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March 6, 2024  – Hoekstra Transportation, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and The Bus Center Family of Companies (Mid-South Bus Center, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Transportation South, Pelham, Ala.; and The Bus Center – Atlanta, Acworth, Ga.), are pleased to announce their merger.  

Following Hoekstra’s purchase of an equity interest in The Bus Center Family, the four companies now represent one of the largest and most comprehensive providers of bus and van transportation in the country. The companies offer sales and service for the leading manufacturers in the industry, including Thomas Built Bus and Forest River, and a physical footprint that spans from the Southeast into the upper Midwest.

“This is an exciting opportunity for us, as we look to grow our operations and partnerships,” said Mark Hoekstra, President and CEO of Hoekstra Transportation. “The teams in place at The Bus Center locations are second to none, allowing all operations to remain intact, which made this merger even [...]

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced  two school bus rebate opportunities in 2021.  they are: the 2021 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) School Bus Rebate Program and the 2021 American Rescue Plan Electric School Bus Rebates. Both rebate opportunities are said to total nearly $17 million combined funding for schools and bus fleet owners.  This is in an effort to replace older, highly polluting diesel school buses

 

To learn more about the rebate programs, applicant eligibility, selection process, and informational webinar dates, visit https://www.epa.gov/dera/rebates

 

Need more information on how to take advantage of this program?  Call the experts at one of our three locations at 844.256.6169

 

 

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!  
  • Financing:  We can help you obtain up to 100% financing for term lengths up to 7 [...]
Post-Diesel-is-the-New-Alternative-Fuel

 

Original Article posted on April 18, 2017 in SchoolBusFleet.com

It would have been unheard of to call diesel a clean fuel 10, 15, even 20 years ago.  But, thanks to today’s ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) and new advances in engine technology diesel is the cleanest option to any alternative fuel.  “We are hearing a lot about alternative fuel in the industry right now,” said Caley Edgerly, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses.  “However, instead of focusing on the alternative fuel trends, school districts should be talking about which school bus operates efficiently, is better for the environment and saves money on fuel costs. It’s always great to have options, but when it comes to fuel choice, diesel remains the best fuel option for fleets today.”

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