Some Aussie bus operators save their dollars and cents and then finally invest in a new bus or coach for their fleet, but this can take a while.

There’s also the option of financing a new vehicle, but that can be a bit daunting with those monthly payments due regardless of whether the vehicle has been earning its keep or not.

Well, how about this as an alternative? Renting buses for your business.

Welsh bus and coach operator Tanat Valley Coaches has taken delivery of a 10.8m Volvo B8RLE MCV eVoRa single-decker bus and a 9.7m Alexander Dennis Enviro200 midi-bus from Asset Alliance Group’s new rental offering.

Supplied on three-year rental agreements, the vehicles will be deployed on service routes and used for school transport contracts.

The 38-seat Volvo and 34-seat Alexander Dennis buses are both fitted with Euro-6 engines, and both are Low Emission Bus certified.

The new arrivals join a fleet of 58 buses and coaches at the family-run business and are each expected to clock up more than 100,000 km per year.

Chris Chadd, Managing Director of Tanat Valley Coaches, said renting the new additions to the fleet just made sense.

“The new buses will allow us to continue to provide a reliable service for thousands of passengers across the region.

“Crucially, they come with a warranty that gives us peace of mind if we ever have any problems.

“What’s so impressive about the bus rental scheme is the flexibility offered in the length of contracts and the fact you can access a wide variety of ready-for-use vehicles but with none of the financial and operational responsibilities of ownership.”