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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

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

Bus Tip Tuesday: 4 Tips On How To Pick The Best Bus

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 1/17/17 12:00 PM

Bus Tip Tuesday: 4 Tips On How To Pick The Best Bus

For this very special Bus Tip Tuesday, we want to share with you what the most important features are when buying a new or used bus that can brave the elements with you on your next venture.

Buses can even make excellent recreational vehicles with the right modifications because they're roomy enough to accommodate all of your passenger’s carry ons and all special needs requests. The benefits that a bus offers make for an enjoyable and memorable experience.  

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Topics: bus service, used bus, shuttle bus, bus, Buses for sale, bus tip, bus sales, picking a bus

10 Tips for Winter Driving to Keep Buses Running Safely

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 12/8/16 12:24 PM

As a bus driver it is vital that you practice safe driving habits this winter. Whether you've just begun looking at buses

for sale or have hundreds of miles under your tires we have ten winter driving tips to help get you where you are going safely this winter.

This blog should be a part of your winter checklist before you hit the road

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Topics: bus service, new bus, tour bus, shuttle bus, ski bus, snow transportation, bus, driver's seat, CBS, Safety, bus tip, winter

Three Key Benefits of Shuttles for Senior Citizens

Posted by Laura Galijan on 1/25/16 9:00 AM

More and more senior citizens are considering their options when it comes to choosing retirement communities, senior apartments, or retirement homes. The statistics pertaining to senior citizen driving choices are compelling. For example, 80% of seniors in their 70's experience debilitating symptoms of arthritis and joint pain. Muscles also weaken as people age, which makes it more difficult to drive. The risk of fatalities while driving increases after age 75 and rises significantly after 80.

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Topics: bus service, retirement bus, shuttle

Simple Handicap Van Maintenance Tips

Posted by Laura Galijan on 10/7/14 5:37 AM

If you own or drive a handicap van, there are several things that you must keep in mind with regards to maintenance. Although they are very similar to a normal passenger vehicle, there are some distinct differences. To assure the safety of your passengers it is important the following issues be addressed on a regular basis. You or an experienced driver can perform many of these simple checks.

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Topics: bus service, wheelchair accessible, bus safety, handicap van

6 Useful Tips To Prolong the Life of Your Tour Buses

Posted by Laura Galijan on 6/17/14 11:00 AM

For the past few years, tour and motorcoach ridership has been on a steady increase. In 2012 alone the motorcoach industry transported passengers across 75.7 billion miles within the United States and Canada. With each motorcoach travelling an average of 49,800 miles each year, it’s important to make sure each bus stays in top shape. Let’s discuss a few useful tips that can help prolong the life of your tour buses. 

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Topics: bus service, tour bus

6 Little Bus Maintenance Tips That Make a Big Difference

Posted by Laura Galijan on 3/18/14 9:36 AM

Owning a bus of any size can be a big task, both figuratively and literally. Often, bus owners don’t think they can contribute much to their overall bus maintenance. However there are a few items owners can perform regularly that will spruce up their bus without making a big dent in their pocket. On the plus side these simple maintenance tricks can be done on site by most nearly anyone, and within a short amount of time.

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Topics: bus service

7 Ways To Revamp Your Bus

Posted by Laura Galijan on 3/5/14 9:18 AM

From a seasoned professional to a new bus owner, these days there are virtually unlimited upgrades to consider when you want to revamp your bus. Not all bus owners are ready to purchase a new bus, but may want to consider modifying their existing unit to gain a few more years on the road. Just a few changes can make your passengers more comfortable and make traveling on your bus as enjoyable as arriving at their destination. 

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Topics: bus service

Top Bus Service At State Of The Art Facility

Posted by Laura Galijan on 2/7/14 8:22 AM

Owning a bus is a huge investment in both time and money. You won’t want to withhold on proper care when it comes to bus service. You also don’t want to worry about your bus when it is in need of a simple repair or routine maintenance. One bad service call could leave you with a lot of trouble, so it’s worth proper maintenance the first time. Luckily, Creative offers bus service and maintenance to vehicles bought with us or at other dealerships.

An important aspect to the safety of your bus is the quality and timing of the bus maintenance that keeps these vehicles in tip-top operating condition. Just as we need to have annual and semi annual check-ups with our doctor, it`s important to do the same for our buses and vans. Routine maintenance will ensure every part of your bus is operating smoothly. This will also ensure small problems are fixed before they become larger, unmanageable problems. Conducting routine maintenance will not only keep you safe, but your passengers as well.

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Topics: bus service

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