Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada — Parsons & Sons Transportation, a charter operator serving scenic eastern Canada, has added a new Motor Coach Industries (MCI) 2019 J4500 coach to their fleet.
Based in Conception Bay South, N.L., Parsons & Sons serves the most easterly province of Canada where tourists enjoy the region’s glacial fjords, waterfalls, cliffs, national parks, and the capital city of St. Johns. The area’s townships and schools also rely on Parsons for group excursions and athletic events beyond their community.
After Parsons took delivery of their newest J4500 from the MCI Sales and Service Center in Montreal, they put the coach into service immediately. President Scott Parsons said he knew he made a successful purchase.
“I like the legroom, the interior design, the lower, more modern driver dash, even the way the sun visor works – it’s a beautiful coach,” said Parsons. “Our drivers are lining up to take it on a trip.”
The model’s performance and MCI service support are additional factors contributing to Parsons’ confidence in the purchase. Operating a mixed fleet of 15 coaches, which also includes a 2006, 2007, and 2016 J4500s, Parsons likes how the J4500 sticks to the road, especially in blustery conditions. The region is Canada’s windiest with wind gusts exceeding 80 mph during serious storms late last year.
The new swing-out style electric e-fan cooling package and a clean-diesel Cummins engine on their newest J4500 are also appreciated for fuel the savings compared to the operator’s older coaches, noted Parsons, the second generation to lead the family firm founded by his father, Richard, in 1962.
MCI’s field support is provided by MCI Technical Solutions Manager Remi Levesque, who is responsible for the region. Onsite service support is provided at the MCI Service Center in Montreal. Parsons also takes advantage of fast NFI Parks service and rests easy knowing 24/7 MCI roadside assistance is always available.
“Our motto is safety, service and reliability, and the new J4500 and MCI support helps us deliver on that promise to our customers,” Parsons says.
Visit parsonsbus.ca for more information.