Product Lines

No matter what your transportation need, we can provide the solution at Palmetto Bus Sales. We carry the complete line of Blue Bird, Mid Bus and Starcraft school buses, mini-buses, church buses, shuttle vans, commercial buses, activity buses, 15 passenger van alternatives and commercial buses as well as a good selection of used buses from all manufacturers.

Over our 43 year history we have provided a variety of new and used buses and vans to public and private schools, senior retirement homes, hotels, shuttle operators, tour and charter companies, car rental operations, health service providers, municipalities, retirement facilities, church groups, colleges and universities, child care centers and many more businesses and organizations.

Blue Bird Corporation

Blue Bird No. 1Blue Bird Corporation offers a complete line of Type A, C and D school and activity buses in a variety of options and configurations. For more than 80 years, Blue Bird Corporation has continued to set industry standards with its innovative design and manufacturing capabilities. Today, Blue Bird has more than 1,800 employees, two Georgia-based manufacturing facilities and an extensive network of dealers and service-parts facilities throughout North America. Blue Bird's global presence can be seen in more than 60 countries through sales into Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. Our company's relationship with Blue Bird dates back more than 50 years to 1957.

Blue Bird Corporation promotes and fosters a unique business environment through a strong emphasis on combining solid business practices with high character standards and values. Founded in 1927 under Christian principles, Blue Bird Corporation continues today to promote the same values and ideals instilled in the Blue Bird work force more than 80 years ago. Not only does an original sign from the Blue Bird founders reading "God is our Refuge & Strength" still hang in the corporate headquarters, but Blue Bird also employs a full-time chaplain who conducts regular nondenominational services during business hours for any employee wishing to join.

The moral principles of integrity, trustworthiness, and reliability continue to guide all aspects of Blue Bird's business, following Blue Bird's long-time belief that the quality of its product is directly proportional to the pride and character displayed by every employee. With this in mind, Blue Bird strives to foster an environment of mutual respect and appreciation for its employees, its suppliers, its dealers and its customers.

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Mid Bus Corporation

Mid Bus was formed in 1981 by former employees of Superior Coach Company in Lima, Ohio. It grew from a dozen employees working in a small facility in Lima to become one of the country's largest manufacturers of smaller school buses, moving to a much larger facility a few miles north of Lima in 1995.

Mid Bus Super Guide Mid Bus, now based in South Hutchinson, KS, offers a complete line of quality Type-A school buses. The Mid Bus product line includes 10 to 48 passenger school, church, activity and child care buses, a variety of ADA compliant lift models and a full line of single-rear and dual-rear wheel models. Mid Bus units are designed to meet the needs of child care operators, Head Start agencies, YMCAs/YWCAs, non-conforming van replacement, church transportation, school activities and contractor services. Mid Bus provides a safe and economical alternative to van transportation.

Mid Bus was acquired by Collins Bus Corporation in 1998. Collins built the first Type A bus in North America in 1967 and that 40 years of know-how and technology dvelopment have been incorportated into the entire Mid Bus line. All buses are now manufactured at the Collins facility in Kansas.

Mid Bus products have become sales leaders by first leading the way in innovation and quality. The parent company pioneered flat-floor design. They raised standards of safety by producing their own seats and seat belts. To meet today’s demands for quality and quantity, Mid Bus is again moving forward, developing better ways to manufacture better buses of extraordinary value. One thing is certain: Mid Bus will be with you for every mile of the road ahead.

Starcraft Buses

From its beginning in 1903, Starcraft has long stood for quality, innovation and value. Throughout its long history the company has manufactured farm equipment, boats, recreational vehicles, van conversions, and, beginning in 1997, products for the transportation industry that include the following: Starcraft Products
  • Starquest low profile multi option vehicles built on cutaway chassis
  • StarLite narrow body small buses built on cutaway chassis
  • AllStar 96-inch wide small buses built on cutaway chassis
  • AllStar XL built on the GM 4500/5500 chassis as a beefier version of the 96-inch wide Allstar with higher payloads and longer lengths.
  • XLT 102-inch wide mid-size buses built on medium duty chassis cabs
The manufacturing plant covers 350,000 square feet, located on 80 acres with seperate areas for frame welding, painting and assembly. Plant size assures Starcrafts ability to accommodate rapid growth, both now and in the future. br> Since May 2001, Starcraft Bus has been a division of Forest River, Inc. Forest River offers the financial resources to fund future growth and ongoing produce development.