Salisbury-based Assisi Travel has taken delivery of a Volvo B8R with Plaxton Leopard body, the company’s second new B8R purchase from Volvo Coach Sales in the past 18 months.
Assisi Travel director Kevin Tedd says: “Being a third-generation operator, and one of the largest and last independents in the Salisbury area, we were looking for value for money with low running costs, excellent residuals and the back up that we and our customers expect.
“The Volvo B8R with Plaxton body means that parts are readily available, either through our local agent MC Truck & Bus, Volvo coach parts in Loughborough or the Plaxton parts network.
“The B8R’s I-Shift gearbox is quiet, smooth, comfortable and economical. The customers like these vehicles which is why we went for a second new 57-seater taking our large capacity coach fleet to six.”
Volvo Retail bus & coach sales manager, Sam Prothero adds: “Assisi Travel is one of the cornerstones of the coach industry in the south-west and it’s a pleasure to do business with the company. I’m confident that this new vehicle will fit into its operation perfectly.”
Assisi Travel is a family run business which operates airport and seaport transfers, corporate hire, school contracts, private hire, UK-wide tours and Stonehenge group tours.