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BusesBenefitSeniorCitizens
How Shuttle Buses Benefit Senior Citizens
11.07.2018
Alison Wahl
Marketing and Sales Support

Shuttle buses make everyone’s life easier, but that’s especially true with senior citizens! Let’s take a look at the benefits your seniors will experience when you add a shuttle bus to your fleet.

Entering and exiting a shuttle bus is exponentially easier than a traditional van or car. Additional headroom allows passengers to stand upright with comfort and ease, as opposed to hunching...

Direct Parts Sourcing
The Benefits of Direct Parts Sourcing
08.29.2018
Alison Wahl
Marketing and Sales Support

As buses age, there will be a time when parts will need to be replaced, be it something small such as a lightbulb or sticker, or something large like a bumper or wheel cover. Where do you turn when you find yourself in need? There are many ways in which you can benefit by...

Having an AC Issue
What to Check When Having an AC Issue
08.10.2018
Alison Wahl
Marketing and Sales Support

The weather temps this time of year are skyrocketing- what happens if the air conditioning system on your bus or van stops working? You don’t want to waste valuable time for your business by having your bus sit idle. We’ve made a list of some troubleshooting steps to help you keep your bus running and your passengers safe and...

Why Attend a Trade Show?
Why Attend a Trade Show?
08.03.2018
Alison Wahl
Marketing and Sales Support

Every year, TESCO and other bus dealerships participate in trade shows and exhibitions across the country, ranging from the healthcare industry to transit and church organizations. Most shows have costs attached to them (be it an attendance fee or lodging fee), but there are numerous benefits to attending a trade show that most people don’t know about...

What to Look for in a Bus Dealership
What to Look for in a Bus Dealership
07.19.2018
Alison Wahl
Marketing and Sales Support

There are quite a few bus dealerships around the country, each seemingly with specific advantages. Unfortunately, most dealerships are several hundreds of miles apart and can be difficult to compare. How can you know which one is the best fit for your company? Exploring the following points can help you and your team make your decision about which dealership to choose:

Why Your Company Needs a Minibus
Why Your Company Needs a Minibus
07.11.2018
Alison Wahl
Marketing and Sales Support

In today’s world, everyone is always on the go. At TESCO, we’ve seen a huge increase in demand for transportation from both the private and public sector. One of the best ways that your company can meet this demand is with a minibus. Have you considered purchasing a minibus but haven’t pulled the trigger yet? Let’s look at some of the benefits a minibus can provide your company.

A minibus allows your company to tap into gaps in the current market and into new markets as well. First and foremost, this can increase both your revenue and...

Increased Safety for Your Childcare
Increased Safety for Your Childcare
06.27.2018
Alison Wahl
Marketing and Sales Support

Times are changing and so are the laws- many states now prohibit child care facilities from using 15-passenger vans and are requiring that a bus be used instead. Do you know your state’s requirements? Even if vans haven’t been outlawed yet in your state, you may want to consider purchasing a bus with increased safety and reliability standards.

The correct term for a childcare bus is a “Type A” school bus, or MFSAB (Multi-Function School Activity Bus). These buses are much different from your standard transit bus or shuttle. MFSABs are equipped with specific safety features designed to protect the passengers. Some of the important...

How Can Leasing Help Your Fleet?
How Can Leasing Help Your Fleet?
06.21.2018
Alison Wahl
Marketing and Sales Support

More and more large fleet accounts and corporate healthcare conglomerates are making the switch to leasing programs. Can this work for your company? Like any big decision, weighing the pros and cons is an effective way to start.

With a leasing program, you’ll be alleviated of all the major concerns of vehicle breakdowns- most leases are structured to coincide with the warranty on the bus. This means that budgeting for potentially costly bus repairs and updates to the...

Evaluating and Updating Your Fleet
Evaluating and Updating Your Fleet
06.13.2018
Alison Wahl
Marketing and Sales Support

There are many questions that arise when the time comes to evaluate your current fleet of buses and vans, so how can you know where to start? Patients are now using heavier electric chairs; is your lift acceptable for the extra weight? How can you provide your drivers with more safety when ordering a bus or van? Does your bus or van have a backup camera and sensors? Are your vehicles equipped with first aid kit and fire extinguishers? Another industry trend...

Church Buses - What to Know
Church Buses - What to Know
02.26.2018
Alison Wahl
Marketing and Sales Support

Countless congregations across the country have benefitted from purchasing or leasing a bus. If your church hasn’t purchased a bus before, it can be difficult to know where to start.

The most important thing to consider before buying a bus for your church is knowing when and where you’ll be using your vehicle. Looking at the annual events that your congregation has attended in the past will give you an idea for the vehicle size and capacity...

Why Lease?
Why Lease?
02.15.2018
Alison Wahl
Marketing and Sales Support

There are so many ways that a bus can be beneficial for your company or organization, but what if your funds are limited? You may worry that a bus purchase is not in your budget. Fortunately, you can still reap all of the benefits of owning a bus. Leasing can be the solution to all of your worries!

Many fleets need to keep updated vehicles in their rotation to stay afloat. Leasing helps organizations manage their resources better...

Improve Your Child Care With a Bus
Improve Your Child Care With a Bus
07.28.2017
Alison Wahl
Marketing and Sales Support

Safety, comfort, and security area always a top concern for day care facilities, but efficiency matters too. An MFSAB bus (oftentimes used for childcare purposes) can help improve the quality of your care and attract more business at the same time.

Child care buses often transport anywhere from 14 to 30 passengers and are designed specifically for safety and security. With the same safety standards as a school bus, you can ease the minds of parents and guardians. All child care buses should be FMVSS compliant- you will want to double check with your dealership before purchasing...

Why You Need a Bus
Why You Need a Bus
07.14.2017
Alison Wahl
Marketing and Sales Support

It may not be immediately apparent, but owning a bus can be beneficial to your company or organization in so many ways. If taken advantage of, your bus can attract more business, contribute to the green initiative, and increase the efficiency of your business model. Have you ever thought about the possibilities?

A bus is a great way to offer amenities to your customers. With a bus you can offer refreshments, entertainment, protection from the elements, and safety. By offering a driving service, you can attract additional business. Many hotels & resorts, bars, casinos, and touring companies have seen an increase in customer interaction...

Parts 101- Where to Buy
Parts 101- Where to Buy
06.21.2017
Alison Wahl
Marketing and Sales Support

Your bus has served you well- you’ve used it to transport hundreds of people, improved the quality of their lives, and increased your business revenue. As time passes, you will eventually need to replace parts for your bus. Whether that be a lightbulb, a windshield, or wheelchair tie-downs, parts for buses can be difficult to find.

Your time is valuable- don’t waste it looking around for bus parts.

It can seem to some that purchasing bus parts from a junkyard is a great deal, but in reality, there are many downfalls. There is no telling if your part will be at the junkyard, what condition it will be in, or if it will even be the correct part. At the end of the day, even if you do find the part that you are looking for...

The Big Decision- Which bus is right for you?
The Big Decision- Which bus is right for you?
05.25.2017
Alison Wahl
Marketing and Sales Support
With so many different types of buses on the market today, it can be difficult to figure out which one is right for your organization. Different buses are ideal in different markets- with some being drastically better than others in certain situations.

Before you can begin, make sure that you have a general answer to each of the following questions:

What will the vehicle be used for?
How many passengers will you be transporting?
How often will you run your vehicle?
In what environment will you be running your vehicle?
Do you need special access or seating for disabled individuals?

After you have answers to these questions, use this simple bus guide to help steer you in the...

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