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How long has Kobussen Buses, Ltd. been in business?
We have been in business since 1938 as School Buses and then added Motorcoaches in 1983.

What is Kobussen Buses, Ltd. (DOT) Department of Transportation rating?
With the DOT (Department of Transportation) we have consistently earned a “satisfactory” which is the highest rating available since 1966. Under the DOD (Department of Defense) which is a stricter rating — required every 18-24 months — they have validated our safety standings since 1983. Granting us the ability to move troops throughout the country.

Does Kobussen Buses, Ltd. have a certificate of insurance?
Yes, our Safety page explains we have certificates that show proof of insurance and effective policy dates available for clients who order. Current accepted levels of insurance are $5 million for combined single-limit liability (CSLL).

What are Kobussen Buses, Ltd. procedures for on-the-road emergencies?
We have Kobussen maintenance staff on call 24/7 to handle any emergencies. We also have the membership with Trailways giving us access 24-7 to other Coach companies throughout the United States and Canada for taking over a trip with drivers, coach or both — if need be — or to give a location area referral for a minor repair issue.

Are the company and vehicles available for inspection?
Yes, you are welcome to come out to the corporate offices to inspect the Motorcoaches, Hospitality Coaches, School Buses, Transit Vans, offices, or garage facilities before signing any contracts.

What is the average age of the vehicles?
Generally, the newer the Motorcoach the fewer the breakdowns. Kobussen Buses, Ltd. is proud to announce the recent additions to our fleet with an average of 4-5 years old. We also do proactive preventative maintenance on the fleet to prevent problems that are unnecessary — keeping the fleet running for our clients.

Are video-equipped Motorcoaches available?
All Large to Midsize coaches now have DVD, but only some still have VHS, none are Blu-Ray compatible. WI-FI and 110v outlets is available on some of the large coaches. Please let us know your needs.

Does Kobussen Buses, Ltd. have a drug screening program in place?
Yes, we strongly enforce a drug-free workplace. All drivers are subject to the DOT (Department of Transportation) & FTA (Federal Transit Administration) random drug test requests and we comply immediately.

Can Kobussen Buses, Ltd. supply a list of qualified drivers?
All of our Motorcoach and School Bus drivers have passed all tests and have documentation of their CDL (Commercial Drivers License) and DOT (Department of Transportation) physical exams.

How can you assure us that our driver is authorized to work in the United States?
We do thorough background checks and each driver is engaged with on-going training both with the safety director and supervisors. We also hire our Motorcoach drivers from within the company — by first proving their proficiency with handling people and equipment in the Transit or School Bus departments before they are approached about working in the Motorcoach area.

How far does Kobussen Buses, Ltd. travel?
We go anywhere in the United States and Canada — except Hawaii.

Is Kobussen Buses, Ltd. a full-service company?
Yes, we provide our own maintenance facilities, drivers and vehicles — which are equipped for clients with special needs.

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