Gibson Direct goes for Volvos
Renfrew based Gibson Direct has added three Volvo B11R based coaches with Sunsundegui SC7 bodywork to its fleet. Each of the new vehicles is fitted with 49 seats, a centre demountable toilet, CD/DVD audio system, two TV screens and a reversing camera, as well as the Volvo D11C six-cylinder diesel engine. The operator’s new Volvo B11R coaches are to be used on the company’s Caledonian Travel tour work contract.
Robert Gibson from Gibson Direct said, ‘We’ve bought Volvo coaches for many years. We have always had a strong relationship and trust them to manufacture our vehicles. It all began with Volvo B10Ms, which did us proud and today we’ve got a fleet that includes 20 Volvo coaches. Last year we took our first Volvo B11R and it has performed really well in terms of fuel consumption and performance. The performance of that vehicle had a direct influence on us purchasing these new vehicles and we’re certainly looking forward to getting them on the road. For us it is the reliability, fuel-efficiency, back-up and support that you get as standard with Volvo that makes all the difference. The Volvo frontline technicians and local dealership at Cardonald are also extremely responsive and we know that if we require support urgently they will respond to us.’
The trio was supplied by Volvo Coach Sales.