New Minibus Lite

Fleetway Rentals – Introduces to its Fleet the new Minibus Lite, a versatile 17 seater lightweight minibus which can be driven by any member of staff with an ordinary driving licence!

 

First choice for Schools, Academies, Colleges and Universities

The minibus you can drive on a car licence*

 

Minibus Lite is a Type Approved, versatile 17 seater lightweight minibus which any staff with an ordinary driving licence can drive. All our models are fitted with wheelchair ramps.

Gaining a D1 licence is expensive and inconvenient, involving formal examinations. Whereas, for Minibus Lite, the driver just needs the MiDAS training course or Section 19 Permit.
Minibus Lite is the perfect transport solution for many schools, academies, colleges and universities, opening up your logistics options as any suitable teacher or member of staff can drive their class or group to an event or visit.  With wheelchair ramps fitted as standard our new member of Fleet really is a versatile vehicle!

 

Meet your new member of staff!

 

It’s no surprise MINIBUS LITE is the FIRST CHOICE for Schools, Colleges, Academies and Universities across the UK.

 

More staff can drive the Minibus Lite

 

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Minibus Lite is the perfect transport solution for many schools, academies, colleges and universities, opening up your logistics options as any suitable teacher or member of staff can drive their class or group to an event or visit.

– Extensive use of advanced composites keeps the weight down
– All three specifications weigh below the D1 licence threshold of 4250kg*
– No costly D1 licence training needed

FOR EXAMPLE, training for a D1 licence costs approximately £1000** per person and the national pass rate is just 60%, over 5 years the additional cost for training four staff per year would be £20,000.  The minibus Lite truly is a cost saving versatile vehicle.

 

 

 

Minister: parking fines will rest with hirers

The government has confirmed that vehicle rental and leasing companies will retain the ability to have parking fines transferred to the drivers who incur them.

“Liability for any parking charges during the period of hire will rest with the hirer of the vehicle,” said Home Office Minister Lynne Featherstone last week.

The ministerial assurance came in response to the BVRLA’s lobbying on the Protection of Freedoms Bill. Had this gone unchallenged, the bill, now in its final stage in the House of Commons, would have allowed private parking firms to hold a vehicle’s registered keeper liable for unpaid parking charges. Now, as long as relevant documentation is provided, rental companies will be able to make representations to have liability for these fines transferred to the hirer of the vehicle, just as they already do for fines issued by local authorities.

Featherstone also agreed to consider updating the bill’s definition of a hire agreement to preserve leasing firms’ right to transfer liability in the same way that short-term rental companies can.