Our businesses are all about reaching destinations. It's about moving students safely from one location to another, day after day.
Not long ago, we at Collins Bus made a move of our own. We set out to make a Type A bus that would be more than acceptable - it would be exceptional. A true A plus.
YOU GOT US FROM THERE TO HERE
After 47 years in bus manufacturing, we had more than a few ideas of what we thought should be included in a newly designed bus. But what we really wanted to know was what you wanted in your bus.
Over the course of a year we hit the road to talk to drivers, mechanics, transportation directors, contractors, and parents throughout North America.
HERE'S WHAT THEY TOLD US:
"SAFETY IS, AND ALWAYS WILL BE, OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY. NO ADVANCEMENT IN STYLE, PERFORMANCE, OR COST CAN BE MADE AT THE EXPENSE OF OUR CHILDREN'S SAFETY."
"COST MATTERS. THE MOST ADVANCED VEHICLE IS USELESS IF WE CAN'T AFFORD IT."
"GIVE US A FLEXIBLE BUS THAT ADAPTS TO OUR TRANSPORTATION NEEDS."
"WE WANT MORE VISIBILITY. MORE STORAGE CAPACITY. GREATER RELIABILITY AND SERVICEABILITY."
BUILDING THE "NEXT GENERATION BUS"
Early on we realized that building the bus our customers wanted required more than a simple makeover of an existing bus. It meant starting with a clean screen and a fresh way of looking at manufacturing.
What emerged was the Next Generation Bus - a safe, efficient, Type A bus that offers flexibility in seating and ease of maintenance.
To make the concept affordable, our bus was designed to make full use of lean manufacturing - including tightly managed inventories, elimination of wasteful processes, just-in-time delivery, and other factors that cut costs without affecting value.
Take a look at the many unique features detailed in this web site. Then experience firsthand the bus that you built. The exceptional, Type A+ Collins Bus.