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Dumfries and Galloway Council (DGC) has taken delivery of a pair of Mellor Coachcraft Maxima buses.
The vehicles, which are based on an Iveco Daily 72C17 chassis, have been fitted out with 30 seats and a luggage pen with added hand rails and open topped luggage box, to provide maximum functionality when transporting school children.
The vehicles have been equipped with a Sentinel Cycle Hotspot safety system, which includes sensors, a nearside camera and an audible warning to cyclists.
The Maximas are also specified with reversing cameras and a warning alarm which can be disabled for night time use.
Douglas Kirkpatrick, Transport Manager for DGC said: “Dumfries and Galloway Council was delighted to receive its two new 30-seater Maxima’s from Mellor Coachcraft recently.
“These perfectly sized buses are ideal for our rural area, will be an excellent addition to our fleet and will ensure the safe and reliable transport of school pupils across our rural region for years to come.”
DGC said it was extremely happy with the quality of customer service it received from Mellor Coachcraft and following further procurement have gone on to order three low-floored Strata buses, based on a widened Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis.