New School Buses

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Specializing in Thomas Built Buses (TBB), we offer a full range of new and used buses.

We will find the right bus to meet all your specific requirements. From the largest to the smallest, wheelchair access/ADA compliant and more, all of our school buses are rigorously tested to make sure they meet or exceed all Federal and State safety standards.

range of school buses

Minotour Type A School Bus - Buswest
Minotour® School Bus

The Minotour® school bus is an efficient and maneuverable vehicle packed with all the safety features and rugged engineering of our bigger buses.

Saf-T-Liner C2 Conventional School Bus - Buswest
Evolved Saf-T-Liner C2

We’re advancing the C2’s reputation for outstanding durability, maneuverability and safety even further.

Saf-T-Liner HDX Type D School Bus - Buswest
Saf-T-Liner HDX Type D School Bus

This model is designed to keep drivers comfortable, with features like standard tilt and telescoping steering wheel and optional adjustable pedals.

C2 Jouley Electric School Bus- Buswest
Electric School Bus C2 - Type C2 School Bus

Thomas Built Buses has been moving the industry forward for more than 100 years. Now we’re driving it in a whole new way with the Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley electric bus.

Saf-T-Liner EFX Type D School Bus - Buswest
Saf-T-Liner EFX Type D School Bus

The Saf-T-Liner EFX is a front-engine, transit-style school bus designed to provide excellent value for customers.


School Bus - Buswest


A recent study found school bus fires in the U.S. occur slightly more than daily. Diesel is significantly less volatile and combustible than alternative fuels such as propane, CNG, and gasoline. Diesel fuel provides the safest student-passenger environment for full size school buses.


Today’s diesel engine is 90% cleaner at the tailpipe than 10 years ago. The Cummins ISB and new Detroit DD5 engines emit 5x and 10x less particulate matter than required by the EPA standards and are well below the EPA’s nitrogen oxide requirements. Most people don’t realize Diesel burning engines actually introduce less carbon monoxide emissions than propane, CNG, or gasoline into the environment. Clean diesel offers the lowest carbon footprint over operational lifetime.


Diesel will put more money back in your fleet’s budget. Diesel bus acquisition, fueling, and maintenance costs are lower than their alternative fuel counterparts. Sure, some alternative fuels may cost less per gallon, but with lower mpg, you’ll be filling the tanks much more frequently, adding up costs and hassle. Alternative fuel buses also require additional fueling infrastructure and training investments that diesel does not.


While other manufacturers have been focusing on “alternative fuels,” new diesel technology has lead to increased fuel efficiency, durability, reliability, and serviceability. The Cummins ISB 6.7 and the new Detroit DD5 boast 8-10 mpg. compared to other fuels with only 3-5 mpg. New technology, such as Cummins uninterrupted regeneration process and single modular after-treatment device with larger ash containment and Thomas’ stay-warm feature, have nearly eliminated the after-treatment headaches that have plagued diesel engines in the past.


There’s a reason 93% of all school buses purchased in the U.S. and Canada still use diesel despite recent alternative fuel hype. No other fuel can compare to diesel’s performance in medium- and heavy-duty use. The long-term durability of a diesel engine is unmatched, boasting a 15 to 20 year life cycle. Alternative fuel engines have yet to stand the test of time.


Todd Franssen

Sales Manager

Darren Salo

School Bus Sales
(310) 971-5511

Brian Hedman

School Bus Sales
(916) 677 - 7309

Tania Kaylor

School Bus Sales
(530) 945 - 7369

Lee Gomes

Hawaii School Bus Sales Mgr
(808) 864-3330

Matt Essex

School Bus Sales
(714) 321-0952

Becky Holsen

Grant Administrator
(310) 984-3903


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