Determining the Right Bus Size for Your Business

Model 1 | July 7, 2016

Determining the Right Bus Size for Your Business


Adding a new vehicle to a business is an important decision and choosing the correct size is one of the best ways to ensure it is profitable.  Choosing too large of a bus will result in empty seats, while too small of a bus will likely cost your company customers.  Here are a few things to consider when choosing a bus for your company:

What is your service area like?

When selecting a new bus for you company, it is important to look at the area you will be servicing.  Some important details to look for include: what other companies have buses in the area, total population and what percentage of it might use buses, and if there are major attractions in the area that would need buses.  For example, if there is a large airport in your vicinity a small bus would be great to shuttle people to and from hotels or conference centers. However, if there is an amusement park in the area, you might find that a large bus would be better because there will be larger groups visiting.

Look for interest

If you own a winery and are purchasing a bus specifically to shuttle people from one place to another, then you have a very good idea of what to expect in terms of usage. However, if you are adding a new bus to a transportation fleet you might not know all the uses it will have.  First and foremost, you should study your service area to ensure there is a need for a bus.  If you are an established company, it would be a good idea to ask your current customers to see if there is interest.

Also, look around your area for other businesses to which you might offer busing services.  Some smaller companies might find the use of a bus helpful, but not be in a financial situation to buy a bus for themselves.  Find out the typical party sizes that they have and take that into consideration when purchasing a new bus.

Buying any new vehicle to add to a fleet takes a lot of research and consideration. If you have any questions about bus sizes please contact us.