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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