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SCHOOL BUS TYPES:

Source: "2000 National School Specifications and Procedures"

 

TYPE A

A Type “A” school bus is a van conversion or bus constructed utilizing a cutaway front-section vehicle with a left side driver’s door. The entrance door is behind the front wheels. This definition includes the following two classifications:

Type A1, with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) less than or equal to 10,000 pounds;

and

Type A2, with a GVWR greater than 10,000 pounds.

 

 

 TYPE B

 

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A Type “B” school bus is constructed utilizing a stripped van or truck chassis. Type B school buses do NOT have a left side driver's door. The entrance door is behind the front wheels. This definition includes the following two classifications:

Type B1, with a GVWR less than or equal to 10,000 pounds;

and

Type B2, with a GVWR greater than 10,000 pounds.

 

 

TYPE C

 

Type “C” or conventional school bus is constructed utilizing a bus chassis with a hood and front fender assembly. The entrance door is behind the front wheels.

 

 

TYPE D

 

Type “D” or transit school bus is constructed utilizing a stripped bus chassis. The entrance door is ahead of the front wheels.