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Is It Time to Update Your Tour Bus Fleet?

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 8/18/17 12:00 PM

Knowing when to stop putting money into a bus and when to purchase a new bus can be a difficult balance. Buses can be either money makers or money pits for tour companies throughout the United States. Here's how to tell if you need to update your tour bus fleet this summer.

  •  Current Fleet Status

The biggest telltale sign that it's time to upgrade is the current condition of your fleet. Older buses or those with visible wear and tear should be replaced with newer models. Also, if you have buses that had more out of order days than days in service it's a good indicator that you should update your tour bus fleet.

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  • High Maintenance Costs

The older your fleet, the higher the maintenance costs, particularly if your models have been discontinued because parts may become difficult to find. If you have noticed that your costs are beginning to rise, it might be worth investing in new tour buses.

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Topics: new bus, tour bus, used bus, fleet, Creative Bus Sales, bus fleet, Bus news, Bus for sale, Bus Maintenance

Why You Should Invest in Executive Coach Buses

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 7/13/17 10:30 AM

Why You Should Invest in Executive Coach Buses

Whether your customer is heading to the airport or a music festival, everyone loves to travel in style! The Executive Coach Buses at Creative Bus Sales provide all the benefits of on-demand transportation with luxury and style. Maintaining a top of the line fleet for sale can return on your investments. Here are sixreasons you should invest in Executive Coach Buses for your business.

  1. Save Money by Avoiding Bus Rentals

Improving team dynamics through team building retreats or having top performers attend regional or national conventions is a great way to boost retention and performance. However, transportation can quickly become expensive. Owning an executive bus  can reduce the costs of transportation, allowing you to partake in more of these beneficial activities retreats. 

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Topics: luxury bus, executive travel, save money, 2017, Creative Bus Sales, bus fleet, Bus for sale, Bus Graphics, Wheelchair Van, Executive coach bus, executive bus

9 of the Most Remarkable Buses in the World

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 6/30/17 10:50 AM

9 of the Most Remarkable Buses in the World

Here at Creative Bus Sales we love to honor the amazing creative bus community. All around the world, people get from here to there via bus. Here are the Top 9 strangest and most remarkable buses from around the globe.

  1. The Autotram Extra Grand- This German bus is 98 feet long and has a passenger capacity of 256.
  2. The Pikachu School Bus- Japanese students waiting at the bus stop 
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Topics: luxury bus, used bus, social cause, bus purchase, bus, Buses for sale, 2017, bus fleet, Bus for sale, eco-friendly, world

Four Ways to Avoid Costly Technical Problems with Your Bus Fleet

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 6/6/17 12:35 PM

Four Essential Ways to Avoid Costly Technical Problems with Your Bus Fleet This Year

Repairs on your bus fleet can be expensive. Creative Bus Sales is here to help you avoid some of these costly repairs this summer. Technical problems can bring your bus route to a screeching halt and leave your driver and passengers on the side of the road.  Preventing the need for costly repairs is the best way to save money on the maintenance of your fleet.

Here are four simple things you can do to prolong the life of your fleet and get the most miles out of new buses for sale.

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Topics: bus service, Buses, Fleet conversion, bus fleet, Bus for sale, technical problems, Bus Maintenance, Maintenance Checks

4 Secrets to Planning Your Route

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 4/6/17 12:00 PM

Bus Tip: 4 Secrets to Planning Your Route from the Industry Leaders at Creative Bus Sales

Today's Tip is focused on planning your route.

GPS units are amazing devices that save us significant time, but we know they are not perfect. How many times have you followed your GPS and ended up on a route where your bus doesn't fit or the unit has directed you on a route that directed you on a route out-of-the-way? Planning ahead whenever possible is the best way to ensure you will arrive at your destination efficiently and safely.

Here are 4 major tips to help you plan your bus route:

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Topics: benefits, Creative Bus Sales, bus fleet, Bus news, Bus for sale, bus tips, Map, bus driver, Bus Route

The Basics of Grants for School Buses for Sale

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 3/22/17 11:00 AM

The Basics of Grants for School Buses for Sale

The financial burden of updating a school bus fleet often prevents school districts across the country from improving their buses. Here at Creative Bus Sales, we are dedicated to helping reduce the financial burden with our extensive inventory of school buses for sale for all budgets and needs.

Another option may be to take advantage of the many grants for buses:

Why Apply for A Grant?

Grants are a type of funding that can be used to help cover specific expenses, typically in a particular field, such as retro-fitting fleets, improving fuel economy, or reducing pollution. If you are willing and able to meet qualifications and application requirements, you may be awarded large sums of money to use towards new school buses for sale.

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Topics: school bus, bus fleet, Bus for sale, grants, school grants

Bus Grapics - How to Stand Out from the Crowd

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 3/12/17 11:36 AM

Want to Stand Out from the Crowd? Used Buses with Graphics Packages can make a huge difference!

Other dealerships offer one or two used buses for church groups and preschools. But when customers visit a Creative Bus Sales location, they are amazed at the huge inventory of new and used buses that are suitable for a broad range of organizations and industries. But these shoppers need more than reliable transportation that meets all safety standards; they want stand-out buses that make a positive statement about their companies. For more information about branding read our blog about branding your bus as a eye catching advertisement for your business.
So let’s talk about graphics packages--

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Topics: branding, bus fleet, Bus for sale, customization

Why are School Buses Yellow - Series: Part II

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 2/26/17 9:00 AM

The Origins of Public Transportation In America- The Horse-Drawn Commute

Ever been stuck in a traffic jam and pictured riding an horse across the open fields instead? The American public transportation system actually started somewhere in the middle of those two means of travel.

Background

We tend to think of railroads a being the first real form of public transportation in the country, but prior to that, there were various horse-drawn means of moving groups of people efficiently. There were the covered wagons, of course, which preceded the railroads as the main means of getting groups of people across long distances.

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Topics: school, Buses, transportation news, CBS, benefits, bus tip, history, facts, Creative Bus Sales, bus sales, why take the bus, bus fleet, Bus news, America

Bus Tip Tuesday: Using Tech to Stay on Track

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 2/14/17 12:58 PM

Bus Tip Tuesday: Using Tech to Stay on Track

Understanding how to maneuver the bus system can be tricky, but if you are smart and tech savvy, you may be able to avoid some of the pitfalls of bus riding. Taking the bus means keeping track of how early to arrive at the bus stop.

  • Tip 1: You should try to be there 5-10 mins early. Although rare, the bus can be early.  Know the traffic patterns.
  • Tip 2: If you're leaving at rush hour, know that you might not be the only one on the bus or on the road.Know the number of bus stops. 
  • Tip 3: It helps to plan out when to head to the front of the bus, and know other detailed information.

This Bus Tip Tuesday, we're going to take a glance at how tech makes riding the bus much easier. Various cities have detailed bus route information on their websites that are easily accessible by mobile devices.

In addition, a good number of towns offer apps that keep riders and bus drivers informed about all kinds of travel information.

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Topics: bus service, new bus, college bus, shuttle bus, bus safety, bus, taking the bus, CBS, bus tip, bus for sales, bus fleet, tech, Bus news

3 Reasons the Bus Should be Your Primary Mode of Transportation

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 1/24/17 11:00 AM

3 Reasons Buses Should be Your Primary Mode of Transportation


If you aren't already taking advantage of the
bus transportation in your city, it is high time you got on board with the rest of us. In recent years, more and more cities have been adding bus routes to their roads, and those cities with long-standing systems have been working hard to improve upon them.

You see, public transportation is truly the way of the future. With more people being brought into the world every minute, we need to find ways to mobilize everyone—both physically and ecologically—and public transportation is the first step in that direction.

Here are three simple reasons you should be using the city bus:

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Topics: bus safety, transportation, bus, go green, save money, guide, US, bus shopping, why take the bus, reduce stress, bus fleet

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