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.
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.
LET’S MAKE SURE YOUR STUDENTS