If you need to haul a group of people around, then look no further than our line of new and used school buses, shuttle buses, and coach buses. Whether you are interested in a bus for long cross country trips, a short hop from point A to point b, or for private use, we have the bus for you. The first buses were horse drawn carriages then came horseless steam driven buses and then the combustion engine started to be used. Safety, occupancy, and comfort have all been increased over the years as a result of better technology and materials. You will find that modern day buses have made another leap forward in technology by running on natural gas, fuel cells, electricity, or being hybrids. Buses are used in every nation around the world for mass transit and come in every possible design imaginable. Read More
School buses have been used for generations in America and all over the world to transport youth safely to and from their academic studies. They seat about 65 people, but several less if you have full grown adults on board as 65 usually means smaller children fitting 3 to a seat. It is much more likely that only 2 will be able to fit in each seat. The first school bus was invented in the England in 1827 for a Quaker school for girls and could comfortably fit 25 people. The North American education system has relied heavily on school buses for over a century as it was not efficient or safe for children to walk to and from school in rural areas where distances are measured in miles. The school bus evolved from a horse drawn carriage in Europe into the modern behemoths we see today. School buses come in many different load capacity and design styles. All school buses use a yellow color because it is thought to be the most visible at night, dawn, or dusk. Type-A buses are buses that use a full size van chassis. Type-B buses are the truck or heavy duty van chassis buses that are medium bodied. C-style school buses look more like trucks and have their engine compartments to the front of the bus. There is the D-style of school bus that has its engine compartment to the rear and a flat front end. This style of bus usually has a very high capacity. School buses do not have seatbelts, but come with tall padded seats to help occupants better endure a crash. Their thin looking metal exterior is reinforced by steel bars to help the passenger compartment keep its integrity during a rollover. Prior to the 1970s most buses ran on gasoline, but with the fuel crises of the 1970s, companies started to use diesel and modern day school buses all run on diesel fuel. Over the years, safety features were added to help ensure student safety. The warning lights were added in 1946, the swinging stop arm was added in the 1950s, and slowly emergency exits were added in addition to the rear exit which made for a much more escapable vehicle. Today, the buses are equipped with cameras and GPS devices. Used school buses have been converted to RVs, restored by collectors, used in water businesses, sold to foreign countries and placed in demolition derbies among other things.
Shuttle buses are the standard for meeting the needs of airport mass transit, rural mass transportation, and private transportation. These smaller, more comfortable buses can be used on short hauls or around a large facility to take people from one stop to the next. This type of bus is made for people to get on and off of quickly and rides very comfortably. Many will have luggage racks inside the passenger compartment. Some may have side by side seating just like a school bus, but unlike a school bus, the seats will be individualized for more comfort. These buses will also most likely run on diesel and will have their engine compartment at the front of the bus. They may have one or two entry/exit doors. These buses find use in rural America as transportation between small towns for older people who do not want to or are unable to drive. We have a wide selection, so you are sure to find what you are looking for.
We also have a wide assortment of coach buses for those interested in hauling a large group of people any distance. The word coach comes from the idea of the old horse drawn carriages of a bygone age that pulled around the wealthy or royalty. Certain coach buses might make your passengers feel like royalty. These buses are designed for city to city travel and even further. The buses usually come equipped with a toilet, a belly mounted luggage rack for passengers’ gear, and a TV system that plays video or satellite television. Coach buses have incredibly comfy upholstered seat for those long journeys. These buses are most popularly used by Greyhound, but many different entities use them to travel from city to city. Coach buses are also transformed into tour buses for many stars and politicians. These buses can be made to be a home away from home with a built in shower, beds, living area and kitchen all to the specifications of the VIP. Most coaches should be wheel chair accessible. Most of the buses should have automatic transmission, dual wheels in the back, air conditioning, and power steering.
If you have a group that needs to be taken places, a need for a bus for specialized uses, or any other people transportation needs, come take a look at our selection. Our buses will fit what you are looking for: big or small, fancy or every day, short hops or long halls, we do it all.
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