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IC Bus to provide 300 school buses to Ohio district


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LISLE, Ill. — IC Bus has won a bid to deliver 300 CE Series school buses to Columbus (Ohio) City Schools.

IC Bus will deliver the buses through its dealer in Columbus, Rush Bus Centers.

“IC Bus is proud to partner with Columbus City Schools, and we look forward to helping them with their student transportation needs for the next school year,” said John McKinney, president of IC Bus. “Furthermore, this recent order demonstrates our customers’ continued confidence in our products as well as acknowledges the unmatched support provided by the industry's strongest dealer network.”

The CE Series buses for Columbus City Schools will be powered by MaxxForce 7 engines and will seat 65 passengers. Company officials said that the buses’ 16-gauge steel side sheets and 19,800-lb. rear axle with a 21,000-lb. air ride suspension improve safety while providing drivers with a smooth ride.

The buses will be built at the IC Bus assembly plant in Tulsa, Okla. Deliveries will begin in July.

“We are honored that Columbus City Schools has confidence in us to provide our unparalleled customer support for their fleet of IC Bus vehicles as they safely transport the city’s children,” said Rusty Rush, president and CEO of Rush Enterprises Inc. “The school district will benefit from our exceptional service catered around their needs.”


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We just purchased 4 Thomas C2's we were looking at the IC max force 7 but to many problems with them, other schools in our area are sorry they bought them,under power and just generally not a good motor, there are better engines out there for the money, our c2's have the cummings a great motor not problems at all.

Tom    |    May 10, 2013 02:39 AM

I wish Columbus City Schools good luck with the Maxx Force 7 engine. Our district has found the engine power due to the EGR system, fuel mileage, and reliability to be compromised. Too bad they did not get vehicles from Blue Bird.

Chuck    |    May 09, 2013 09:59 PM

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