Motorcoach

DATTCO purchases 11 new Van Hools

Posted on September 11, 2009

[IMAGE]DATTCOExperience-HartfordFull.jpg[/IMAGE]

New Britain, Conn.-based DATTCO recently acquired 11 new Van Hool buses from ABC Companies.

 

The transportation company’s purchase includes three C-Model Van Hool buses for charters – 57 passenger capacity; two Double-Decker Van Hool buses for Charters – 81 passenger capacity; three T-Model Van Hool Touring  Buses – 57 passenger capacity; two T-Model Van Hool Experience Fleet Luxury Vehicles – 40 passengers plus lounge and galley; and one Setra Motor Coach Experience Fleet Luxury Vehicle – 56 passenger capacity.

 

All of the new buses are seat belt-equipped and include automatic fire suppression and tire pressure monitoring. The custom interiors include color combinations selected at the Van Hool factory in Belgium that are signature DATTCO red and gray. Each bus offers DVD and CD players. The touring buses feature XM Radio and headsets at every seat. The Experience Fleet features satellite TV, iPod and computer connections. Like all DATTCO motorcoaches, the new vehicles offer complimentary Wi-Fi and power outlets for mobile computing or battery chargers.

 

The new additions, with their cleaner-burning engines, offer a 67 percent reduction in noxious gas emissions and a reduction in particulate matter from .2 per million to .01 per million. The increased passenger capacity of the double-decker buses is also a green energy solution, requiring fewer vehicles for regularly-scheduled routes such as DATTCO’s daily line run to Mohegan Sun Casino.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Santa Barbara, Calif. coach co. takes off as airlines cut back flights

When American Eagle stopped serving the local airport, Goleta-based Santa Barbara Airbus 'saw a significant growth in volume,' according to founder and CEO Eric Onnen.

Students in Calif. coach accident were not given safety instructions

NTSB investigators questioned every student and were told that neither of the bus drivers on the trip told them about emergency exit windows or showed them a safety video, per the bus company’s policy.

House committee approves key legislation to stop fed insurance hike

The Appropriations Committee vote tells FMCSA to stop spending money to write a rule or do research; that would raise the federal insurance minimums above the current $5 million figure.

ABC delivers CX45s to Mich., Md.

The new coaches are equipped with Cummins ISX engines coupled to Allison B500G5 transmissions and offer Van Hool standard safety features, including back up camera, lane departure system, Kidde fire suppression and daytime running lights.

 

ABA Marketplace delegates $54M in business

The total is up $6.67 million over Marketplace 2014, reflecting a 14% increase in business activity actually booked at or directly after the show as a result of connections and relationships made at the event.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close