Family-run Earnside Coaches has been operating for more than 40 years and when a new vehicle was required for the fleet, the company turned to Volvo following good reports and recommendations from other operators, particularly on the fuel efficiency and reliability of the B11R.
David Rutherford, Partner for Earnside Coaches, said: “We’ve been speaking with other coach and tour operators and hearing what they had to say about the B11R and it led us to take a look and we liked what we saw.
“While it is early days in the life of our new coach, all the indications are that the fuel economy performance is as good as we had expected. We also very much like the overall appearance of the B11R with the Jonckheere bodywork, and it comes with all the high standard comfort and convenience features that our passengers have come to expect from us.”
The new coach will be used for a wide range of services from Earnside Coaches, which include everything from school contracts, through to tours of Scotland and continental holidays. Seating 53 passengers, it features leather seat inserts and headrests as well as a TV, DVD player, toilet, hot drinks servery and a fridge.
Jim Newman, Regional Sales Manager for Volvo Bus, said: “This is an excellent example of how the B11R is gaining a strong reputation with operators for its fuel performance, reliability, quality features and aesthetic appearance, and this in turn is leading to increased sales for us.
“We’re delighted that Earnside Coaches has chosen a Volvo B11R as the latest addition to their fleet and we very much hope this is the shape of things to come in our working relationship moving forward.”
Widely recognised as a reliable and high quality executive passenger coach, the B11R, is specified with the Volvo D11K 430hp Euro 6 engine connected to the 12-speed Volvo I-Shift gearbox.
Based in Glenfarg near Perth, Earnside Coaches was established in 1972 and offers a wide range of services from local excursions, wider UK tours and trips to mainland Europe.
9 March 2015
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The new Volvo B11R with Jonckheere bodywork and Euro 6 engine supplied to Earnside Coaches of Glenfarg.