Palmetto Bus Sales has been proudly serving the school, church and commercial bus needs of the Southeast United States since 1965.
We have an extensive inventory of new and used vehicles on our lot in Columbia, S.C., at all times. Our parts department is well
stocked with the repair parts you need and our service technicians are trained to keep your buses safe and in top mechanical condition.
We specialize in Blue Bird, MidBus and Starcraft buses.
School Bus Certified vs Non-Conforming Vans
The nation's leading insurer of churches has stated that "15-passenger vans are inherently unsafe as currently used by many owners." They highly encourage "all organizations to strongly consider other transportation options."
The federal government and many states have issued regulations and recommendations resulting in sweeping changes in pupil transportation.
Because of the safety risks involved, providers who transport children are now required,
under certain conditions, to use vehicles certified as School Buses or vehicles meeting School Bus construction standards.
Federal law specifically prohibits the sale of 15-passenger vans for the school-related transport of high school age and younger students. Many states have passed regulations limiting the use of these vans and many institutions have already set deadlines for discontinuing the use of 15-Passenger vans.