The Westbury based company needed the new coach to meet its obligations by the beginning of June this year, and following liaison with Volvo Regional Sales Manager Jo Standbridge, the order for the new vehicle was secured and delivered in plenty of time for the required deadline, as owner Margaret I’Anson explains:
“We had a very full schedule and workload ahead of us at the start of summer and not only did we need a new coach, it was also vitally important we had it in place and ready to enter into operation for the summer season.
“This is our seventh new Volvo and we were confident in the build quality and specification we’ve come to expect from their vehicles. At the right price the B11R ticked all the right boxes, so once we knew our deadline could be met, we had no hesitation in placing the order. I would add that Jo Standbridge has been brilliant throughout the whole process from specification through to delivery, so we’re very pleased.”
Chandlers Coach Travel’s new B11R coach is fitted with all the latest facilities for the comfort and convenience of passengers including TV screens and DVD player, plus hot drinks servery and fridge as well as an on-board toilet. The vehicles are being used for a variety of purposes including school contracts, UK tours and event trips as well as some overseas work with schools’ holiday groups.
Volvo Bus Regional Sales Manager Jo Standbridge added: “The B11R chassis continues to be widely recognised by operators across the UK for its quality and technical specification, as well as giving excellent service and comfort for passengers. This latest order from Chandlers Coach Travel highlights our strong relationship and their confidence in our vehicles.”
The B11R is at the centre of Volvo’s next generation of coaches. Its highly fuel-efficient Euro 6 engine is designed to cut operational costs, combined with a chassis designed for quality, superior functionality, passenger comfort and lifecycle productivity.
Key features and benefits of the B11R chassis include the renowned Volvo I-Shift transmission, automatic function check and trouble-free maintenance.
The B11R also benefits from a range of Volvo’s well known safety features, such as the powerful EBS controlled disc brakes and a multiplexed electronics system.
5 August 2014
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The new Volvo Bus B11R Jonckheere bodied coach for one of Wiltshire’s leading operators, Chandlers Coach Travel.