CE Series School Bus

You need buses that reach their destinations with ironclad predictability. The CE Series was engineered from the tires up to withstand the rigors of daily use and get your passengers there on time, every time. Power your ride with diesel, propane, or gasoline engines and access tools and resources to operate as efficiently as possible—all with a line of buses that are fun to drive.


  • 40–100 gallon
    fuel tank
  • Leave No Student Behind®
    rear bus alarm
  • 29–78
    passenger capacity
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  • Leave No Student Behind® rear safety feature: standard
  • 16-gauge steel body and 100% steel rub rail for added durability: standard
  • Evenly spaced entry steps—the widest in the industry
  • LCD on-board diagnostics with fault code reporting for easy maintenance
  • Three-piece flat, roped-in windshield and stationary glass for easy replacement
  • Electric passenger door with standard electric vandal lock on entrance door
  • Interchangeable BTI seating with precision, die-formed seat base and seat back
  • Wide-opening, easy-tilt three-piece fiberglass hood for improved access


  • Wheel Base

    158”, 169”, 193”, 217”, 236”, 254”, 276”


  • Capacity

    29–78 passengers


  • GVWR

    23,500–33,000 lb


  • Exterior Features

    Top-mounted fuel and oil filters Electric entrance door Easy-tile three-piece fiberglass hood Widest entry door in the industry


  • Front Suspension

    Parabolic taper leaf: 8,000–10,000 lb


  • Rear Suspension

    International Vari-Rate Spring: 13,500–21,000 lb

    International ride-optimized suspension (IROS Air): 15,500–23,000 lb


  • Brakes

    Air brakes with ESC Optional hydraulic brakes with ABS and ATC

    Air drum brakes and air disc brakes


  • Engine
    Cummins® B6.7
    PSI 8.8L propane
    PSI 8.8L gasoline

  • Transmission

    Allison 2500 PTS / Allison 3000 PTS with direct mount cooler Eaton Procision™ dual-clutch automated manual

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CUMMINS® B6.7L

POWERFUL AND PROVEN, THE LOWEST COST OF OWNERSHIP WITH MAXIMUM UPTIME


  • Horsepower
    200-260 @ 2500 RPM

  • Torque
    520-660 ft-lb @ 1600 RPM

  • Bore / Stroke
    4.21" x 4.88"

  • Combustion System
    Direct Injection

  • Compression Ratio
    17.3:1

PSI 8.8L GASOLINE

A PURPOSE-BUILT, POWERFUL V8 THAT’S STRONGER ON HILLS AND QUICK OFF THE BLOCKS


  • Horsepower
    265 @ 2600 RPM

  • Torque
    548 ft-lb @ 1800 RPM

  • Bore / Stroke
    4.35" x 4.5"

  • Combustion System
    Spark-ignited

  • Compression Ratio
    9.1:1

PSI 8.8L PROPANE

THE RUGGED, RELIABLE, DIESEL ALTERNATIVE THAT WON'T SACRIFICE POWER, TORQUE OR DURABILITY


  • Horsepower
    270 @ 2600 RPM

  • Torque
    565 ft-lb @ 1500 RPM

  • Bore / Stroke
    4.35" x 4.5"

  • Combustion System
    Spark-ignited

  • Compression Ratio
    10.1:1

CHARGE TYPE C ELECTRIC CONCEPT

OVER 340HP EQUIVALENT, WITH LOWER COSTS, ZERO EMISSIONS, AND 120+ MILE RANGE

Electric (Deliveries expected in 2020)

  • Zero emissions
  • Quiet operation
  • Lower operating cost
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Flexibility to charge during off-peak hours
  • Enhanced safety and efficiency features
  • Fewer parts required
  • Grants and incentives available
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“Drivers just get a better ride out of the IC Bus. It’s their office for 8 hours, so they appreciate the comfort.”

David Meeuwsen

Director of Transportation, Zeeland Public School District

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Safety First

Getting your passengers from point A to point B, safely and on schedule—that’s our job. It’s why we apply the highest standards into every product design. With new technology like electronic stability control and collision mitigation now standard on all IC Buses, our manufacturing process ensures we’re building the best buses on the road.

  • Integrated chassis with 100% steel cage body
  • 16-gauge steel side sheets
  • 18,500 lb rear steel-spring suspension
  • Leave No Student Behind® rear safety technology
  • Electronic stability control
  • Collision mitigation technology
  • Integrated crossing control gate
  • Widest entry in the industry
  • High-visibility windshield
  • Steering wheel switches
  • Reachable driver controls
  • SMARTTRACK™ hydraulic ABS system

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Made In the U.S.A.

Dedicated, highly-trained employees. Rigorous testing (the brakes alone undergo nine in-process validations). Complete construction under one roof. From our Tulsa, OK, manufacturing facility, we put nearly 11,000 new buses on the road each year.

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Your buses belong on the road. Our dealer network ensures it.

Maximum uptime from quality construction, and maximum efficiency for maintenance and repair. Together, they ensure better life-cycle value and an overall lower cost of ownership. Fulfill the plans for your fleet from the industry’s most comprehensive dealer network. And with eight parts distribution centers supplying more than 1,000 service locations in North America, count on maximum uptime and better operational control.


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