What to Look out For When Booking Coach Hire

1st October 2012

Every Coach Hire Operator has to display an Operator’s Licence. Legalities are much tighter, that’s why The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) aims to improve the roadworthiness and standards of vehicles. They provide a range of licensing, testing and enforcement services to ensure the compliance of operators and drivers.

Coach Hire Comparison takes care of making sure you are booking with a reputable coach hire company, we do not allow any coach hire company to register for Coach Hire Comparison until they have supplied us with the relevant documentation.

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The standard of service, and the quality of vehicles and drivers, can make all the difference. A good operator is easy to contact and responds promptly in a friendly approachable manner.

• They have knowledge and experience and are happy to advise on travelling times, comfort stops and other options.

• Having a regular driver who knows and understands your group can be important, but you may also find that one operator is more suitable for one day trip, while another has proven experience in tours abroad.

• Shopping around for prices gives you a basis for comparison and will also influence your purchasing decision.

The following is a checklist of items you should look for when hiring an coach operator:-

• Copy of a current Operators Licence

• Insurance – Motor Fleet, Public and Employers liability.

• The company’s reputation.

• Well maintained vehicles with seatbelts

• Vehicles are presented in a clean and safe condition.

• Easy to contact. A 24 hour helpline to be used in case of emergency.

• Prompt response.

Let Coach Hire Comparison help with all of the above as we do the checking for you. You can even view the vehicles of different companies by viewing their online profiles. Once you have selected who you like, your chosen coach hire operators come to you!

It couldn’t be more simple and saves you the time of ringing around.