DATTCO ADDS TEN NEW VEHICLES TO ITS FLEET
DATTCO Inc, of New Britain CT recently put in service 3 new Van Hool T2145s and a T925 Double Deck coach. These coaches represent the final 4 deliveries of the ten units DATTCO ordered from ABC Companies, Van Hool’s exclusive North American dealer, in 2009.
DATTCO executives travelled to the Van Hool plant in Belgium to refine the specifications, and got extra help on interior appointments from ABC’s Judy Cornell and Brenda Borwege.
The order was unique, involving three models of coaches in 4 different configurations. There were three C0245 charter coaches, two T925 double deckers, three T2145 “Tour” class coaches and two T2145 “DATTCO Experience” coaches. Both double decks, and one each of the “Charter” and “Tour” class coaches are ADA equipped.
DATTCOs Coach and Tour Group Vice President Dennis Lyons pointed out that all 10 coaches have seat belts, high end entertainment systems, laptop power outlets, leather headrests, perimeter lighting and Van Hools’ European styling and ride. “We opted for Alcoa Durabright wheels, perimeter lighting, Saucon GPS, Aesys electronic destination signs and an ABC graphics package.”
“We build on that quality base, by offering 2 increased levels of amenity. Our ‘Tour’ coaches have 57 leather trimmed seats, enclosed parcel racks, wireless PA, 8 channel audio with MP3 inputs, individual headsets, PC interface, and 23” video monitors.”
“Clients looking for ultimate in luxury transportation can book the ‘DATTCO Experience’ coaches. These improve on the ‘Tour’ package with 48 full leather seats, a rear lounge with a full galley featuring Kuerig single brew coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator, tray tables, digital video and DirectTV.”
Don DeVivo, DATTCO’s President said “We strive to provide exceptional quality on every trip. ABC and Van Hool offer a combination of first rate support, and real creativity in building coaches that fit that philosophy. They help us provide our customers value. Whether they’re on a short charter to a ball game, or a luxury tour, we can offer coaches that fit our clients’ unique needs and budget.”
ABC Companies is a leading provider to the transportation industry with diverse product and service offerings that cover a full spectrum of operational needs including new and pre-owned full size highway coach equipment, mid-size shuttle transport vehicles, and advanced design heavy duty transit equipment.
With five strategic sales and service locations nationwide, plus three fully-stocked parts warehouses, and a major Canadian-based parts distribution hub, ABC supports customers with a comprehensive after sale service network for service and repairs, collision services, extensive OEM and quality aftermarket parts needs for transit, motorcoach and heavy-duty equipment. Additionally, private and municipal financing and leasing options are available through the company's financial services group – one of the largest financial service providers within the industry. For more information, contact ABC Companies at 1-800-222-2875 or visit the company web site at www.abc-companies.com