Mr Dosanjh, Founder of ASD Coaches, said: “For the past couple of years, we have been running a Volvo Sunsundegui which has been completely reliable and suited our needs perfectly. However, demand for a coach with a larger seating capacity has increased, especially with our school contracts, and we had no hesitation in once again turning to Volvo for this expansion.
“We like the idea of a coach which is single deck, but still spacious, allowing us easy access in and around London where tunnels and bridges are prevalent. Ensuring this coach was ULEZ compliant was also essential to our operation.
“Last year, we concentrated on updating our minibus fleet, and this year, to mark our 40th anniversary, we wanted to purchase another flagship coach to supplement our fleet and secure additional contract opportunities.”
Volvo describes the B8R SB3 as an outstanding choice for school contract work with two plus three seating configuration and three point seatbelts, which allow operators to carry younger passengers efficiently as well as in comfort and safety.
Mr Dosanjh added: “The fuel consumption and reliability of the Volvo B8R is important to our business and we also needed a vehicle that would be robust due to the high footfall the coach will see on a daily basis.
“Besides school contracts, the 72 seat capacity allows us to take two classrooms per vehicle making this an affordable choice for headteachers when planning school outings.”
Volvo Retail Bus & Coach Sales Manager, Richard Mann, said: “It is always great seeing a previous customer return to the Volvo family. We know this coach will offer a high level of passenger safety which is important to any operator, as well as the excellent cost savings and performance the B8R offers.
ASD Coaches is a family owned and run company which was established in 1979.