About

Your Partner In Transportation

Learn all about how Kerlin Bus Sales, your partner in transportation, can help you with your transportation needs. Every Day. Every Mile. Because What You Do Matters.

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Every Day. Every Mile. What We Do Matters.

Everyday a child climbs on a bus or a church takes a trip on a bus from Kerlin Bus Sales.

Located in Northern Indiana, we have parts and service vehicles on the road daily meeting the needs of our customers. We also have strategically aligned with local service centers throughout the state to provide the best customer service experience possible.

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We carry a full line of Thomas Built Buses products ranging from 14 passenger activity buses to large-size commercial vehicles. Thomas Built Buses have long been known for their sturdy construction, safety features, and lasting performance. We carry the Thomas line so we can provide our customers with the best and safest buses on the market.

The Kerlin Bus Sales Team is here to help you. You will not find a staff anywhere else as dedicated to keeping your buses on the road.

Kerlin Bus Sales, your partner in transportation, is committed to serving above and beyond the expectations of all customers with honesty, integrity and respect.
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History

The Kerlin family has been meeting transportation needs since 1927 when Russell Kerlin founded Kerlin Motor Company. In 1962, his son, Ed, entered the bus industry by selling his first Thomas Built Bus, Kerlin Bus Sales was founded.

Kerlin Bus Sales has been a member of the Thomas dealer network since 1963. A member of the prestigious Thomas President's Club for outstanding service and performance since 1972, as well as a two time recipient of the Dealer of the Year Award. For over 50 years and with the fourth generation, Kerlin Bus Sales and the Kerlin family have been servicing the transportation needs of schools, agencies, organizations, institutions, and companies.

​The minute you arrive, you will notice something different about our customer experience. It is focused on you – our customer. Kerlin Bus Sales prides itself on being your partner in transportation. We are continually seeking ways to provide you with not only the highest quality Thomas Built Buses, but also swift service and lower vehicle life-cycle costs. Because of these efforts, we have been named a ​Platinum Support dealer.

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About Platinum Support

Instituted by Thomas Built Buses, the Platinum Support program focuses on implementing lean concepts to continuously improve the customer experience. This is no small task, but because of our commitments, our customers get back on the road fast, and each member of our team sees the value they add every single day.

Let Us Hear From You

Platinum Service means that Kerlin Bus Sales cares about your experience more than the average dealer. We want to hear from you before, during, and after service. Whether you are a new customer or someone we see on a regular basis, your words are the most important measures for how we will continue to improve.

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Kerlin Team

A combined 340 plus years of experience; meet the team that keeps your buses on the road.

Meet the Team
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Kerlin News

Here you will find new articles from Kerlin Bus Sales and news from the school bus industry.

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