Truck and bus dealership company Summit Holdings has added Collins Bus vehicles to its offerings in Oklahoma, officials announced on Wednesday.
Summit Bus of Oklahoma City now represents and services Collins Type A buses, in addition to its existing lineup of IC Bus school and commercial buses.
Summit Bus of Oklahoma became a Collins dealership in the fall of 2015, joining Summit Bus of Albuquerque, New Mexico, in representing the Collins Type A product line.
“Collins has shown a superior ability to react to market demands and offer product that best fits our customers’ unique business needs, including adding the Ford Transit chassis line and CNG capabilities,” said David Carney, Summit’s sales manager in Oklahoma City.
Company officials said that other factors in the decision included Collins’ body construction with one-piece tubular steel roof bows; its wide range of chassis and powertrain options; and the proximity of Collins’ manufacturing facility in Hutchinson, Kansas, for parts support.
“Summit Bus now having the ability to offer a Type A bus allows us to better serve our customers, especially when it comes to parts and service support,” said Dan Keefe, general manager of Summit’s Oklahoma City location.
Summit has five locations in Oklahoma — Ardmore, Enid, Muskogee, Oklahoma City and Tulsa — where customers can get parts and service support. In New Mexico, Summit Bus has locations in Albuquerque and Farmington.