Sunday, January 20, 2019

Van Hool One of Ramblin Express’ new Van Hool CX35 motorcoaches. Denver, Colo. — Charter motorcoach operator Ramblin Express has recently taken delivery of two 2018 Van Hool CX35 motorcoaches. The operator’s fleet of 50 buses includes a wide range of options, from a 22-passenger mini-bus to 56-passenger full-size motorcoaches. The CX35 offers all the comforts of a full-size motorcoach while catering to a smaller passenger count of 38. These two new coaches bring their fleet to total of eight Van Hools.

Each of Ramblin’s Van Hool coaches are equipped with wheel chair lifts, adding to the company’s handicap accessible fleet options. Additionally, both new CX35 coaches are powered by Cummins engines/Allison transmissions and are equipped with Saucon touch driver display, video box with security cameras, satellite XM radio, Wi-Fi, and Rudd tire chains.

Ramblin Express started working with ABC Companies, the exclusive distributor of Van Hool motorcoaches, as a parts customer.

“While we have a long-standing relationship with ABC on the used equipment and parts side, it was not until 2014 that we started purchasing new Van Hool CXs,” said Todd Holland, co-founder of Ramblin Express. “These coaches have been a great addition to our fleet, and have been well-received by our clients, drivers and maintenance technicians as well. The recently delivered CX35s look great alongside the CX45s and are generating a lot of positive buzz with our clients in our market.”

Holland said that the CX35 addresses Rambin’s coach needs, specifically Saucon ELD, camera system, Wi-Fi units, and automatic drop-down snow chains. He added that the coach is the perfect size for their casino shuttle operation, as well as for group charters.

Holland and his wife Kellie founded Ramblin Express in 1993, to address the need for a casino run operator accommodating casino customers and employees. Today, Ramblin runs a vigorous casino shuttle program, and a robust charter business. Its casino shuttle business services passengers from Pueblo, Colorado Springs, and Woodland Park to the excitement in Cripple Creek, as well as from Aurora and Lakewood to the casino action in Black Hawk and Central City. The company is excited to be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

Holland is an active member within the motorcoach industry serving as Membership Committee Chair for the International Motorcoach Group (IMG) and previously served on the United Motorcoach Association (UMA) board of directors from 2001 to 2007. Ramblin Express was named the IMG Operator of the Year in 2009 and in 2011 was named Metro Magazine’s Motorcoach Operator of the Year. Mr. Holland was also the founding Chairman of the Motorcoach Council.

Visit ramblin.com for more information.

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