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Kiama seaside village

130 KM from Sydney CBD about a 2 hour drive Kiama is a seaside town with white sandy beaches and rolling surf that attracts people from all over Australia. The main attractions are the famous Blowhole, Minnamurra Rainforest and Jamberoo Wildlife Sanctuary – all within easy reach of Sydney. The village is cute, the scenery Read more »

Blue mountains

79 KM from Sydney CBD about 1 hour by coach Visit the beautiful Blue Mountains of NSW and experience a range of remarkable attractions. Explore the rugged terrain, enjoy sweeping views, see some of Australia’s most dramatic waterfalls and admire the exquisite colours of the bush. A  journey that is made unforgettable by the region’s Read more »

Windang Beach

1 hour 30 minutes from downtown Sydney – 98 kilometers Windang Beach is located at the entrance to Lake Illawarra, 15 kilometres south of Wollongong’s city centre. It offers spectacular views of the famous Five Islands off the Wollongong coastline. The beach is very popular with families and there is accommodation nearby at the local Read more »


1 hour 15 minutes by a luxury coach Wollongong is a coastal city in Australia, south of Sydney along the Grand Pacific Drive. Surfing beaches and rock pools line the coastline. Trails encircle the forests and rocky cliffs of Mt. Keira in the Illawarra mountain range, which frames the city. To the north, hang Read more »

Southern Highlands

132 kilometers and 1.5 hours south west of Sydney The Southern Highlands, also locally referred to as the Highlands, is a geographical region and district in New South Wales, Australia and is 110 km south-west of Sydney. The entire region is under the local government area of the Wingecarribee Shire. The region is also considered Read more »

Newcastle NSW

Travel time from Sydney is about 2 hours Newcastle is a harbour city in the Australian state of New South Wales. Its plentiful beaches are linked by the Bathers Way, a coastal walk stretching between Nobbys Beach and Merewether Beach. The walk provides access to Bogey Hole, a convict-built ocean bath from the colonial period. Read more »

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Is a mere 30 minutes north from central Sydney.28 kilometers Is a protected area north of Sydney, in New South Wales, Australia. It encompasses coastline, rainforest, bushland and a portion of the Hawkesbury River. The park has significant Aboriginal sites, including ancient red ochre rock paintings and rock engravings, reached via the Red Hands Cave Read more »

The Central Coast

Only 1 hour north of Sydney The Central Coast is an easy one-hour drive north from Sydney. Simply log onto the website, hire a coach with driver, and enjoy the scenery along the Pacific Highway – Australia’s National Route 1 – you will head north from Sydney’s city centre and join the M1 Pacific Read more »

Hunter Valley

From Sydney CBD about 2 hours by coach The Hunter Valley, only a two-hour drive from Sydney, is the birthplace of Australian wines. Known for its exquisite varieties of semillon and shiraz, the Hunter is renowned worldwide as a leading gourmet getaway. There are over 150 cellar doors and a growing number of innovative restaurants Read more »

ECM case studies –

eCoach Manager Case Studies with RICHARD MOORE Operations – I remember when first started using eCoachManager. As operations manager, I was particularly interested after learning about the features related to vehicles and drivers. We use eCoachManager to manage and track vehicles. I am able to track scheduled service times and vehicle inspections. The Read more »

10 Great Day Trips from Bradford

The city of Bradford is famous for its urban grit and great Victorian structures. The city offers a unique taste of Yorkshire life but there are also places near Bradford that are worth visiting. You can easily explore these destinations on a day out after hiring a coach charter. For wanderlusters and travel lovers, we Read more »

Great Team Building Venues Around Sydney

In terms of corporate events and group activities, Sydney teams are spoiled for options. Your conference, business event, or team building’s location and venue are crucial components of success, and Sydney is fortunate to have a wide range of lodging alternatives. On your team-bonding day, a luxury coach rental with a driver is the ideal Read more »

10 Day Trip Points Near Sydney to Uplift Your Spirit

Sydney is Australia’s largest and most popular city, with millions of people – including tourists – visiting each year. Sydney is magnificent and hosts the world famous harbour. You will find amazing spots in Sydney, such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, besides the stunning coastline with many beaches. Here are ten Read more »

9 Best Day Trip Spots Near Canberra City

Canberra residents don’t necessarily have to find fun spots within the city. You can visit many exciting places near Canberra on a day trip to have quality time with your friends and family. Here in this blog, we have listed the ten amazing day trip destinations near Canberra that you can explore in one day! Read more »

Popular Destinations in Perth

Fremantle Markets The Fremantle Markets are over 100 years old and continue to attract large numbers of locals and tourists. The markets are open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. When you are not browsing and shopping, there is often music being played by local buskers. No matter what your interests are, Read more »

Popular Destinations in Brisbane

Story Bridge The Story Bridge goes across the Brisbane River connecting the Northern and Southern suburbs of Brisbane. It is a cantilever bridge and at 777 metres long it is the longest in Australia. For something truly memorable consider the Story Bridge climb. It is one of only three bridge climbs available in the world Read more »

Popular Destinations in Adelaide

Adelaide Oval The Adelaide Oval is home to many sporting events including AFL, rugby and cricket. It also is host to International performing artists. Even if there is no particular event you are interested in attending, a visit to the Adelaide Oval is both fun and educational. Take an Adelaide Oval stadium tour. These are guided tours Read more »

10 Places for Day Trips Near Birmingham

The second-largest city of England, Birmingham, is situated in the centre of the country. There is no doubt that the city itself has a variety of sights to explore including cocktail bars and museums. But sometimes, you just want to get out and explore what’s beyond Birmingham’s borders. That’s the time when you want to Read more »

10 Best Day Trips from Glasgow

Glasgow has a lot to offer tourists in terms of culture and attractions. But there are plenty of great places to see outside of Glasgow too. You can go on a day trip to amazing destinations in both Scotland and England traveling on a coach or mini bus with a driver. Discover the hills, glens, Read more »

9 Places for Day Trips Near Bristol

The cultural heritage and city’s nightlife make Bristol a great place to be. But then again, we all need a day trip with family or friends to free our minds from the everyday hustle. That’s when we wish to take coach hire with driver and go on a day out. However, you need to think Read more »

11 Great Family Day trips from Sheffield

A trip to a new city or town is arguably the best way to spend a day with your family. This is a fun activity that can bond your family together. But the best thing is that you get to explore new places and cultures. All you have to do is pick a destination and Read more »

9 Amazing Day Trip Spots Near Gold Coast

The famous beaches of the Gold Coast attract visitors from all parts of the world. From amazing cafes to nightclubs and theme parks, Gold Coast has endless adventures to offer. But if you live on Gold Coast or have visited it several times, then you should explore the experiences that are located near Gold Coast. Read more »

9 Perfect Day Trip Points Near Newcastle City

You will find a lot of beaches and lakes within the two-hour drive of Newcastle City. Most of these places have been specially improved to welcome tourists. Whether you are planning an office tour, school trip, or family picnic, you can easily find a good place, and all you need is a coach charter. Depending Read more »

10 Day Trip Destinations Near Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is in the middle of many tourist attractions. You can find beautiful, adventurous, and historical places at a drive of 30 to 90 minutes. From one of the world’s only two everglades to an island connecting several small beaches, we have compiled a list of ten points you would want to consider Read more »

9 Great Day Trip Spots Near Central Coast You Shouldn’t Ignore

Central Coast is the 3rd most populous city in NSW and has a ton of amazing tourist attractions to offer. However, if you live on the Central Coast but don’t want to visit the same places again, you’re not out of options. Here are the nine spots near the Central Coast you can consider for Read more »

9 Day Trip Points Near Wollongong You Must Visit

The coastal city of Wollongong has a ton of experiences to offer. However, if you’re bored with the mundane activities, you can get out of town this weekend and get back home by the evening on your Day Trip. We have listed nine tourist attractions near Wollongong that you can reach within two hours. Read Read more »

Are you a UK citizen thinking of going to Australia? First, you’ll need a visa.

This eVisitor visa application form is intended for UK citizens who are outside Australia at the moment of application and are planning to visit Australia for the following purposes: Tourism and holidays Visit friends and family Attend business meetings, conferences, negotiations, etc. The visa will be valid for 12 months, during which you can enter Read more »

Entry requirements for British passport holders.

British citizens must obtain a New Zealand eTA before departure. The New Zealand eTA is valid for 2 years or until the passport’s expiry date, whichever comes first. Multiple trips to New Zealand can be made during this validity period. Each stay in New Zealand with an NZeTA must not exceed 6 months. The eTA Read more »

Thinking about going to the UK?

Important questions when you plan your UK trip It might seem easy, language is the same, but there are a few things to consider if you want the best buck for your money. Who will be in your group?A romantic trip for two?A family with children?A large group? What is your budget? Air transport can Read more »

9 Best Day Trip Spots Near Canberra City You Must Visit

Canberra residents don’t necessarily have to find fun spots within the city. You can visit many exciting places near Canberra on a day trip to have quality time with your friends and family. Here in this blog, we have listed the ten amazing day trip destinations near Canberra that you can explore in one day! Read more »

Breathtaking Day Trip Spots Near Brisbane City

Planning a day trip is the best option if you want to spend a day far from the hustle and bustle of Brisbane City. We have reviewed the ten best day trip spots near Brisbane you can visit within a day so you don’t have to spend time on research – let’s dive in! TAMBORINE Read more »

Day Trip Points Near Melbourne to Rejuvenate Your Soul

The state of Victoria has no shortage of tourist points with all kinds of activities. Whether you are looking to do some adventures or spend some time in silence with nature, you have everything within two hours’ drive.  You just need to feel your mood, and you will find a place in this list. If Read more »

Great Day Trips to Take from Liverpool

The birthplace of The Beatles, Liverpool, is known for its music culture and world-class architecture. The World Capital City of Pop has attractions scattered throughout the city. But the hustle and bustle of Liverpool might take a toll on you. This is when you might want to book a coach charter and plan a day Read more »

10 Great Day Trips to Take from Manchester

Manchester is one of the most liveable cities in the UK. This is something that Mancunians (people of Manchester) are proud of, but sometimes you need to take a day off. A day trip to new places allows you to have new experiences and try new food. The best thing is that Manchester is centrally Read more »

Marvellous Day Trip Spots Near Adelaide City

Adelaide is considered one of Australia’s most liveable cities and has every experience to offer you can imagine. However, if you live in Adelaide and have grown tired of its hustle and bustle, it’s time for you to freshen up by visiting Adelaide’s nearest day trip spots.  We have listed the ten most thrilling day Read more »

Day Trip Points at 1.5 Hours Drive from Perth City

We have but one life and we should live to the fullest by exploring all that nature (and the government) has created for us. Since we don’t always get a lot of days for ourselves, we should not ignore the opportunity to enjoy day trips. To make sure you are easily able to complete the Read more »

Breathtaking Day Trip Spots Near Brisbane City

Planning a day trip is the best option if you want to spend a day far from the hustle and bustle of Brisbane City. We have reviewed the ten best day trip spots near Brisbane you can visit within a day so you don’t have to spend time on research – let’s dive in! Tamborine Read more »

Day Trip Points Near Melbourne to Rejuvenate Your Soul

The state of Victoria has no shortage of tourist points with all kinds of activities. Whether you are looking to do some adventures or spend some time in silence with nature, you have everything within two hours’ drive.  You just need to feel your mood, and you will find a place in this list. If Read more »

Great Day Trips to Take from Liverpool

The birthplace of The Beatles, Liverpool, is known for its music culture and world-class architecture. The World Capital City of Pop has attractions scattered throughout the city. But the hustle and bustle of Liverpool might take a toll on you. This is when you might want to book a coach charter and plan a day Read more »

10 Great Day Trips to Take from Manchester

Manchester is one of the most liveable cities in the UK. This is something that Mancunians (people of Manchester) are proud of, but sometimes you need to take a day off. A day trip to new places allows you to have new experiences and try new food. The best thing is that Manchester is centrally Read more »

Popular Destinations in Belfast

Titanic Belfast Museum Titanic Belfast was opened in 2012 and is located in the heart of Belfast. Despite the fact that the Titanic sank over 100 years ago, there is still great interest in the ship and its maiden voyage. At the Titanic Belfast, you will be taken on a self-guided adventure through nine interactive Read more »

Arranging Transport for a School Trip

Are you organising a field trip for your school? Have you ever done this before? Many school excursions are left to just teachers or administrators to organise, who have little experience of doing anything remotely like it before. One of the very key elements of any school trip is how the students are transported safely Read more »

The Volvo AB – Driverless Bus

The giant Swedish automobile and vehicle manufacturer Volvo have partnered together with Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, known as NTU, to develop a full-sized electric bus that will be fully autonomous. Singapore is renowned around the world as a place where technology is embraced. The fledgling state is modern, clean, efficient and highly streamlined so it Read more »

Can Technology Aid Congestion?

Here at eCoachManager, we have been helping transport companies streamline their businesses for years. Our software solution is just one of the new technologies that help keeps traffic flowing on the roads and streets of the world. Solutions such as eCoacManager have helped to formulate other technologies that are helping to aid traffic flow and Read more »

CPT Coaching Conference 2018

The annual coaching conference by the CPT this year had a a theme of Tomorrow’s World. And this December the event was staged over two days and not the normal one. The first day included the CoachMarque meeting, with the Coach Commision meeting stage later. Any delegates staying overnight were treated to dinner and drinks Read more »

Review of Coach & Bus UK 2018

The highly popular Coach & Bus UK exhibition and seminar once again took place in October 2018. Here at eCoachManager we frequently look at events like this to understand what is coming up in the coach and bus industry and how to develop our tracking software to dovetail with moves and changes. What was particularly Read more »

Are Your Drivers Being Paid Correctly ?

In any business, it is highly important if you want to keep your employees to pay them well and at least what the standard going rate for their job role is. The drivers of buses and coaches are no exception, and in an industry that is notorious for high staff turnover, this issue is particularly Read more »

Keeping Your Bus and Coach Drivers Happy

Here at eCoachManager, we have managed to transform the lives of many transport operators and their employees with our sophisticated software application. However, there are some things that only the management can physically do. One such thing is the happiness and contentment of their drivers. And first and foremost you have to understand how many Read more »

Intelligent Buses

Innovative technology and school buses are rarely put together, and although companies such as eCoachManager have been at the forefront of developing software to assist group transportation companies, there are new developments happening to the actual vehicles themselves. Buses Buses don’t normally have a reputation for technology that is state-of-the-art but advances in developing new Read more »

Australian Bus News – Volvo Opens AUD$35 Million Dealership

Hot news out of Sydney is the opening of a brand new AUD$35 million Volvo Buses dealership. Commitment to customer service and support and continually enhancing the customer experience were statements emanating from Volvo officials. The brand new, large Volvo facility is located at Prestons which is southwest of Sydney near the M7/M5 interchange. So Read more »

Customer Safety First Concern for Ireland’s Largest Public Transport Company

Here at eCoachManager we have been working closely with group transportation companies across the globe to assist them in streamlining their businesses and to aid performance. During our in depth consultations with our clients the recurring theme from each and every one of them is that of passenger safety. In this blog we look at Read more »

Safety Tips for Bus Drivers

Many bus and coach operators already use modern sophisticated software such as eCoachManager to help their fleets run smoothly and to take care of many mundane jobs such as reports, maintenance scheduling and track payments. However, when it comes to the training and performance of the drivers some additional help is needed. In this blog Read more »

UK Coach & Bus News Round-up

The UK Coach and Bus industry is one of the most developed in Europe, and regularly major innovations and developments are announced to the market. In this blog we look at some of the major announcements to hit the UK news during August in 2018. If you want to continually be kept up to date Read more »

How to Avoid Driver Fatigue

Here at eCoachManager we have providing state of the art software for coach operators for many years. Helping to improve the efficiency of the operator’s company but also to add more safety and security for their operations has been one of our main purposes. But it is one thing to know exactly where your vehicle Read more »

Electric Bus Investment in Manchester, UK

Here at eCoachManager we are fully aware of the problems that can crop up for coach and bus operators. From large fleets to one driver operators there are many factors that have to be attended to on a day to day basis. The solution that eCoachManager offers many coach and bus operators has proven to Read more »

2018 Bus and Coach Industry Census

Big Australian news that hit in August was that there will be a new census in 2018. Fifteen years after the previous census, Bus Australia Network (BAN) will launch another attempt at trying to garner the general position the Australian bus industry is in. All Australian bus and coach operators are being actively encouraged to Read more »

Coach Equipment Manufacturer Offers Hope to Coach Operators in the UK

There is great optimism for coach operators who wish to use Euro V coaches in London without having to pay a fee. Irizar is hoping to offer a solution to the problem that they will be phasing into production in April 2019. London operates an Ultra Low Emissions Zone, and as other towns and cities Read more »

Two Giant Australian Bus Distributors New Team–Up

Australian transport companies are constantly embracing the technological advancement in the bus and coach industry. They have supported all different kinds of technology such as comprehensive vehicle management system, alternative eco–friendly fuels, and now there is even a radical new business team–up between two giant bus manufacturers. An announcement was made of a new team–up Read more »

eCitaro and Sprinter Citybus for UK

eCoachManager has long been at the forefront of assisting coach and bus transport companies streamline their businesses. The software is perfect for any kind of vehicles that form a fleet. And if you are embracing green technology in your business and investing in electric vehicles, then eCoachManager could be the perfect assistant to your business. Read more »

Australian Bus and Coach Industry News Round–Up In June

eCoachManager is dedicated to continuously keep you informed about the recent news in the bus and coach industry. In case you missed some of the top news for the month of June, we have put together a few articles that may interest you. So here is a roundup of last month news about the Australian Read more »

The Green Issue – Electric Buses

In many of our eCoachManager blogs so far we have addressed the issue of clean energy for public transport, and the turning from traditional fuels such as diesel to electric powered vehicles. Electric cars have taken most of the press hype over the last couple of years and for very understandable reasons, as some of Read more »

Australian Electric Bus Company Embraces Autonomous Vehicle Technology

The Australia mass group transportation specialist TAG (Transit Australia Group) and the international electric driverless technology company EasyMile are soon to join forces to develop autonomous EV technology and applications. The South Australian transport company Precision Buses is also a key player in this development. Australian companies have always been at the forefront of technology Read more »

Electric Buses Are Taking Over

For a considerable time now eCoachManager has been helping bus and coach companies rationalise costs and to help vehicles to be more profitable for their companies. Our effective software helps to streamline coach operators businesses therefore cutting costs and adding profitability. But the main savings a transport company can bring into their business is cutting Read more »

Is It the End for Diesel

It is hard to comprehend but the current popularity for cleaner vehicles and newer engine technologies means that the life of the traditional diesel bus and coach is very limited. Saving money and the health of our environment is now the main considerations for everybody that is connected with the world’s transportation businesses. And newer Read more »

The Future of Electric Bus Bodies are Lightweight

The announcement of Australia’s largest bus body builder – Volgren to partner with Deakin University, Clean TeQ – Victoria based Mining specialist, and Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre to investigate how a rare–earth element(REE), Scandium, can be used to produce a lightweight electric bus body. The said the partnership between these key industry leaders is to Read more »

The History of Public Buses

Today public bus transportation is high-tech and eco friendly, there are also sophisticated monitoring and tracking systems such as eCoachManager to assist coach and bus companies operate their fleets. But this is all a far cry from the very early days of bus transport, since the early 1800’s various forms of public transport have come Read more »

UK Coach Rally 2018 Winners

If you missed the recent happenings of UK Coach Rally last month, we have arranged a round up for you. To keep you more updated on the latest news and development of UK’s bus and coach industry, you can follow eCoach Manager blog pages. We constantly update our blog page about bus and coach industry Read more »

Commercial Transport Can Be Fossil Free by 2050

As we all know that commercial transport industry is under great pressure to clean up their act, and the search to make buses and coaches as green as possible is an issue that is not going away. Whilst many engine and vehicle manufactures struggle with new technologies including bio-fuels and electric possibilities, other areas of Read more »

A Better Ride To School

When the private and public schools are open or when the children finish their school holidays, you will notice the amount of traffic increased due to the new terms. Millions of children head back to the classrooms for the next quarter of their school year. Whilst most of the attention is directed towards what happens Read more »

Solid-State Batteries are the Next Big Thing in Electric Vehicles

The electric vehicles or EVs sales are exponentially growing as results from the increase in worldwide demands. A research study was conducted by the highly reputable consulting firm, Frost & Sullivan. Their report shows EVs possible staggering tenfold growth in total worldwide sales by 2025. The 2017 total sales reached 1.2 million units. This 2018, Read more »

Latest Bus News In The Industry

eCoachManager has been built from the ground up by PPCnSEO. PPCnSEO combine expertise in web development and online marketing with experience in the Transport Industry. The team have been involved in many Taxi, Minibus, Coach and Broking companies in the UK over the last 25 years. eCoachManager is a vehicle management system specifically designed for Read more »

Paris Leads the Way on Zero Emission Buses

Eco friendly emission buses are a hot topic all over the world, as many governments struggle with balancing their need for low emissions with the cost and the practicality of it all. To say the industry is in a state of flux is a misunderstatement, there is no one direction all the major bus and Read more »

Optimism Abounds in the Australian Bus and Coach Industry

News has just been released from the bus and coach industry of Australia that deliveries of buses and coaches in March 2018 soared compared to the first two months of the year. One hundred and nine brand new vehicles were delivered throughout Australia. Some of the vehicles went to private companies and some also to Read more »

The BusNSW Member Conference 2018

The BusNSW Member two-days annual conference is held at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. It was scheduled on the Thursday, 19th & Friday, 20th of April 2018 thus after the conference members will have the opportunity to extend their stay over the weekend. It is again already a success thanks to the sponsorship from the leaders Read more »

A New Lineup of All-Electric Trucks and Buses

The revolution of all electric transportation is forging ahead at considerable speed, if you pardon the pun. Some manufacturers are claiming that an average family electric powered saloon only costs 30 cents a litre to run. Electric vehicles are here to stay, the demand for them is getting more and more each passing year. Canada Read more »

Up & Coming Coach Manufacturers

For years eCoachManager has been delivering state of the art systems to aid coach and bus operators streamline their businesses. And over the last couple of years we have seen a big change in the manufacturers making coaches and buses and who is dominating the market. Six coach manufacturers dominate the world market, between them Read more »

The World’s Top Coach Manufacturers

According to a recent survey by TechSci Research, the global bus market was estimated at $34 billion in 2016, and has a projected growth rate of 7.7% and should hit $52 billion by 2022. This growth has been dictated by the rise in demand for group transportation by a growing population. There is also contributory Read more »

Is the VW SEDRIC the Future for School Buses

During March of 2018 at the VW Group Night in Geneva, Volkswagen unveiled their futuristic concept for school travel. Named SEDRIC the idea is that the way forward for school transport is on-demand shuttles. These shuttles would collect the kids from home and deliver them straight to school without any safety problems. This would leave Read more »

Bus Safety for School Students

It has always been a great concern for parents, bus operators and schools how to transport school students properly. So that they are safe and protected travelling to and from school and on any field trips during school hours. How Can Parents Help Parents can help in many ways and their duty of care includes Read more »

Bus & Coach News – February Catch-up

The month of February has now been and gone and now March is upon us. If you have missed any recent articles, we have pick out a few that may interest you from February 2018. NatEx Now Fitting Warning Stickers For Cyclists’ Safety The national express has been partnering with the West Midlands Fire Service Read more »

Fundamental Mistakes that Coach Operators Make

There is often no right or wrong operating a passenger transport service the business mainly runs around what works and what does not. The level of competition is so high these days that operators have to seek new innovative ways of transporting their customers whilst remaining profitable. In order for a coach operator to succeed Read more »

Incase You Missed It! – A Quick January News Round-Up

eCoachManager have put together a few articles from recent news from January 2018. Incase you missed it here is the round-up from last month! VDL Confirms Stadtwerke Osnabrück Tender The Dutch manufacturer has won the contract for electric buses in Germany. German Stadtwerke Osnabrück announces that VDL Bus and Coach has been selected as its Read more »

Top Companies to Dominate the Electric Buses Sales Market in the Coming Years

The continuous development of electric transit buses has increased dramatically over the last decade. And we should be seeing soon a new line of electric buses available for public and private use. As a result, national government and transport operators will need to replace the existing standard transit buses with battery–powered models and expect this Read more »

The Transition of Transport Buses Over the Years

Public buses and coach hire buses are recognised as one of the very important factors for the mobilisation of any city. Municipal authorities and fleet operators are constantly aiming at giving out the best services to the necessity of the public. In this blog, we take a look at the outstanding development and progress of Read more »

How Safe is the School Bus

When you are driving your kids to school you can observe how your kids behave, do they get into the car properly and immediately sit down? Do they then buckle up and remain in their seats for the whole journey? You can answer these questions as you are driving and in charge. But when your Read more »

Safety & Security in School Travel

When your children leave the house to go to school, how sure are you that they are safe and secure both going to school and whilst going on trips and excursions during school time. Most parents have no idea how their kids are progressing once they get onto the school bus until they come home Read more »

Euro 6 Emission Regulations Concerning SCR

The recent Euro 6 regulations concerning SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) brings into play the increase of use of AdBlue. But what is AdBlue, and what does it do? Perhaps if you have never owned a diesel vehicle you may not have heard of AdBlue. Modern diesel engines are fitted with SCR’s and as such need Read more »

Road Safety and the Bus Industry in Australia

According to OzeBus which is the home of the Australian Public Transport Industrial Association and the Bus Industry Confederation, Buses are the safest form of road transport. They qualify that statement with the following facts:- The Facts During the period between 1989 and 2010 in Australia, only less than one percent of all road traffic Read more »

How to Organize a Large Scale Business Event

Many business owners have to face the fact that sooner or later they will be responsible for some form of large business event. This could be a shareholders meeting, a sales seminar for customers or staff training. Obviously busy CEO’s do not have the time to be hands on for such a project, but they Read more »

Account Management & Control – Best Practices that Relate to Bus Companies

Luckily managing the entire fleet today is not outrageously difficult anymore because of the advancement of technology. An innovative solution to manage an entire fleet of vehicles is by using a Transport Management System (TMS). eCoach Manager is a flexible, cloud–based, transport management system that can be tailor–made to suit any small or large bus Read more »

eCoachManager Blog Review

eCoachManager has one of the most definitive and up-to-date blog pages section which is constantly updated with current industry news items and relevant important information on everything that is pertinent in the world of eCoachManager. Our recent blogs have included, Getting More Economy from your Vehicles, Push to Talk, Migrating to eCoachManager, and recent UK Read more »

How to Market Your Business as a True Transport Management Solutions Provider

A transport management system (TMS) is an innovative solution and a key component of automation management. Transport management systems will provide efficient communication between operators and drivers, having to share real–time information. Hence, transport operators are now increasingly preferring to use TMS for their businesses. It is the most cost–effective solution for managing customers as Read more »

Coach & Bus UK 2019

The UK’s leading coach and Bus exhibition for 2019 will take place at the NEC in Birmingham during 2nd – 3rd of October. The bi-annual event has already sold out for exhibitor space and everything points to another roaring success. 2017 Coach & Bus UK The 2017 event was a massive success which welcomed nearly Read more »

The Unveiling of the New Scania Touring Coach

Hot news in December from Scania as they unveiled their new touring coach which will be available in Australia early in 2018. The initial tests of the vehicle’s fuel consumption blew many competitor away. The Competition Were No Match The test from Scania’s Italian based Bus to Coach’s featured six manufacturers and 11 twin axle Read more »

Getting More Economy from your Vehicles & Reducing Operating Costs

Over the past few years an even in today’s news, there has been plenty of literature generated in the area of fuel economy and reducing operating costs. Fuel economy is a vital factor when it comes to the overall operations of fleets worldwide and it is still a big concern for bus operators today. Fuel Read more »

Push to Talk from eCoachManager

Do you miss the convenience of 2 way radio? Regular users of the cloud based eCoachManager system will be aware that we frequently make enhancements to the software. We want to ensure that our clients get to take advantage of some of the very latest technology advancements that are available. One such enhancement that is Read more »

English Bus & Coach Industry Updates

If you are operating in the UK or if you want to know some quick industry updates from the UK then have a look at the recent news articles below! Are you an operator? Head over to eCoachManager for more info on the best solution to manage your transport business and increase revenue. Coffee Powered Read more »

Migrating to eCoachManager from Other Systems

We recognise that bus and coach operators don’t take the decision of which system to use lightly. Choosing what works best for your business can be a drawn out process and involve many different people in your operation. After all, it is very likely that whatever system you choose to use you will be staying Read more »

Recent Industry News in UK December 2017

Here are some of the latest news articles in the Uk this December from eCoachManager. If you would like us to mention any news relating to your transport business then contact us today! Go-Ahead owned Oxford Bus Company has now purchased Tom Tappin Ltd. The services run by the company are the Guide Friday and Read more »

Review of Vehicle Tracking Systems

A vehicle tracking system enables transport operators to gain valuable insights into their entire fleet of vehicles and reduce operational cost accordingly. In particular, one of the most important factors to consider is the safety of all vehicles and lower insurance premium costs. What other advantages of vehicle tracking system can give to transport operators? Read more »

Tokyo Orders 29 Low Floor City Buses from Volgren

A first of it’s kind deal for Tokyo’s bustling transport network! 29 Volgren low floor city buses have been ordered for use in the Japanese city of Tokyo. The buses will be built on Scania N280UB E6 chassis. At present there are no current localised production of these type of vehicles, with supply only being Read more »

The Future Of Bus Technology

When we think about the future of bus technology perhaps we think of driverless vehicles and zero emissions which make the environment a little bit greener. Here are a few high-tech buses of tomorrow! A Brief Overview Back in Paris 1662 French mathematician Blaise Pascal introduced the world’s very first public bus service. This consisted Read more »

The Bus Industry Confederation Conference 2017 Review

The BIC (Bus Industry Confederation) 2017 annual national conference was full of the industry experts to share their brilliant ideas on Mobility as a Service or MaaS and the future value of bus and coach transport operations in Australia. The national conference was a three–day event from 12th to 15th of November. The conference was Read more »

Customer Advantages for Companies That Have Vehicle Management Systems

Vehicle management software is now proving to be a really positive tool for many transport companies that transport passengers from A to B. For coach charter companies and bus hire businesses a management system such as eCoachManager offers so many benefits. They include: Real time reporting Maintenance Tracking payments Access to the system from anywhere Read more »

How to Expand Your Coach Charter Business

Running a successful coach charter or bus hire company is a full time job, often operators start with one or two vehicles and actually drive them themselves. But as your business becomes more popular and you want to expand, what are the best ways of doing this? Draw up a Business Plan Any business will Read more »

Coach and Bus UK 2017 Highlight News

The Coach & Bus UK 2017 were phenomenal success in exhibiting the latest automobile, devices, and innovative solutions for bus & coach industry. It was a two–day event of the biennial show which was scheduled from 4th to 5th of October. The show received a total of 5,908 attendees that included senior executives, owners, CEOs Read more »

The Real Cost of Not Going Digital

In modern times, digitalisation is the main beneficial strategy that must be incorporated by small to medium sized businesses. Most of the emphasis is on the small to medium sized companies and there are still a small portion that have not reaped the benefits. The ones that survive are those who are advancing in the Read more »

What You Can Get for Each Package of the Pricing in eCoach Manager

The eCoach Manager is a vehicle management system designed to manage the daily operations of any transport charter services. This vehicle management system is perfect for small to medium coaches, buses, mini buses, limos or any chauffeur companies. It offers a low–cost, convenient and efficient solution to manage an entire fleet of vehicles and all Read more »

Who could use eCoachManager? And Why

eCoach Manager is a Transport Management System (TMS) which can manage your transport business and increase your company profit. Some of the most successful coach charter and bus hire businesses in the UK and Australia are currently using eCoachManager to help run their entire businesses. The software not only handles your bookings but it can Read more »

Australasia Bus & Coach Expo 2017 Review

The Australasia Bus and Coach Expo 2017 was a great success in celebrating this two–day biennial event. It featured more than 100 exhibitors showcasing their new models and latest technology offerings in the industry. The event was hosted by the Gold Coast Convention Centre which was held from 25th and the 26th of September. Australasia Read more »

Why Customers Love Good TMS – Transport Management System?

As a transport operator, if you have loads of vehicles you will want to maximise each vehicle’s potential in increasing your business profit. There is an efficient way to achieve this and the solution is simply through investing in new technology. The new technology nowadays plays an important role to increase your business profit and Read more »

Getting Started With eCoach Manager

eCoachManager is a software system that was developed specifically as a solution for the transport management of either private hire or contract vehicles. Ideal for all manner of transport operators from hauliers, coach and bus operators, and chauffeur companies. The specially designed software makes the handling and management of bookings simple, it also facilitates the Read more »

Making the Change from Paper Based to a System

Are you preparing to move desks, offices or even a different location altogether? Or are you simply looking to organise your paper files which have accumulated over the years? No matter what you are going to do with all your paper files you have collected it can be quite overwhelming. Wouldn’t it be great if Read more »

The Future of Transport Management Systems

A Transport management system or a TMS enables the user to have all the necessary services in one place for their transport business. If you don’t have one already then maybe you should consider using one for your business as not only are they innovative but are secure, sound and enable the user to do Read more »

Trends in School Transport Management

By using modern transport technology, it can give you benefits to easily manage your daily tasks, connect and communicate with your friends or families, and even increase your business profit. For the many past years, school bus transportation has always been a struggle for both children and parents. They would wait for long period of Read more »

Measuring the Things that Matter

Trying to run a successful business reliant on a fleet of vehicles is a difficult thing to do. It requires the ultimate of control, tracking, vigilance and measurement of all performance. If you do not know how your transport is performing in in a myriad of ways then you cannot possibly judge if they are Read more »

Managing Change As A Coach Operator

These days you don’t see many Nokia 3310’s, VHS or cassette players, everyone has technology such as iPhones, Laptops and Tracking Software. All these things make your life a little easier and simpler. Do you remember the times when we had a modem and the dial up tone could be heard blasting through the computer? Read more »

Marketing for Event Management on a Coach Company

As a coach charter operator, you should be committed to give your clients a first–class and utmost reliable transport service every step of the way. All vehicles must have monthly maintenance check–ups to ensure that they are safe and dependable in providing the services required. All staff are available to provide their expert services, 7 Read more »

Driving Customer Value

The obvious goal of every company is to make a profit, together with healthy margins. But depending on what kind of industry you are in, will probably drive how mature and aggressive your own market is. In most markets competition is fierce, utility prices rise, materials costs increase and labour constantly goes up. Trying to Read more »

Legislation Requirements For Operators in The UK

If you are an operator operating in the UK that provide commercial bus and/or coach services in the UK then you must have the correct legislation requirements to legally run your transport business. Depending on your transport services then you may need an O License or an Operator’s License as it is known along with Read more »

4 Ways to Improve Bus Driver Health

Working as a bus driver is a sedentary and a stressful job. It would mean sitting for long hours in traffic with no time to stretch, making evasive maneuvers on cyclists and pedestrians. All just to provide an excellent customer services and to keep up with the time of schedule. And adding to that stress, Read more »

Bus Regulation Requirements and Staying On Top Of Legislation In Australia

Anybody that wishes to operate a commercial bus or coach service in Victoria State, Australia must be registered or accredited. This also includes free services such as community and courtesy. Bus Accreditation and Registration The rules and regulations concerning the operation and running of a coach charter or bus hire business are as you would Read more »

How To Market Existing Customers for Repeat Business

One of the best ways to increase your sales revenue is by a combination of repeat business from existing customers and through referrals. Some business owners may think that marketing is usually about attracting new customers. However, marketing existing customers is equally as important, if not more. In a recent survey conducted last year, it Read more »

Vehicle Tracking and Key Benefits

Do you want to reduce your operating expenses for your transportation company? While also, increase the profit of your business without micromanaging? Thanks to the advancement of technologies, vehicle tracking is now available to use for all transportation businesses.The system is simple and easy to manage. It is also the most convenient and inexpensive solution Read more »

The Different Kinds Of Businesses That Could Benefit From A Transport Management Software System

What is a Transport Management System? These type of transport management systems are computer based software intended to manage transportation operations and deals. The software systems assist not just coach charter and bus hire companies but can be used for just about any transportation business. The software helps in controlling the day to day processes Read more »

Free Low Emissions Bus Workshop

The LowCVP, was established in the UK in 2003 and is a combination of public-private entities that were set up to accelerate a sustainable shift to lower carbon vehicles and fuels. In 2017 nearly 200 organisations have joined Low CVP from diverse industries. LowCVP hope to educate and promote their message through seminars, lectures, events, Read more »

Modern Changes At Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Airport will soon be presenting a whole new fleet of Electric Buses to the public. Eleven Green buses are soon to be a familiar sight at the Australian airport as they roll into operation in early 2018. The head of parking and transport for the airport, Marin Ryan, has reinforced that Brisbane Airport is Read more »

How To Attract and Keep Drivers at Your Company

The way your company attracts, hires and keeps drivers has probably changed a great deal over the years, and this will continuously evolve as the future generations of talent becomes key to the business. These cohorts or millennials as they are called are now more than ever aware of their true worth to a coach Read more »

The Importance of Getting Customer Reviews and Testimonial for your Business

Reviews online are the biggest influencing factor nowadays. It is an absolute essential tool to promote your business on the web. It is also important to any businesses, whether or not they sell online, it can help them be on top of the search result page. When people are thinking about buying a particular item Read more »

The Importance of an Effective Website for Bus / Coach Operators

With digital marketing taking a large proportion of the advertising world, millions of people today now search online for services, products and other things they need. These days when someone wants to find local or national bus and coach operators they will open a browser and ask their search engine. This means that having an Read more »

How To Use PPC to Get More Business

By utilising targeted online advertisements you can very quickly and effectively reach a large number of targeted potential customers that are interested in exactly the products and services that your company offers. It does not matter how big or small your business is, one of the quickest ways to drive relevant traffic to your website Read more »

Marketing Ideas For The Coach Operator

Digital marketing is continually becoming more important as more and more companies take their business online, by increasing a business’ online presence will increase brand recognition and generate leads. The coach and transport industries are absolutely no different, and the strength our your coach company’s sales and marketing presence online will directly affect your business Read more »

Leeds Retains Appetite for Mass Transit Plans

News coming out of the UK in December surrounding mass transit plans for Leeds. Despite losing it’s battle to introduce a trolleybus type system, Leeds local council remain committed to investments around it’s own “mass transit service”. Key focus will be around enhancing existing park and ride provisions, with more than £110 Million earmarked to Read more »

Tender’s are in for the Rugby League World Cup 2017 Transport Providers

The World’s best are coming to Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea in October, November and December 2017. Holders Australia will kick-off the tournament against England on Friday 27th October at the Rectangular Stadium in Melbourne. Group games conclude on the 12th November with England taking on France at the Rectangular Stadium in Perth. Read more »

Multi-patient Ambulance bus hits the streets of South Australia in an Australian first

Australia’s first 12-patient ambulance bus was launched in Adelaide to much fanfare this week. The vehicle will allow the ambulance service to respond to major emergencies and treat multiple patients at once, without the capacity limitations of regular ambulance vehicles. “Our ambulance service will have more capability than ever to care for sick and injured Read more »

New Irizar i8 launched to UK coach operators

Irizar formally launched its right-hand drive version of the new flagship i8 coach, which replaces the PB as its top-of-the-range offering, to a visiting group of more than 60 UK coach operators in Ormaiztegi, Spain last week. The new i8 will be offered initially in the UK as a three-axle 3.7m-high coach at 13.2 and Read more »

SEO for Bus & Coach Companies

SEO (search engine optimisation) is a practise that is vitally important to a website to help it’s ranking. Although it does matter what is the purpose of your website that will ultimately drive your SEO. For instance a site concerned with Bus and Coach charter will have a different purpose than an eCommerce site selling Read more »

A Review Of The Five Best Online Accounting Systems

The recent and popular explosion of online cloud-based applications has opened the world of easy-to-use and inexpensive bookkeeping options for businesses of all sizes. But having to wade through a myriad of options and features of each application can be a daunting task. In this review we hope to highlight the best options that are Read more »

eCoachManager Customer Benefits

Ecoach Manager is a truly flexible, 100% web based, vehicle management system. Designed specifically with the small to medium coach, minibus, limo or chauffeur company in mind. It enables you to have access to your business 24 hours a day in the office, at home or on the road. You have total control and visibility Read more »

Time management

So you own a successful and busy bus and coach hire business, you are busy everyday; out driving, filling in driver time sheets, sending out quotations and invoices, there probably aren’t enough hours in the day. But have you ever stopped for one second and thought who is looking after your customers? Or who is Read more »

What can eCoach do for you?

Ecoach Manager is a vehicle management system specifically designed for small to medium coach, minibus, limo or chauffeur companies in mind. Ecoach Manager provides a low cost intuitive system to manage all your bookings from beginning to end. It manages your bookings, your customers, your reports, customer payments and it even integrates into Sage.   Features Read more »