Collins Bus Corporation

Collins Bus Corporation holds a distinguished status as the pioneer in the development of the Type A school bus. Over the course of more than 50 years, it’s become one of the largest bus manufacturers of Type A (mini) buses. Collins was recently acquired by Forest River, Inc. and is located in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Driven by innovation, Collins has earned a road-tested reputation for safety and dependability. Delivering confidence with every ride, Collins is a trusted name among bus companies.

A Safe Ride Every Time

Mini buses are typically built on cutaway van chassis and are known for their maneuverability, fuel efficiency, and ease of use. Collins uses its patented Built-In-Crossmembers (BIC) technology, which provides additional structural integrity to the bus. This design feature enhances the safety and durability of Collins vehicles. Designed for school-related activities, Type A buses are also suitable for various applications such as daycares, preschool groups, field trips and extracurricular activities. After half a century of delivering Type A school buses, Collins gets top marks for strength and safety.

Options To Make It Yours

Check The Bus Centre’s inventory for current stock in these small buses. We carry units in either Chevy or Ford chassis, in a range of passenger capacities. We can also custom order your unit with a variety of floorplan options, including various seating arrangements, child restraints, wheelchair accessibility options, and other features to meet the specific needs of your school districts or organization. These safety-focused units are available with up to 28 passenger capacity.

If you need a small bus, The Bus Centre can help you configure the right unit for carrying your precious cargo on every road you travel. Check our inventory below to see what’s currently in stock.

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Up to 28 Passengers

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