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Why Are Seat Belts Not Required on School Buses for Sale

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 5/18/17 11:30 AM

Why Are Seat Belts Not Required on School Buses for Sale?

School buses carry the country's most valuable assets, our children. As such, they need to be as safe as possible, so why don't they come standard with seat belts? Of all current methods of transporting students to and from school, buses are by far the safest, even without the seat belts. Here's how:

The Bus Size Places Children Above the Danger

School buses for sale, particularly the larger ones, are heavy and sit rather high up from the road, which help improve passenger safety. First, the extra weight often means they cannot travel as fast as other vehicles. When collisions happen, the weight and slower speed of the bus in question reduces passenger jarring on impact.

Height also plays a large role, allowing the chassis to absorb much of the impact, further reducing potential injuries.

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Topics: seat belts, benefits, school bus, school bus requirements

5 Bus Safety Tips Your Child Can't Afford to Overlook

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 5/12/17 12:00 PM

5 Bus Safety Tips Your Child Can't Afford to Overlook

Millions of children safely take the school bus to school daily. With Mother's Day just around the corner, we would like to honor all the moms out there and give some tips and tricks that will help your child navigate the bus world. Deciding to let your kids take the bus is a big decision, and for your kids, taking the bus for the first time is a huge step. Check out our guide for preparing kids to ride the bus and learn a great way to track your children while they are on the bus below.

Did you know that school buses are actually the safest form of transportation for your kids to take to school? However, even though injuries are rare, they can still occur. Make sure that your children know to be aware of their surroundings when getting on and off the bus.

 

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Topics: school bus, mothers, Safety, 2017, bus tips, school, MFSAB, children

The Ultimate Guide to Wheelchair Vans for All Needs

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 5/1/17 4:00 PM

Why Your Community Could Use a Handicap Van

It's important for anyone who has mobility issues to have the same access to transportation as anyone else. Often times, it can be difficult to find vehicles equipped with handicap capabilities. But if you know where to look, you might just find the right van for you and your community.

The Benefits of a Handicap Van

Handicap vans have lower floors, making them uniquely qualified for anyone who has difficulty entering and exiting vehicles otherwise. In addition, they tend to offer easier accessibility, often in the forms of ramps and more space between the space

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Topics: Wheelchair Van, Bus for sale, Creative Bus Sales, moblity, handicap van, leading wheelchair accessible vans for sale, wheelchair accessible, passenger safey, nursing homes, elderly, Van

Leading Wheelchair Accessible Vans for Sale at Creative Bus Sales

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 4/18/17 12:00 PM

The Comfort and Convenience of the Wheelchair Accessible Vans for Sale at Creative Bus Sales

Having reliable, safe, and accessible transportation is vital for many Americans. Those who rely on wheelchairs for mobility often have to alter plans to accommodate accessibility issues. The wheelchair accessible vans for sale at Creative Bus Sales provide safe and reliable transportation, while ensuring the comfort of all passengers. 
 

The Basics of Wheelchair Accessible Vans

According to the United States Census Bureau in 2010, more than 3.6 million people required a wheelchair for basic mobility. 

Unfortunately, public transportation options limit accessibility due to a shortage of accessible vehicles.To meet the needs of this underserved population, and effectively improve profits, businesses should invest in wheelchair accessible vans or buses.

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Topics: wheelchair accessible, Wheelchair Van, wheelchair accessible vans, leading wheelchair accessible vans for sale, Van, Wheelchair ramp

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

Invest in Heavy-Duty Transit Buses for Sale from Creative Bus Sales

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 3/31/17 2:30 PM

Why You Should Invest in Heavy-Duty Transit Buses for Sale When Starting a Bus Fleet or Charter Service

Transit companies are only as good as their equipment is reliable.

Here at Creative Bus Sales, we pride ourselves on being able to help new bus fleets or charter services obtain the perfect buses for their needs. Our heavy-duty transit buses for sale, for example, provide long term reliability, among other benefits.

Every Business is Unique, Their Buses Should Be Too

The transportation industry is as diverse as the people who operate within it, and as such, buses should have a wide range of options to ensure the needs of all passengers are met. We have years of experience helping transit providers customize our heavy-duty transit buses for sale to meet their needs.

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Topics: Heavy-duty transit, Buses for sale

Set a New Green Goal: Learn how we plan to create a more environmentally friendly work environment

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 3/24/17 2:00 PM

Creative Bus Sales sets new green goal

Learn how we plan to create a more environmentally friendly work environment with your help!

In coordination with National Alternative Fuel Vehicle day hosted with Odyssey we want to recognize small steps that we could take to improve Creative Bus Sales footprint even more. Here are a few tips about everyday things that you can do at work and in the offic to promote green efforts. If you’re at a loss for how to start we have some creative ideas for you

 

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Topics: go green, Creative Bus Sales, Green office, 2017, Environment friendly work place, Green team

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

How Buying an MFSAB for Sale Can Benefit Your Business

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 3/9/17 12:28 PM

How Buying an MFSAB for Sale Can Benefit Your Business

When a business expands their fleet, their main priority is improving that business. Two ways to do this is by providing additional services and improving the value and profitability of current services. Investing in an MFSAB for sale from Creative Bus Sales can do both, here’s more on how.

What is an MFSAB ?

MFSAB stands for "Multifunction School Activity Bus" and they are designed to do just that. Also, commonly referred to as activity buses, these vehicles make great additions to daycare centers, churches, community centers, and other organizations. As with many other buses at Creative Bus Sales, our MFSAB buses are customizable to meet your needs.

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Topics: bus, CBS, fleet, used bus, benefits, Parts & Service, Bus Graphics, MFSAB

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

What Really Makes New Luxury Buses for Sale So Luxurious?

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 2/19/17 8:30 AM
What Really Makes New Luxury Buses for Sale So Luxurious?

When it comes to long-distance travel, many customers are willing to pay a little extra for additional features and greater comfort, which is what the new luxury buses for sale by Creative Bus Sales offer in abundance. But what does it mean when a bus claims to be a luxury bus?

Luxury Means an Abundance of Comfort

Ample comfort is the core of luxury buses and the new Berkshire Coach 2017 Ultra 28 Series takes comfort to a whole new level. Seating and climate control are the two main factors influencing a vehicle's overall comfort level. High backed, luxury upholstered seating provides riders with a comfortable ride, while ensuring plenty of leg room. The newest Berkshire Coach comes standard with a powerful 90,000 BTU HVAC system to ensure better temperature control.

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Topics: limo service, limo bus, bus, CBS, Berkshire, luxury bus, executive travel, new bus, Bus for sale

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

Bus Tip Tuesday: Four Common Problems with School Bus Systems & How to Solve Them

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 2/7/17 9:00 AM

Bus Tip Tuseday: Four Common Problems with School Bus Systems and How to Solve Them

When it comes to transporting students to and from school, the school bus system needs to be on point at all times. However, these systems are often flawed and create the following four common problems discussed below.

Here's what you can do to solve these issues within your own school bus system.

Inadequate Service Capacity

Having too few operational school buses can create major issues when it comes to getting students to school on time. When a school system simply has too few buses to meet the required demand, several problems can arise, including:

  • Multiple bus transfers
  • Overloaded buses
  • Extended travel times
  • Long bus stop waiting times
  • Late arrival and departure

You may be asking yourself what is the best way to reduce this problem?

Answer: Invest in additional school buses for sale.

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Topics: CBS, bus, school bus, Parts & Accessories, mini bus, trasportaion, public trasportation, transit buses, bus tip

6 Things to Avoid Doing While on the Bus

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 2/2/17 1:50 PM

6 Things to Avoid Doing While on a Transit Bus or Public Transportation

Using public transportation can be challenging at the best of times. Large crowds and long waits, which can be reduced by investing in additional transit buses for sale, are often made worse when riders break these unspoken rules of public transportation. 

Creative Bus Sales outlines six simple public transportation rules you should be mindful of.

 

  

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Topics: bus, Creative Bus Sales, 2017, public transit, do's and dont's, bus tip, new bus, used bus, taking the bus, Buses for sale, public transportation, transportation

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