of 40,000 applictions at the DVLA for LGV licences. . . . . . They also say that DVLA have been "working" from home during C19. [My inverted commas around the word working ] ..

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Re: Driver wanted !

Post by DD12 » 20:41 Monday 27th September 2021

AdamH wrote:
06:01 Monday 27th September 2021
I had a message from Astons (via my son) a few weeks ago, asking if I’d like to drive their buses or coaches. The message arrived the day before I started back at Stagecoach, so obviously I had to turn down their offer.
Good Luck with the new job Adam !

.....Are you based at Gloucester again ?

..... And did someone tell me they are building a new depot somewhere ??

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