Davey Coach Blog
Welcome to Davey Coach Sales Inc., your premier provider of new and pre-owned mid-sized coaches, buses, and vans. We pride ourselves in customizing the finest, most unique vehicle for you! Here at Davey Coach Sales Inc., we are a Colorado family owned and operated which means we put added attention to detail into every vehicle we sell and lease.
Whether it's shuttling passengers to an airport, bringing skiers back to their hotel rooms, or even parts and service for your vehicle, Davey Coach Sales Inc. can help you with any coach, bus, or van need you may have!
Bus Ski Racks For Sale
Transportation Fleet Managers and Operators don’t delay any longer. Now that the snow has arrived- it’s time to accessorize!
End of the Year Bus Sales Blowout
Davey Coach Sales Inc. currently has over 60 commercial buses from 10-37 passengers with or without luggage for sale that are in stock and available for immediate delivery.
The Advantages of Renting and Leasing Buses
Remember your first time…..
Everything had to be right ………..no mistakes
……….. no settling for just OK- I want WOW!!
This is a big deal and I am treating it that way!
But…. what if it’s not perfect? What if there is no WOW!! ……….are there do overs? ………..can I get a Mulligan?
There is if you lease that bus instead of buying it!
Senior or Retirement Services
If you are in the ever expanding field of retirement communities or senior services you realize that just keeping up is no longer an option. Facilities are getting nicer and more complete, residents are demanding more and higher quality amenities, and with billions of dollars at stake this market is becoming more competitive every day. In this marketplace resident transportation is no longer an option but a requirement for any facility to remain a viable option. And yet at the same time this can be a significant expense- not to mention confusing purchase. Van, Shuttle, or Car? ADA Compliant? Wheel Chair Options? Overall size? Number of passengers? Walkers? Comfort? Ease of Entry and Exit? Driver Training? Safety? These are just a few of the things to consider as you look to add a new bus or replace a current unit. Here are a few items that may help to cut thru the clutter and give you some guidance down the purchasing path. Please understand that we are biased to certain manufacturers but are also here to answer questions and provide advice regardless of the make or model of bus you purchase.
Davey Coach to pursue GSA
Sedalia, CO – August 13, 2012 – PR Newswire
Davey Coach Sales Inc. (Davey Coach) announced plans today to apply for a GSA Schedule and actively pursue federal contracts. Federal officials appreciate GSA Schedules as a means of procuring goods and services, knowing that companies on these schedules have been thoroughly vetted by the General Services Administration (GSA). Davey Coach plans on expanding their commercial mini-bus and medium-capacity passenger coach sales to federal agencies.
The Evolution of Family Transportation
The station wagon as we know it became as American as apple pie in the '50s and '60s. Back then, Americans took to the open road on family vacations with the Great Depression and World War II in the rear view mirror. By the 1970s, Americans were hungry for something different to haul the family around in, but the American auto industry kept putting out the station wagon as the only alternative to an RV or motor home. The motor home was great for vacations, but impractical for daily use such as runs to the grocery store, cleaners, work, or school. I believe the auto industry got the hint that their product was outdated when Clark Griswald took his family from Chicago to WallyWorld in a station wagon in 1983 in National Lampoon's Vacation.
Alternative Fuels 101
There has been a lot of talk, discussion, and information both, good and bad –true and false, about alternative fuels for motor vehicles. Over the next few articles I'll get into the definitions, the pros and cons, and the best application for each type as well as some interesting areas under development.
On-Spot Tire Chains
Winter seems so far away right now in the heat of the Summer, but if you are planning on outfitting your business for winter activities, now is the time to consider your options. As the specialized transportation industry segment of mini-buses grows in popularity, so has upfitting with appropriate equiment for winter travel.
3 Point Seats
As with any industry, the specialized motor vehicle transportation industry aka "The Bus Business" is under a constant state of evolution. Passenger securement methods have been under a lot of recent scrutiny, even reaching the highest levels of Congress for discussion recently. To date, Federal seat belt requirements mandate that all forward facing passengers have a 3 point securement (shoulder across the chest and waist) vs. simply having 3 point seats for only the passengers seated against the wall (outbound seats) and aisle passenger being provided a standard lap belt. This was a recent change for 2010 that went into effect for all vehicles under a total gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 10,000 lbs. Over 10,000 lb. GVWR had no seat belt requirement, as even a standard lap belt was considered optional.
eTrans School Bus
Davey Coach Inc. is the exclusive dealer for the first electric school bus that will have an aerodynamic design, 42 passenger capacity, and 120kw induction motor allowing it to reach speeds up to 50 mph. The eTrans will have a trip range of approximately 100 to 130 miles per charge from its lithium-ion batteries, depending on load and driving conditions. The bus will take 6 to 8 hours to recharge with the ability to recharge virtually anywhere with its onboard recharging system. The eTrans will have a small auxiliary power unit fueled by compressed natural gas or propane that will power the vehicle's heat and air conditioning systems.