Multi-Functional Activity School Bus (MFSAB)
Many of our customers are purchasing activity buses. The Type D rear-engine HDX has the most coach like finished product feel. However, we have Saf-T-Liner C2s built as well, that get great fuel economy for those long trips. You can add many features to any of the buses including: Air-Conditioning, USB charging ports, flip down DVDs, and reading lights.
Many customers are purchasing activity buses and adding customizations to get the feel of a coach with the FMVSS safety standards of a school bus. The Saf-T-Liner HDX, Saf-T-Liner C2 and Thomas Type A are perfect for schools, churches, daycares, and YMCAs. If you have an idea in mind, we will be happy to work with you to bring that dream to a reality.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reinforced its concerns about 15-passenger van safety for the third time in four years: “The vans are convenient, but drivers and passengers have to use extra caution,” says Jeffrey Runge, M.D. NHTSA administrator.
One thing that greatly increases the chance of a rollover is tire pressure. Research shows that 74 percent of all 15-passenger vans had significantly mis-inflated tires – NHTSA advises that tires should be checked once a week. The number of passengers also dramatically affects the rollover rate. Vans with more than 10 occupants are three times more likely to experience rollover in a crash than vans with less than five passengers. Insurance companies are also picking up on this risk. Many insurance companies are no longer covering 15-passenger vans.
Building an MFSAB is an exciting prospect. Contact us today to get started with your account manager, figuring out the details to make it yours.