Paul Aldridge

VIDEO REVIEW: HINO-CUSTOM ADVENTURER

Hino’s RN8J with Custom Adventurer body brings together local design and build with the long-running experience of a business that seeks to understand and support its rural operators. You’re in safe hands with this latest creation – built to meet strict TfNSW school safety guidelines.
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VIDEO REVIEW: MAN-BLK PRESIDENT

MAN partnered with Bus and Coach Sales Australasia (BCSA/BLK) mid-2019 to give the market a quality yet affordable school/charter vehicle to compete with other OEMs. The MAN Bonluck President is the very first of its kind and is aimed specifically at the school bus and charter market.
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VIDEO REVIEW: BCI-MB OC 500RF CRUISER

In business, an enduring collaboration usually proves two things: the relationship is strong and there is trust in the product or service. BCI built its first Mercedes-Benz-based coach almost a decade ago and this MB OC 500RF chassis Cruiser is the latest member to the BCI family.
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VIDEO REVIEW: MAN RR8 IC 19.290 E5

The new MAN RR8 IC 19.290 E5 has been designed for the school run, but has been built with a luxury coach feel. It more than proved its mettle in wet and wintery conditions on a recent test out of the Penske home base in Wacol, Qld.
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VIDEO REVIEW: BLK PRESIDENT DD3

Think standard double-decker, think inner-city people-mover usually, right? In this Australasian region, at least. Yet this stunning BLK DD3 example for the longer range tourism market puts spacious and comfortable holiday sight-seeing trips done in luxury right on the map.
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VIDEO REVIEW: VOLGREN-BYD ELECTRIC

The bus industry is certainly changing thanks to new greener and environmentally friendly technologies. Huge advancements in viability and trials by companies such as Transdev Australasia of the Volgren-BYD e-bus help ensure we are on the right e-mobility path.
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VIDEO REVIEW: BCI CITIRIDER E

After stealing some of the ‘new product’ limelight at the 2019 BusVic show, we thought it time to take BCI’s new Citirider E electric bus out for a quick spin. After its first official media test drive we came away pretty impressed.
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VIDEO REVIEW: CUSTOM ENDEAVOUR

At the beginning of 2018 things were looking dire for Custom Bus as it went into administration, but the start of 2020 tells a completely different story. Its brand new body, the Endeavour, has been tweaked from nose to tail - a symbol of Custom Bus’ transformation into a bus manufacturer with ‘industry-shaking’ plans up its sleeve.
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