Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is The Bus Center?

Faq: Buy New and Used BusesThe Bus Center is a family of companies that includes Mid-South Bus Center (Nashville, TN), Transportation South (Birmingham, AL), The Bus Center – Atlanta (Atlanta, GA) and now Hoekstra Transportation (Grand Rapids, MI & Troy, MI).

What are the different types/sizes of buses?

  • Small: 15 Passengers or Less (No CDL Required)
  • Medium: 16-26 Passengers (CDL Required, w/ Passenger Endorsement)
  • Large: 27+ Passengers (CDL Required, w/ Passenger Endorsement)
  • MFSAB**: (Multi-Functional School Activity Buses) 15-30 Passengers

*Price ranges depend on a number of things including: size of bus, # of seats, options included, manufacturer, etc.
**MFSABs are required by law if the main purpose of the bus is to be transporting children (i.e. daycares, schools)
***Used buses can be available in all categories priced according to year, make, model, size, options, etc.

What Bus Manufacturers does The Bus Center represent?

Braun Vans, Champion Bus, Collins Bus, Executive Coach Builders (ECB), LA West, Coach,Driverge, Forest River Vans, Starcraft Bus, StarTrans, and Thomas Built Bus.

We also have a revolving inventory of used buses from many different manufacturers.

What are some popular options to include in your Bus?

  • Ford 6.8L, V-10 Gas Engine; 7.3L V-8 Gas Engine; Cummins 5.9L Diesel Engine (depending on size and use of your bus)
  • Upgraded Highback Seating w/ recliners, seat-sliders, retractable seatbelts & armrests
  • Upgraded Altro, non-slip flooring
  • Rear Storage, Drivers Storage & Overhead Luggage Racks w/ Mesh Netting
  • Audio/Video Packages
  • Large Rear A/C Systems w/ Dual Compressors (especially in the south)
  • Wheelchair Lifts
  • USB / 12V Cell Phone Charging Station

Are there financing or leasing options available?

Yes, we can help you obtain up to 100% financing for term lengths up to 7 years. We can also look at many different leasing options ranging from 2-5 year terms, set up in a way that best fits your use of the bus.

Where can I get my Bus serviced once I purchase it?

You do not have to bring your bus to Transportation South, Mid-South Bus Center, or The Bus Center – Atlanta every time it needs a routine maintenance check-up. Although we would be glad to do so, it is NOT required. We sell buses across the entire country and have developed relationships with local service shops in your area to make it easy to get your bus serviced locally whether it is a warranty or non-warranty related issue.

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