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THE NATION’S TOP TYPE A BUS
INTERLOCKING CROSS MEMBERS
Our full-Length, interlocking longitudinal cross members and floor beams are an essential component to student protection. The interlocking design creates a roll cage structure that offers better rollover protection, side impact protection, and a bus that is 5X stronger.
ONE-PIECE TUBULAR ROOF BOWS
Like the hull of a ship flipped on its head, the one-piece tubular roof bows form a sturdy shell that prevents crumpling or breakaway if there’s a rollover. Plus, Collins roof bows are made of high-strength low-alloy (HSLA) steel, which is 66% stronger than the steel commonly used.
INTERLOCKING FLOOR BEAMS
Every Collins school bus utilizes interlocking floor beams that hook to one another to create a cage that delivers extra strength. Plus, because our flooring is made of one-piece marine grade plywood and not separate panels, it would require significant force to break or splinter under duress.
“We put all the Type A buses side-by-side, then let our drivers and mechanics get in and poke around. Both liked Collins better. Our mechanics liked the serviceability, and everyone liked the driver’s compartment and overall look.”– Pam McDonald, Director of Transportation for Orange Unified School District
“Small chassis buses, that’s what you build. And you’re good at it – you’ve perfected it.”– Mia Sedillo, Director of Transportation for Chino Valley Unified School District
“The Low-Floor design is innovative. The children can ride and-or walk on together. Whether it’s a non-special needs child or a special needs child, for everyone, it’s the same.”– John Benish, Jr., Chief Operating Officer, Cook-Illinois Corporation; President, NSTA
At Collins, every employee, from our CEO to our trusted Dealers, is front and center when it comes to customer needs. That’s because we believe personal relationships make all the difference. For owners and their passengers, that translates to long-term solutions, faster response times, expert advice, and trusted transportation from the wheels to the roof.
In addition to passing the most rigorous of industry safety tests, at Collins, we put our buses through the ringer to ensure they don’t just pass, but rather set a new bar in school bus safety. And, we don’t stop there. We also put our buses through internal tests (like the video here) to ensure student safety is addressed from every angle.
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