I have well over 15 years of experience with commercial driving and have operated Class A trucks with doubles, Class B transit, paratransit buses, even up to super-stretch limousines. I have driven in virtually every type of driving condition on every kind of road and traffic condition.
With the LiquidSpring suspension, I have noticed a remarkable difference in how our bus rides. I oversee the bus and van transportation services for a Senior Living Community just outside of Modesto California. Modesto reportedly has some of the worst roads in America. Our new Starcraft Allstar 25 bus, with the LiquidSpring suspension, is among the very smoothest rides I have ever experienced. It rides more like a limousine than it does a bus. While traveling on the rural backroads, we frequently encounter bumps and potholes that made the ride of our old bus very uncomfortable. With the new suspension systems, passengers frequently comment on how smooth the ride is. They often say that the bus rides “like a charter bus.” We have experienced a remarkable increase in passenger satisfaction.
In our old bus, the noise and vibrations were so bad that passengers could not carry on a conversation. On one excursion, we traveled to Yosemite National Park. While on the twisty mountain roads, I was able to quickly switch the firmness of the ride to maximize stability and control, and then change back to Comfort Ride for a smooth and quiet ride.
While negotiating steep driveways and parking lots within Modesto and Turlock city limits, I have been able to quickly raise the ride-height to ensure adequate clearance, thus reducing the risk of dragging the exhaust or bumper. I have been thrilled with our new suspension system Travis. Thank you so much for the excellent customer experience!
Matthew Pesco, Resident Services Manager at Samaritan Village Senior Living