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Transportation South, Inc., a member of The Bus Center Family of Companies, is pleased and excited to announce the following changes within its service department:

Mark Coffey has been promoted to the newly formed position of Mobile Service and Training Manager. Mark will coordinate technician training for all aspects of the company, both internally and externally. He will additionally serve to develop mobile technicians and their responsibilities as technology continues to evolve. Mark has been with the company 10 years servicing school systems throughout North Alabama. This position allows Mark to serve customers throughout the state.
Contact Information: Mark Coffey | | 205.703.1668


Anthony Coffey will be the new Service Technician that will replace Mark in [...]

For Immediate Release

Pelham, Alabama – Thomas Built Buses (TBB) held its Annual President’s Club awards program in National Harbor, MD. We are proud to announce Mid-South Bus Center (Nashville) and Transportation South (Pelham) each received the President’s Club Platinum Award.

The President’s Club Platinum awards are given to top dealers in recognition of achieving key performance indicators in sales, service, and parts. We are so proud of our teams.
In addition, our company is extremely proud of our team members as they were honored with other recognitions. They are:

Mid-South Bus Center – Gold Parts Excellence Awards – Southeast Region
Transportation South – Silver Parts Excellence Awards – Southeast Region. And Top 5 National Dealer of the Year.
Gil Jaggers, Transportation South, Eagles Nest Sales Achievement Status

For more information regarding this event, visit: Thomas Built Buses, LLC News

Click Here To Learn More About The Alabama Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan


The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) has opened applications for their 2022 Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
Grant Program!  The State of Alabama has allocated $2 million this year for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations.
Applications are due by June 10.  For more information, click here.



Time To Replace “That” Diesel Bus?



With cases of the Covid-19 Omicron variant surging, we regret to inform you the Annual “Love The Bus” Celebration scheduled for February 2022 has been canceled out of concern for the health and safety of our customers, clients, staff members and local community. See you in 2023!

The Bus Center family of companies is pleased to announced Bitimec Wash Bots are now available for purchase at all three location in Atlanta, Birmingham and Nashville! These mobile washing machines for buses are a cost effective, easier and you will use far less labor, water and time. There are two type of systems available the 626-EZ Battery or 101-BB Teathered. Call us for more information or to schedule a demonstration at 844.256-6169.  Download Printable Brochure Here




MURFREESBORO, TN. – The Bus Center Family of Companies is proud to announce 2022 as its 50th year in business. Mid-South Bus Center (formerly Blue Bird of Tennessee, Inc.), was founded in 1972 by George Law as a Blue Bird dealer with a single location in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, making it the oldest bus dealer in the state under continuous operation.  His business partner, Ray Earnest, joined the company a few years later.
In 2004, the company became a Thomas Built Buses dealer and changed the name to Mid-South Bus Center (MSBC). In 2009, Law and Earnest sold the Tennessee business to Bucky Law, Steve Benefield, Chuck Lalance and Drake Earnest.  They formed an alliance for Mid-South Bus Center by becoming part of the Bus Center Family of Companies which also included Transportation South based in Birmingham, Al.  In 2015, the Bus Center Family accomplished [...]

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Automotive medium/heavy duty bus dealership based in Pelham, Alabama is seeking experienced Mobile-Road Technician covering the south Alabama area to join our team. We have an immediate opening for a strong, self-motivated individual with knowledge of medium/heavy duty bus and/or truck repairs. We promote a team atmosphere with the number one goal of putting the customer’s needs 1st!



  • Previous experience in bus/truck/auto service preferred
  • Superior customer service and communication skills
  • Knowledge of electrical and engine repairs needed, with Cummins engine certification a plus+
  • Experience in CDK or other automotive dealership management software preferred
  • Valid Driver’s license with the ability to obtain a CDL, clean driving record
  • Must pass pre-employment drug test, as well as random testing



  • Coordinate with customers to provide timely service repairs
  • Follow diagnostic repair plans as required by manufacturer
  • Meet/exceed service sales goals by building relationships and providing superior service
  • Work in conjunction [...]

Job description

Automotive medium/heavy duty bus and truck dealership in Pelham, Alabama seeking experienced Parts Sales Person to join our team. We have an immediate opening for a strong, self-motivated individual with knowledge of medium/heavy duty bus and/or truck parts. We promote a team atmosphere with the number one goal of putting the customer’s needs 1st!


  • Previous experience in the bus/truck/auto parts sales preferred
  • Superior customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to learn new product lines quickly
  • Knowledgeable with computers
  • Experience in CDK or other automotive dealership management software is a plus
  • Valid Driver’s license, clean driving record



  • Work with customers and technicians to fulfill parts requirements
  • Determine the availability of parts to best serve customer needs
  • Research parts in multiple OEM systems
  • Meet/exceed sales and gross profit goals by building relationships and [...]
As material shortages continue in the automotive industry, procrastinating the purchase of your next bus or shuttle may cost in more ways than one.  The Bus Center’s award-winning sales team is here to assist!  With the shortages of chips, steel and labor, businesses will need to order now to update their fleet in 2022.   Call to discuss all options for the unique challenges head.  Toll Free:  844.256.6169



Benefits of Ordering Now 
  • Save Money:  It’s a fact that prices will continue to rise due to the increase of demand on limited product as well as continued increases on materials used to manufacture the buses themselves.  Costs on the entire supply chain have increased which causes our pricing to increase.  By placing your orders now, you can lock in the current pricing and save big!   [...]
The 2021 Section 179 Tax Deduction.

In the market for a new or used vehicle for your business?  You will want to take advantage of the Section 179 deduction and the Bus Center is here to help!  Now through December 31, 2021, eligible business owners can write off up to $1,050,000 for any new or used vehicles purchased, financed or leased, and put into service in 2021.   The maximum about of $2,620,000 can be spent on eligible equipment before the available tax deduction is reduced.  Contact one of our representatives today and ask about the 100% bonus depreciation that is available for new and used equipment, after the spending cap has been reached.  The bonus depreciation is retroactive to September 27, 2017 and good through 2022.  Get all the details by clicking here

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