Grant Palmer Limited gets top endorsement from government

Published by Scott Challinor on May 21st 2022, 12:12am

Grant Palmer Limited [GPL], Bedfordshire’s family-owned bus company since 1999, has been officially named as an “exemplary” operator following a recent accreditation on the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency's [DVSA] highly prestigious earned recognition scheme.

Operators must be able to indicate that they have robust systems and processes that promote effective and proactive transport management in order to achieve the standard.

The accolade follows considerable investments made by Grant Palmer Limited, including updating systems and technology to ensure it met the standards demanded by the DVSA – which includes safety inspection records, MOT logs and measuring driver activity. All members of the engineering team hold IRTEC certification and work from the company’s modern bus depot in Flitwick, which is also fully IRTEC certified.

The awarding sees Grant Palmer Limited become the first independent bus operator in Bedfordshire to receive the prestigious accolade.

Grant Palmer, managing director, commented: “I’m delighted to announce our achievement in securing the ‘DVSA Earned Recognition’ accreditation. I am proud of our engineering and operations team who work tirelessly to provide safe, compliant bus services across the county.”

A fleet of 40 modern buses operate across the GPL network, connecting customers to education, employment, healthcare and leisure. 

For full information about GPL bus services, including bus tickets, live tracking and service information, visit

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May 21st 2022, 12:12am

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