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Nottingham’s gas bus fleet is set to number 120 by the end of the year. KRIS LAKE

Mark Oliver is UK Bus & Coach Fleet Sales General Manager for Scania (Great Britain). He talks to Andy Izatt about his career, his focus on delivering customer support and why two key products – one bus, one coach – are so well suited to meeting current fleet market demands

The days when UK fleet sales were dominated by what were often regular repeat orders for diesel buses seem to be past. The passing of DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) deadlines, a new, largely politically-driven agenda promoting low or zero emission vehicles and the uncertainty caused by Brexit might all be factors, but the market is not what it was.

According to Mark Oliver, Scania (Great Britain)’s UK Bus & Coach Fleet Sales General Manager, there’s still demand amongst a loyal band of customers for Scania diesel double-deckers bodied by Alexander Dennis Ltd (ADL), but overall, the market is much more fragmented than it was. Scania’s key bus product is no longer a diesel, but one fuelled by gas.

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