We know how important it is to keep our vehicles in pristine condition Our current coaches are supplied, serviced and maintained by Volvo and accredited Yutong franchises. This means we can guarantee that all our vehicles are delivered ready to go out on the road.
The safety inspections, servicing and all the maintenance is carried out to the highest possible standards by the dealerships. We meet all legislation by having regular safety inspections and services. North Dorset Travel have always insisted that genuine parts be used on our vehicles. You can rest assured knowing that we are sending reliable vehicles out on the road that meet the high standards of service that our customers expect.
We have designed a new livery for the company to celebrate our 95th anniversary in 2016. The new livery is worn by ‘Lily’, ‘Jade’ & ‘Natalie’ with ‘Sue 2’ being the next coach booked to be refurbished in Autumn 2017. We have also made some changes to our uniform too. Our drivers now have coloured embroidered shirts and jumpers and the company has a new tie. New winter jackets have been provided (the best jackets our drivers have ever had!). We want our drivers looking as smart as our vehicles.
Our Driving Team:
This is Kelvin. Kelvin has been working for North Dorset Travel for a number of years, along with his partner Mandy and brother Simon.
Kelvin is a comedian as well as an experienced coach driver. He can take you anywhere and you’re bound to have a laugh along the way.
This is Jamie. What can we say about Jamie? Jamie joined us back in late 2013 and has become a fantastic coach driver and is part of the furniture. Jamie is a very happy, bouncy character who always welcomes you with a smile.
This is Romulus.
Romulus is the top dog. He is in charge of finding lost property, hovering the coach floors and testing the seats comfort. Romulus is a good boy.
Lily joined North Dorset in 2015 & compliments our fleet well. Speaking many different languages, Lily is idea for continental touring…she’s a dab hand at more localised jobs too. Lily is ideal for people that want extra leg room and comfort facilities on board. Lily is a 13.2 metre long tri-axle Volvo 9700 and has 53 executive half leather seats, toilet, DVD player with 2 monitors, fridge, drinks facility, air conditioning and a large luggage space; Lily is the top in her class.
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Meet Jade! She joined us brand new in September 2016. She is a 35 seat midi-coach. Perfect for smaller groups and corporate events. Jade is a Chinese built Yutong TC9, new to the UK coach market in 2016.
She is fitted with 35 plush leather seats with USB charging points & 3-point plugs so you can plug & go! She is also equipped with & air-conditioning, WiFi and DVD player. Arrive in style and comfort with North Dorset Travel, and Jade!
Say ‘Hello’ to Natalie! Joining our fleet in October 2017, she compliments our fleet well. She is a UK-built Plaxton Panther 3 touring coach.
She has 53 seats, air conditioning, a centre sunken WC & servery, WiFi and USB charging points at every seat.
No-one moves people quicker than Natalie. As with all our vehicles, 3-point safety belts are fitted as standard.
Last but not least, we have Sue 2. She is a 57 seat standard coach. Sue 2 is a Plaxton Panther, Volvo B9R. Similarly to her sisters, she is fitted with three-point belts, air-conditioning and WiFi and she is also perfect for larger groups, school outings and corporate events.
Sue 2 compliments our other coaches well, working together to move big groups fast!