School Bus Fleet

FACT 2013

A management & maintenance magazine for school transportation fleets

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bus models School Bus Classifcations A Type A school bus is a conversion bus constructed utilizing a cutaway frontsection vehicle with a left-side driver's door. This defnition includes two classifcations: Type A1, with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 14,500 pounds or less, and Type A2, with a GVWR greater than 14,500 pounds and less than or equal to 21,500 pounds. A Type B school bus is constructed utilizing a stripped chassis. The entrance door is behind the front wheels. This defni- tion includes two classifcations: Type B1, with a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or less; and Type B2, with a GVWR greater than 10,000 pounds. A Type D, or transit-style, school bus is constructed utilizing a stripped chassis. The entrance door is ahead of the front wheels. Source: 2010 National School Transportation Specifications and Procedures. A Type C, or conventional, school bus is constructed utilizing a chassis with a hood and front-fender assembly. The entrance door is behind the front wheels. This type also includes the cutaway truck chassis or truck chassis with cab with or without a left-side door and with a GVWR greater than 21,500 pounds. Blue Bird's Vision Model Classifcation Capacity Available Chassis Fuel Options Engine Location Headroom Blue Bird Vision C Up to 77 Blue Bird Diesel, propane Front 77 inches All American FE D Up to 90 Blue Bird Diesel Front 77 inches All American RE D Up to 84 Blue Bird Diesel, CNG Rear 77 inches Micro Bird MB-II 400 (SRW 4 rows; 10,050 GVWR) School/MFSAB/MPV A1 Up to 20 Ford Gasoline Front 66 inches Micro Bird MB-II 400 (SRW 4 rows; 9,900/10,100 GVWR) School/MFSAB/MPV A1 Up to 20 GMC/Chevrolet Diesel, gasoline Front 66 inches Micro Bird MB-II 500 (SRW 5 rows; 10,050 GVWR) School/MFSAB/MPV A1 Up to 18 Ford Gasoline Front 66 inches Micro Bird MB-II 500 (SRW 5 rows; 9,900/10,100 GVWR) School/MFSAB/MPV A1 Up to 20 GMC/Chevrolet Diesel, gasoline Front 66 inches Micro Bird MB-II 700 (SRW 4 rows; 10,050 GVWR) School/MFSAB/MPV A1 Up to 20 Ford Gasoline Front 74 inches Micro Bird MB-II 700 (SRW 4 rows; 9,900/10,100 GVWR) School/MFSAB/MPV A1 Up to 20 GMC/Chevrolet Diesel, gasoline Front 74 inches Micro Bird MB-II 800 (SRW 5 rows; 10,050 GVWR) lift-equipped School/MFSAB/MPV A1 Up to 12 Ford Gasoline Front 74 inches Micro Bird MB-II 800 (SRW 5 rows; 9,900/10,100 GVWR) lift-equipped School/MFSAB/MPV A1 Up to 14 GMC/Chevrolet Diesel, gasoline Front 74 inches Micro Bird G5 100 (DRW 4 rows; 11,500 GVWR) School/MFSAB A2 Up to 24 Ford Gasoline Front 76 inches Blue Bird Corp. For Micro Bird Type A, see Micro Bird Inc. specifications Blue Bird's All American Forward Engine Micro Bird Inc. Blue Bird's All American Rear Engine Micro Bird's MB-II Micro Bird's MB-II, lift-equipped SCHOOL BUS FLEET 83

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