Before taking out a rental package for your school minibus, consider all the options. In this blog, Castle Minibus breaks down the options to make it easy to make the right choice for your minibus hire contract.
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In honour of the 23rd anniversary of the tragic M40 minibus crash, which killed 12 pupils and one teacher, we would like to take a look at what subsequent changes to the driver’s licensing laws have been made and what still needs to be done to ensure the safety of transporting our school children.
Road Safety Week was launched in 1997 to heighten the public’s awareness of such risks and is as vital today as ever, so this year the theme is “Make the Brake Pledge!” Everybody can read the information and make the pledge to make a conscious effort to protect themselves and others on the road.
‘One in a Million’ shares their gratitude with Castle Minibus
Soon to be launched in the UK is the Freedom Plan, for minibus hire without the long-term commitment. We listened to feedback from our clients and have devised this new plan that allows complete freedom for the hire of minibuses local to you, for the purpose of flexibility with regards to contract length and hire agreement.
Because we’re that good! Ok, so we’re blowing our own trumpets a bit here, but we really do provide such an excellent minibus training scheme that our pass rate for the D1 test by far exceeds the national average.
Castle Driver Training run a comprehensive and extremely successful minibus training course for new minibus users. Our pass rate is over 90%, which is significantly higher than the national average of 55% for the D1 test. Not only do we train new drivers for minibuses for schools, but we train new drivers for wheelchair accessible vehicles also.
Castle Rentals is happy to announce that our fleet of rental minibuses has set up camp at our new home. Former US Airbase, Upper Heyford is close to our offices and large enough to accommodate all our lovely minibuses. Fancy a minibus for £25 a day, or maybe an F15 US fighter jet, from only £1.25 million?!
The vehicles were exhibited to over 400 top independent schools from across the UK, at the Independent Bursar’s Association conference in Edinburgh this week. We were able to talk about the short term rental and longer term leasing options from Castle Minibus and showcase these beautiful vehicles – just for schools…
Castle minibus supplies minibuses for schools, and just for schools. Our vehicles are not converted vans, but are designed for purpose. Mercedes and Ford minibuses are available to your school through short or long term leases. As a school, college, academy or university you may have considered the purchase of a minibus as a valuable asset, however, there are options that could be considered better value.