The company was established in 1985, and initially only ran taxis, but in 1988 branched out into minibuses with the purchase of two Mercedes Benz vehicles. In 1988 the first true coach was purchased, a 21 seat Toyota Optimo. Next the smaller minibuses were sold to make way for 19, 21, and 35 seat coaches, primarily due to an increasing number of school contracts.
In 1997 the first full size coach was purchased. This was a 1995 Bova Futura, and a was followed in 1998 with the acquisition of a 1996 Volvo B10M.
2003 saw further expansion, and the first purchase of a brand new full size coach, another Volvo. In 2004 a second brand new coach was added in the form of a Dennis R series with Plaxton bodywork. No more new coaches were added until 2007, when an IVECO was added to the fleet. This was the longest coach in the fleet at the time, being 12.7 metres in length and was equipped with 55 seats and wc/washroom. The success of this vehicle lead to the purchase of a further 'extended" coaches, such as a 2010 registered Volvo B12B with 53 seat Plaxton coachwork.
In 2011 Hodgsons celebrated 25 years in business, and to celebrate the event, a Special Edition' Neoplan Tourliner was commissioned featuring 53 leather seats, executive washroom. and full climate control. This coach appeared at the 2011 Bus and Coach show at the NEC on the MAN stand, and the order was subsequently followed by a further order for a Neoplan. this time for a 13.8 metre variant with 61 seats.
2017 saw further expansion when we invested in our flagship 83 seat double decker coach a VDL Futura FDD2 with 63 seats upstairs and 20 seats downstairs. This state of the art coach is equipped with the latest safety technology to make your journey safer & meet the latest emissions requirements. This was complemented by 3 Plaxton Panthers in 2018 which were built in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.
Fast forward to 2019 the group expanded more with some local bus contracts in the Richmondshire & Hambleton area of North Yorkshire. "Connecting Local Communities" is the standard we set throughout all our routes in County Durham & North Yorkshire. Our local bus network is operated with clean SAFE smart modern vehicles.
Hodgsons work now includes contracts for major UK tour operators. as well as private hire, school transport and local bus services. We also still operate our local taxi service throughout Teesdale. "Connecting Our Communities"
9 local bus services in County Durham & North Yorkshire.....
We have multiple coaches & mini buses available for hire from 11 to 83 seats.....
Taxis in the Teesdale Community are available to take you from a2b 7 day a week......