The Gartocharn registered company operates 16 coaches, all of which are specified on the Volvo chassis. “We’ve run a fleet of all Volvo coaches since Lochs and Glens was set up,” explained Transport Manager, Norman Chinnock. “We were looking to upgrade our fleet and considering our past relationship with Volvo, this was just a natural progression”.
“They are stunning looking vehicles which look great in our livery and with Volvo we know the performance levels to expect,” he continued.
Lochs and Glens new 57 seater vehicle is specified with Volvo’s Euro 5 complaint, fuel efficient 13 litre diesel engine rated 460hp, coupled to the Volvo I-Shift gearbox. The coach is supplied in an eye-catching light Ivory and features the company’s logo on the livery.
An ergonomic driving position, with easy-reach controls, adjustable driver’s seat and steering wheel means the B13R is a popular choice with drivers and makes it ideal for long journeys, such as those undertaken on the Lochs and Glens tour programme.
With CCTV, CD & DVD capability, as well as an on-board toilet, the new Volvo B13R is equally suited to the needs of its passengers, which is of the highest importance to Lochs and Glens. In addition to their fleet of 16 coaches the company also operates six hotels situated in a variety of idyllic locations.
“We are very proud of our hotels, our vehicles and our customer service”, continued Norman Chinnock, “the purchase of this new Volvo vehicle will certainly help to support our high quality brand”.
Volvo Bus Regional Sales Manager, Duncan Crosby was pleased to continue Volvo’s successful association with Lochs and Glens. “Having dealt with Norman and the Lochs and Glens team over a number of years, we’ve managed to build up an excellent relationship and they know the quality of vehicles and aftercare they can expect from Volvo Bus.
“They have built up a very successful holiday business based on high quality and reliability and we are delighted to be a part of the team,” added Duncan Crosby.
02 June 2011
Caption for image: Scottish coach holiday company Lochs and Glens have recently taken delivery of a new Volvo B13R 14 metre tri-axle Jonckheere bodied coach.