Volvo stands the test of time for WebberBus

Long-term vehicle reliability has played a significant role in Somerset operator WebberBus Ltd purchasing a new Volvo B11R Euro 5 coach with Jonckheere bodywork.
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The company, which operates out of Bridgwater, was keen to upgrade its existing coach fleet and after reviewing the options available in the market, decided that Volvo provided the best all round package.

“We’ve had their products for more than 20 years, so we know all about their emphasis on safety and reliability,” explained WebberBus Managing Director Tim Gardner. “In addition they met our requirements in terms of cost and delivery time.”

Featuring 53 passenger seats, two TV screens, an on-board toilet and servery the B11R the new vehicle provides quality inside and out.

The coach was delivered to WebberBus during May and entered service shortly after. It is to be used on the company’s private hire work, college contracts and continental tour programmes.

“We’re keen to monitor the fuel economy of the new Volvo B11R in comparison to some of our other coaches,” continued Tim Gardner. “We have a fleet of 67 vehicles so therefore we are keen to see what our latest coach can do.

“We certainly wouldn’t have any hesistation in specifying Volvo Bus again in the future based on the experience we had purchasing this new coach.”

The B11R is fitted with leading driveability features including Volvo’s I-Shift transmission and it also benefits from a range of safety features, such as the powerful EBS controlled disc brakes and a multiplexed electronics system.

“It was the ideal coach for the operator as it combines passenger capacity with vehicle performance,” explained Volvo Bus Regional Coach Sales Manager, Richard Mann. “We have built a strong rapport with Tim Gardner and his team at Webberbus over many years and we’re delighted to continue the association.”


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28 July 2014

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Webberbus Ltd has purchased a new Volvo B11R coach with Jonckheere bodywork