Employers organization KNV Bus represents coach companies in the Netherlands. The association has 300 members, who are all active in tourism and road passenger transport. Combined they operate about 90% of all 4500 buses in the industry and are responsible for about 8000 employees nationwide.
KNV Bus is affiliated to the Federation of Royal Dutch Transport, to the international organization for coach companies IRU, and to the Dutch national employers organization VNO-NCW.
KNV Bus is the initiator of Coach Quality Mark, a certification mark which is used by 65% of all Dutch coach companies. KNV Bus is also a contracting partner of employee organisations FNV/CNV, regarding labour conditions, education of drivers and the image of coach travel in general. KNV Bus promotes coach travel as a safe, efficient and sustainable way of transport. Recently the association launched a promotional campaign called: “Coach travel is getting more and more popular”.
KNV Bus actively represents the interests of its members in political matters, amongst which proposals for better EU and Dutch legislation of coach transport and nationwide benefits for coach companies. The association provides advice, assistance and education for its members by organising expert meetings, workshops and the publication of specialised articles.