Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Battle of the School Buses continued

As previously posted, the two big school bus makers are Thomas and Bluebird. Thomas has been owned by Daimler for many years, but Blue Bird remains independent. [See June 2 for more]

Blue Bird will build your bus on any chassis you specify, even the competitor's Freightliner. But just to avoid free advertising, I see they now insert their own badge on the grille - nice moooove!
Photos taken Cap-à-l'Aigle, QC, 2010-08-31.

1 comment:

  1. Bluebirf does not put their badge on Freightliner or any other chassis grille. They reserve them for their own chassis. Bluebird has made their own cabover style chassis for years, decades actually but they started making thir own conventional chassis about 5 years ago. They are easy to spot because the hoods are so steeply sloped.