We believe there are two issues to consider when evaluating the use of OTC (over-the-road-coach) buses to transport students. They are not built to meet FMVSS school bus standards which have specific safety requirements to protect students. And, the long-term cost-of-ownership can be expensive. In Kansas, school districts cannot, by law, purchase new motorcoach buses.
Has your school district considered Lease over Purchase? Kansas Truck Equipment Co., Inc. can discuss financing and leasing programs for new and used school buses.
Bill Logan, transportation supervisor, USD 330 Mission Valley, has been in the ‘school transportation business’ for 28 years. He’s been at it long enough to watch the bus barn go from gas to diesel, and, back to gas.