Volvo Buses


Hodgsons choose Volvo for a new addition to touring fleet

Hodgsons Coach Operators Ltd have placed their trust in Volvo for the latest addition to their Touring fleet vehicle offering. The established Northern coach operator based in Barnard Castle run a distinctive icy blue and white branded livery which fits in perfectly with their picturesque surroundings. Their new Volvo B11R Jonckheere will be carrying passengers across the UK and Europe over the next few years, no doubt making its way into many more picture perfect settings, fit for a photo for any postcard destination it travels to.

The Volvo B11R Jonckheere JHV2 in two axle form, measures up at 12.6m and benefits from the reliable and highly rated B11R engine with all the style and comfort you would expect from the chassis platform. Operator feedback was the catalyst to build this product made possible by a long and successful partnership between Volvo and Jonckheere.

The mid-market contender has been a star player in Volvo’s coach offering. Features include 53 passenger seats in a spacious platform with a full-size centre sunken toilet, stacks of LED lights and all the necessary features for a comfortable coach tour such as drop-down tables, magazine nets and footrests. 

Private coach hire, school hire and UK and European touring make up the day-to-day business at Hodgsons Coaches, however the wider group also operate a taxi and local bus company keeping the local communities well connected throughout the County Durham area. The family business have over 30 years’ experience in what they do and are well respected in their community and the wider industry. 

Jennifer McGill, National Account Manager said: “It’s been an absolute pleasure to provide Hodgson’s with this B11R Jonckheere, adding to their already impressive fleet and I am delighted they have chosen Volvo again. I know Mark and the team will have many successful years with this vehicle and I look forward to seeing what adventures it goes on.”

Mark Hodgson, Managing Director at Hodgsons Coach Operators said, “We are over the moon with this new addition to our fleet, everything from the initial enquiry to the delivery has been a positive experience. We know our valued customers will enjoy this vehicle for years to come. The great back up we get from the dealer network, especially Blyth, means we have full confidence in the Volvo Bus product.”

You can keep up to date with the regular whereabouts of Hodgsons on their Facebook page, it’s worth keeping an eye out for where their new tourer from Volvo will pop up!