We continue our discussion of the types of school buses with the Type B bus. Type B is a conversion or a bus body constructed and installed on a front-section vehicle chassis, or stripped chassis, with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds and designed for carrying more than 10 persons. Part of the engine is beneath and/or behind the windshield and beside the driver’s seat. The entrance door is behind the front wheels. Type B buses do not have a left side driver’s door.
These buses, which are rare on today’s roads and are designed for specific school district needs, fall squarely between a Type A school bus and a Type C school bus in size. Type B buses meet all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for school buses.
Type C next week!