Business transportation for mining activities has been one of the segments that has allowed Peruvian highway bus operators to resist the onslaught of this pandemic and keep them active. Large multinationals are in charge of the exploitation contracts, such as the Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde, which extracts copper and molybdenum in Arequipa with the highest safety standards.
For the main economic activities in Peru such as mining, construction and transport of personnel in general, there is a bus that has been positioning itself as one of the leaders in the preferences of companies, and it is the Volvo B380R. Engineered with the latest technology, where safety, fuel efficiency, comfort and reliability are paramount.
Transportes Línea, which is recognized for its paint scheme based on red and also for keeping the windows covered with micro-perforations that simulate red paint, is one of the main customers of the B380R, choosing it together with the Irizar i6S model, built in the Botucatu plant to mobilize staff.
Eight new units will arrive at the Cerro Verde operation with a chassis that stands out for being the lightest among its competitors, with great power for engine displacement, making it very economical in fuel consumption, delivering 380HP and complying with the Euro 5 emissions standard. Also, the delivery of torque is important, since the propeller reaches 1,785Nm, allowing capacity to recover and accelerate in any change.
An important novelty of these Volvo B380R is the DSS (Driver Support System) system that includes the devices of the active safety package such as adaptive cruise control, driver distraction alert, automatic emergency braking and warning of involuntary lane departure, so that, true to the values of every Volvo bus, it stands out for the protection of the occupants, including the motorcyclist.