School bus sales in 2013 increased for the second year in a row, SBF research has found.

In the 2013 sales year (Nov. 1, 2012, to Oct. 31, 2013), there was a total of 36,073 school buses sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The 2013 total was 12.6% higher than that of 2012, in which 32,034 school buses were sold.

The 2012 total was an increase of 10.2% compared to 2011, which ended a five-year decline in school bus sales.

Breaking down the 2013 sales by school bus type, there were:

• 6,791 Type A/B units sold
• 25,218 Type C units sold
• 4,064 Type D units sold

SBF’s full school bus sales report will appear in the forthcoming 2014 Fact Book.

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Thomas McMahon

Thomas McMahon

Executive Editor

Thomas had covered the pupil transportation industry with School Bus Fleet since 2002. When he's not writing articles about yellow buses, he enjoys running long distances and making a joyful noise with his guitar.

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