How Long is a School Bus? (Infographic)

Posted by Cameron Sito on Oct 6, 2016 10:47:07 AM

Whether you’re a parent concerned about your child’s safety, or a school superintendent looking to cut costs, it is in your best interest to understand what constitutes an appropriate school bus.

While you may know that federal law requires school buses to have certain coloring and markings, you may not realize that school buses can vary in length. Some people believe that larger school buses (regardless of whether they have seat belts) are actually safer in auto accidents than smaller vehicles. The belief is that a larger bus absorbs more force after an impact than a smaller bus.

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Topics: School Buses

Why Are School Buses Yellow?

Posted by Cameron Sito on Sep 15, 2016 10:35:07 AM

Imagine you’re at the car dealership about to purchase a new car, SUV or minivan. Does color matter? What color would choose and what colors would you avoid? If you are like most people, you will probably avoid loud, ostentatious colors, like say, school bus yellow.

However, school buses are only ever yellow. You never see black, brown, silver or tan school buses because these vehicles carry precious cargo and must be immediately apparent to everyone on the road.

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Topics: Bus Safety, School Buses

Fun School Bus Games to Teach Your Kids

Posted by Prisha H on Aug 30, 2016 12:30:00 PM

When you ride in a motor vehicle, minutes feel like, well, minutes. However, when kids, especially young children, ride in a car or bus, a short period of time can feel like forever. And a bored child can quickly turn into a rowdy and disruptive child.

In addition to saving the bus driver from daily headaches, school bus games provide entertainment and safety for all passengers on board. Games designed for school buses keep children in their seats and happily distracted for the duration of their journey to and from school.

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Topics: School Buses

11 Places To Buy Wholesale School Bus Parts Online

Posted by Lloyd Forbes on Aug 16, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Did you know that your school bus fleet can last for 10-15 years with proper maintenance? Given the numerous costs and limited funding faced by many school districts, it is imperative that you do not overpay for school bus parts. Buying quality hardware from the right vendors can save you time and money — and ensure your students are well protected.

However, if you’ve taken the time to do a quick Google search, you may have noticed there is no short supply of companies selling wholesale equipment and parts. For your convenience, we have compiled a list of 11 reputable places to buy wholesale school bus parts online across the country:

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Topics: School Buses