OneBus Ltd have announced an investment in their fleet of school minibuses, with an order of almost 300 new Sprinter school bus spec vehicles from EVM ltd in West Sussex and Northside Truck and Van Ltd in Sheffield, totalling over £12 million.
OneBus Limited is a not-for-profit company, wholly owned by Focus Learning Trust operating a passenger transport service, for educational charities that run schools within the Focus Group of schools. The service is provided in the United Kingdom to transport students to and from those schools and on educational trips. The service is operated to strict standards that comply with the relevant legislation and regulations. Focus Learning Trust was established as a registered charity in 2003 for the advancement of education, first and foremost providing leadership and support to its network of 28 UK independent schools which are registered as schools with a religious character. Employing over 600 dedicated educational professionals with almost 4000 students in the UK and Ireland, OneBus Ltd maintain a network of vehicles across these areas shuttling students to and from school and extracurricular events.
EVM Ltd has become the recognised leader in Minibus design and production and was a natural choice for the team at OneBus ltd when they were tasked with upgrading their fleet of vehicles. Several challenges faced the team at EVM, from the increased weight of the Euro 6 Sprinter to the logistics of delivering a large fleet successfully to each end user in various locations throughout the UK. Based on a medium wheelbase 314Cdi Sprinter with 7 G-Tronic Gearbox featuring in dash and saloon AC and heating, supplied by Northside Truck and Van Ltd.
In a change from their previous configuration, their new models feature EVM’s well respected three stage front entry, allowing access and egress of students to be fully monitored by the driver, increasing security. 12 Executive spec reclining seats in leather fill the saloon with overhead luggage racks and a large luggage cage right of the passenger entry door for luggage. Vehicle security is enhanced further with Cat Lock and ECU Guards, while all vehicles are tracked with a state of the art satellite tracking system.
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