Vallacar Transit (VTI)

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Vallacar Transit Incorporated
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A Yanson FB4J bus unit of Ceres Liner, with body number 5446.
Slogan "First In Service * Foremost In Fleet Maintenance"
Parent Yanson Group of Bus Companies
Founded 1968
Headquarters Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City
Service area Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula
Service type Land Transport
Fleet 200+ Bus units (Hino Motors, Kinglong, Nissan Diesel, Yutong)
Operator Vallacar Transit Incorporated
Website http://vallacartransit.net/

Vallacar Transit Incorporated (VTI) is under the giant umbrella of the Yanson Group of Bus Companies (YGBC). The bus company is a family-owned and managed business that has grown from a lone 14-seater jeepney plying a single route called Ceres Liner, to a conglomerate of transportation companies with a combined number of operating units of 838 transport vehicles as of January 2010, operating in Visayas, and also serves Mindanao. The company pioneered inter-modal services between Negros and Cebu.

History[edit]

The company was founded in 1968 by Ricardo B. Yanson (passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2015) and his wife, Olivia Villaflores Yanson, beginning with the purchase of one jeepney unit. This effort ultimately became a jeepney-assembly business. In the early 1970s, the market was flooded with Ford Fieras; the couple decided to diversify into a small bus line which plied the Bacolod City-Valladolid-La Carlota route (hence, ValLaCar) and christened it Ceres Liner.[1]

Ceres Liner grew and expanded through the years. Their service had reached from Negros to the areas and provinces of Cebu, Samar, Leyte, Iloilo, Aklan, Capiz, Zamboanga Del Norte, and Zamboanga City.

Brands[edit]

Ceres Liner was the first branding under Vallacar Transit Incorporated which was named after the youngest sister of the founder, Ricardo Yanson Sr. As their operations expanded, several brands are added with different functions and area of operations.

Brand Function / Description
Ceres Liner The bus brand for ordinary fare buses of Vallacar Transit Incorporated.
Ceres Tours The bus brand for air-conditioned buses of Vallacar Transit Incorporated.
Sugbo Transit A newly-formed bus brand under Vallacar Transit Incorporated after the sellout of D'Rough Riders Express in Cebu City.
Vallacar Transit Incroporated - Transport Engineering and Bus Body Assembly Plant (VTI-TEBBAP) The coachbuilding division of Yanson Group of Bus Companies. Although the division serves for the whole YGBC Bus Companies, the management and supervision is under the name of Vallacar Transit Incorporated
Ceres Pasalubong A food stop for Vallacar Transit Incorporated and is found in all of their terminals. The management is under EY Group of Bus Companies, a sister company of Yanson Group.
Ceres La-Salle F.C. A football team under Vallacar Transit Incorporated
Rural Transit of Mindanao Rural Transit of Mindanao Incorporated (RTMI) is a bus line under the umbrella of Yanson Group of Bus Companies (YGBC). It operates bus transport services in the northern and western part of Mindanao, with its headquarters in Cagayan de Oro. Its bases are located in Bulua and Yacapin (both in Cagayan de Oro), Pagadian, and Dipolog. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rural_Transit_of_Mindanao
Bachelor Express Incorporated A bus line under the umbrella of Yanson Group of Bus Companies (YGBC). It operates bus transport services in the eastern and central part of Mindanao, with bases in Butuan City and Davao City. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachelor_Express

Bases[edit]

A Ceres Tours while embarking passengers.

Their subsidiaries are sub-divided by bases. These are based on their area of their operation, and their base number shall be the prefix number for their bus fleets. Yanson Group started this practice in 2005 after they bought out Lilian Express Inc., and felt that re-organizing their company is needed.

There are four bases under Vallacar Transit Incorporated:

Prefix Base Address Subsidiary
5 Bacolod Masilingan, Bacolod City Ceres Liner
6 Iloilo Jaro, Iloilo City Ceres Liner
7 Dumaguete Calindagan, Dumaguete City Ceres Liner
8 Cebu Rizal Ave. Ext., Cebu City Ceres Liner, Sugbo Transit

Destinations[edit]

Since the re-organization of Yanson Group of Bus Companies in 2005, Rural Transit of Mindanao is sub-divided into bases in which has different areas of service and destinations.

Bacolod Base[edit]

A fleet of Vallacar Transit Incorporated at Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Ceres Tours 5046 heading to La Carlota, Negros Occidental

Bacolod base is located at Masilingan, Bacolod City with its terminal hub at Ceres Bus Liner North Terminal, Mandalagan, Bacolod City and at Bacolod City South Terminal, Luzuriaga St, Bacolod City. It is also the main base for Vallacar Transit Incorporated. The base is assigned as Base 5 of Yanson Group of Bus Companies. Their routes are from Bacolod City to the areas within Negros Island Region, Cebu, and Zamboanga City.

Iloilo Base[edit]

Iloilo Base is located at Jaro, Iloilo City with two terminal hubs at Tagbak Bus Terminal, Tagbak, Jaro, Iloilo City and Iloilo City - Antique Bus Terminal at San Pedro St, Molo, Iloilo City. The base is assigned as Base 6 of Yanson Group of Bus Companies. Their routes are from Iloilo City and Roxas City to the areas within Western Visayas.

Dumaguete Base[edit]

Dumaguete Base is located at Calindagan Rd, Dumaguete City with its own terminal hub at the same location. The base is assigned as Base 7 of Yanson Group of Bus Companies. Their routes are from Dumaguete City to the other areas within Negros Island Region, Cebu, and Zamboanga City.

Cebu Base[edit]

Cebu Base is located at Rizal Ave. Ext., Cebu City with two terminal hubs at Cebu North Bus Terminal at Subangdaku, Mandaue City and at Cebu South Bus Terminal at N.Bacalso Avenue, Cebu City. The base is assigned as Base 8 of Yanson Group of Bus Companies. Their routes are from Cebu City to the areas within Central Visayas, Tacloban, Zamboanga Del Norte, and Zamboanga City..

Fleet[edit]

Ceres Liner 5131. A Yanson FB4J.

Vallacar Transit Incorporated has several units from Chinese brand buses. Some of their fleets are also provided by their parent company's coach building division, Vallacar Transit Incorporated - Transport Engineering and Bus Body Assembly Plant (VTI-TEBBAP).

Airconditioned Units[edit]

  • Yanson ViKing
  • Yanson Legacy
  • Yutong ZK6100H
  • Yutong ZK6858H
  • Yutong ZK6858H9
  • Yutong ZK6127HA
  • King Long XMQ6129Y5A
  • King Long XMQ6871CY
  • King Long XMQ6125AY

Ordinary Fare Units[edit]

  • Yanson Crius RK
  • Yanson Crius FF1J
  • Yanson Contessa
  • Yanson FB4J
  • King Long XMQ6859Y
  • King Long XMQ6107Y

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