School Bus Sizes and Types

In North America there are mainly four types and sizes of school buses. They are Type A, B, C, and D. In this blog we will go through what the differences are between them.

Type A

Type A buses are the smallest. They are designed on a cutaway van chassis for about 10 passengers and about 10,000 pounds. There are subtypes for more or less than that weight.

Type B

Type B buses are the next size up. They are designed to carry 10 to 30 passengers, and there are two subtype classes for more or less than 10,000 pounds. The passenger door is located behind the front wheel.

Type C

Next in size is the Type C bus. These are designed to carry between 10 and 54 passengers. These are the ones that you see most often on the road. The engine is in front, and these buses have a different type of chassis: a truck chassis, a cutaway truck chassis, or a chassis with a hood.

Type D

These are the largest with lengths up to 45 feet and the ability to carry between 25,000 and 36,000 pounds. The engine can be in front or in back.

There are many different types of school buses. If you need some help deciding which ones are the best for you in western Canada, then please call us at (888) 426-9333. This is our business, and we are experts on the sale and maintenance of all types of school buses.

Dynamic Specialty Vehicles has been supplying and servicing mid-sized buses for over 30 years. With long-term contracts with demanding clients like BC Ambulance and BC Transit, Dynamic Specialty Vehicles knows how to keep their clients safe and their buses running smoothly.

If you have any questions about this article or would like further information about buses and/or services, please call us on our Toll-Free number, (888) 416-9333.

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