Used Buses For Sale | The many uses of a fully reconditioned used bus for group transportation
Shuttle buses are often referred to as minibuses or commercial buses and are usually built on a cutaway van chassis. There are various shuttle bus types and models available for sale but what you choose depends on how you need to use it for your business or group. For example, a charter bus is used for large group destination travel whereas a minibus is more often used for local trips around the neighborhood or longer trips for smaller groups. You will see shuttle buses traveling everywhere from churches, hotels, casinos, daycare centers, airports, colleges, and even sports teams. Their primary advantage is to make group transportation hassle-free, reduce walking time, and make sure every member reaches his/her destination in comfort and safety. The average reliable lifespan of a shuttle bus is 12-15 years and up to 300,000 miles (depending on location and service availability) and they cost $50,000 and up if purchased new. However, good pre-owned counterparts are often already used from 50,000 to 150,000 miles and can cost anywhere between $10,000 to $35,000 depending on the vehicle’s age, mileage, condition, and features. These used buses for sale still have plenty of life and offer a lot of interesting opportunities for small businesses and organizations to fulfill their transportation needs. There are several brands particularly Ford and Chevrolet that manufacture these minibusses buses for sale (Read More…)
Minibus For Sale | Why buying a used minibus is more affordable than renting or chartering buses as needed?
A minibus (also referred to as a shuttle bus) for sale is one of the most popular buses that can be purchased on the market today. It can seat up to 15 passengers including the driver as a Non-CDL vehicle and can be configured for up to 28 passengers. A minibus can easily operate within a radius of 2 – 2000 miles. Their dimensions usually fall in the range of less than 25 feet in length, 8.0 feet in width, and 9.5 feet in height. Due to their small size, they require only a modest amount of parking space and can be easily maneuvered through both busy city streets and narrow lanes. They open up business opportunities to startup entrepreneurs that larger buses can’t due to their wide turning radius. These minibuses are often used to transport the handicapped or simply to reduce walking time, for example from large parking lots to the town business center. First-time bus buyers often start their business with these small buses because it will give them the knowledge and first-hand experience of (Read More…)
Shuttle Bus For Sale | Uses and Benefits of Shuttle Buses over Cars and 15 Passenger Vans
A shuttle bus for sale is a vehicle that typically is used to transport people between two fixed points for short and medium distance trips usually spanning less than a full day. These buses are relatively small in size yet able to accommodate groups of people and they are used for picking up and dropping off passengers either from place to place or to destinations or terminals for other modes of transportation. Due to their less turning radius, they can easily maneuver through busy traffic, narrow streets, and locations not accessible by other larger vehicles. There are two general types of shuttle buses namely mini (under 15 seats) and medium-sized (over 15 seats and requiring a CDL license). The minibus is usually defined as seating up to 15 passengers and does not require a commercial license in most instances, whereas the medium-sized shuttle is capable of accommodating 16 to 29 passengers or more and requires a commercial driver’s license with a passenger endorsement. Both can be either equipped with diesel or gas engines, but most buyers prefer gasoline since they are easier to maintain, emit fewer pollutants, and are the dominant engine type in North America. Shuttles are commonly used for (Read More…..)
Small Bus For Sale | How to inspect and treat rust problems on older buses?
Buses are subject to “rust” which is the oxidation of metal when it comes in contact with moisture, air and salt. It’s an oxidation process that every vehicle is susceptible to over time. It’s important to stop rust in its initial stages in order to prevent it from spreading all over the vehicle as it severely weakens the metal and can cause accidents leading to potential injuries of passengers as well as others on the road. When buying a bus, the buyer should thoroughly inspect it before making a final decision. The bus buying process can be tedious and time consuming and every buyer including experienced operators may go through a frustrating search process to get the best vehicle for their budget at a fair price. There is no point in buying a low mileage bus if the previous owner did not perform regular undercarriage washing and roof seal checking and resealing on a regular schedule (Read More…….)