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Three Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Buying a Shuttle Bus

Posted by Laura Galijan on 6/8/16 9:30 AM

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So, you’ve decided it’s time to get a shuttle bus for your business. Or maybe you already have one, and it’s time for an addition or upgrade. Choosing the right bus that fits all your needs is important. If you choose too small, passengers are cramped, you might not be able to fit them all, and luggage storage quickly becomes an issue. On the other hand, pick one too big, and you’ll be paying for more than you need. Here are 3 questions you need to consider in order to find the shuttle that’s right for you.

  1. How many people will I be shuttling?: This is the most basic question you need to have an answer for before you can pick out the right bus. You have options ranging from 7, all the way to 45 passenger seats. As with most things, it’s usually better to err on the side of caution. Making sure that you have adequate space for each trip your bus makes should be one of your highest priorities.
  2. Who will I be shuttling?: Almost as important as how many people you're shuttling, is who they are. Is it a church group? A rock band? Or maybe hotel guests? No matter who you’re shuttling, you should have a good idea of what their needs will be. Needs such as luggage, for instance. Shuttles come in a variety of options for helping you manage your bus' space. Our shuttle buses can have interior luggage racks, overhead storage, and rear storage. Also, keep in mind that you might have handicapped passengers. You can choose between a wheelchair lift and ramp, and decide whether or not it will be in the front or back.
  3. Who will be driving?: You know how many passengers you have, who they’ll be, and what they’ll be bringing. Now, you have to figure out who is going to drive your new shuttle bus. If you’re concerned about having to hire someone with a commercial driver’s license (CDL), don’t be. There are non-CDL options available to you. That means anyone with a standard driver’s license can operate them, without having to get any special licenses.

These questions aren't limited simply to shuttle buses. They’re important to ask for any future bus purchases. As always, if you have any questions our team is ready to lend a hand. Let us at Creative Bus Sales help you find just what you’re looking for.

Topics: new bus, shuttle bus, shuttle, bus purchase, bus

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