Five Volvos for Lochs & Glens
Five new Volvo B13R coaches with Jonckeere bodies have been supplied to Lochs & Glens of Gartocharn in Dunbartonshire. The vehicles feature 57 seats, TV screens, a hot drink servery and fridge, as well as an onboard toilet. They are powered by Volvo’s 13-litre 460hp engine coupled to the Volvo I-Shift gearbox and are being used for the company’s specialised Scottish tour business. Lochs & Glens has been purchasing Volvo coaches for more than 20 years and these latest additions bring the exclusively Volvo fleet up to 16 in total.
Transport Manager for Lochs & Glens, Steve Nicols, said, ‘Our loyalty to Volvo coaches is down to a number of important factors including quality, reliability, fuel economy and, of course, passenger comfort. In line with our customer’s needs and expectations, we only purchase the best quality coaches and these B13R meet their and our requirements perfectly. Our local Volvo Coach Sales Manager, James Hyde, has been great throughout the specification and purchasing process and we would undoubtedly turn to them again when we’re looking to add vehicles to our fleet. In addition, we work with our local Volvo Bus dealership North and Scotland at Cardonald who take care of virtually all of our servicing and inspections. Because of the nature of our work in Scotland, in that we are regularly travelling across steep terrain, we need the extra torque the B13R provides us, so it was a natural choice for us.’
Volvo Bus supplied the vehicles.