SCHOOL BUSES

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At Hoekstra Transportation, we ensure that our school buses provide drivers and students the most comfortable and safe experience every single day. As a Platinum Support Thomas Dealer, we are committed to serving your transportation department’s specific needs.

Fleet & Leasing Solutions

We offer the best in “Turn-Key” solutions for your school’s transportation equipment needs with our full-maintenance lease plans.

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Alternative Fuel Choices

Hoekstra Transportation offers several solutions that help our customers overcome the challenges of reducing emissions, lowering operating costs and decreasing reliance upon fluctuating fuel prices.

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Platinum Support Dealer

From sales to service, customer satisfaction and efficient operations are our top priorities. As a recognized Thomas Built Platinum Support Dealer, you’ll receive exclusive benefits include:

Fast and Efficient Repairs
Rigorous training on best practices combined with comprehensive service packages, we’ll keep your fleet fine-tuned and reduce downtime.

Knowledgeable Staff
Hoekstra’s sales consultants and technicians undergo rigorous training on Thomas Built products and their available customizations, allowing us to provide solutions for any challenge.

Reduced Costs
Our lean processes lead to reduced repair time and increase the quality of work.

Timely Communication
Quality service and consistent communication is a top priority. We deliver a repair estimate and communicate a completion date within 24 hours of drop off.

Available Models

Hoekstra’s long-term relationship with Thomas Built Buses means we can order and customize each model for your specific needs. Not sure what you’re looking for? Check out our available models below to help narrow down the list.

The Saf-T-Liner C2®

  • 35 to 81 passengers
  • 25% improved visibility over typical Type C bus
  • Simple serviceability
  • CNG, propane, and diesel
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The Saf-T-Liner® C2 Jouley®

  • Zero emissions
  • Innovative vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capabilities
  • State-of-the-art safety technology
  • DC fast charging
  • Excellent operating range: 138 miles

The Saf-T-Liner® EFX School Bus

  • Up to 90 passengers
  • Maximum visibility windshield
  • Meets or exceeds FMVSS

The Saf-T-Liner® HDX School Bus

  • Three engine options
  • Up to 90 passengers
  • Loading zone visibility
  • Integrated mirrors
  • CNG fuel option available

The Minotour®

  • Up to 30 passengers
  • 7 or 9 passengers available as MPV model
  • Ergonomic driver controls
  • Backup camera
  • Ford & GM gas engine types available

The Minotour MFSAB Childcare

  • Up to 30 passengers
  • Built like a full-size school bus
  • Flexible options for youth groups, senior centers, and more

Ready To Customize Your School Bus Or Fleet?

When you need us, we’re here. Partner with Hoekstra Transportation for a consultative approach to purchasing your new or pre-owned school buses, fit to your district’s needs. We’ll guide you through the most frequently asked questions, customization options, as well as leasing and fleet solutions to help you make the most informed choice.

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