Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Major Vehicle Exchange offers a complementary consultation to operators of Assisted Living Facilities for shuttle bus acquisitions and disposals of vehicles used for residents. Contact Charlie at 516-333-7483 or majorvehicles@gmail.com for more information. Major Vehicle Exchange can be found at www.getanybus.com.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Major Vehicle Exchange Guide To Used Buses

Are you looking for a shuttle bus but can't afford a new one? If the answer is yes, then you should consider buying a used shuttle bus from Major Vehicle Exchange. Purchasing a used bus can be very time consuming because there are many variations in condition, size, construction material, seating number, configurations and options.

Please take a look at Major Vehicle Exchange's guide to used buses below:

Used shuttle buses give both passengers and operators many benefits especially lower cost without sacrificing safety, seating capacity and amenities. When looking at used shuttle buses you should first take these points into consideration. Used shuttle buses are a great way to keep your business costs down, while providing quality transport for your passengers. Try to provide your passengers with a comfortable ride by choosing a shuttle bus with nice features and a clean look. 

Shuttle buses come in many different configurations and are designed for different markets. Many shuttle buses are designed for transportation of seniors and adults, including the handicapped. Some shuttle buses are designed for airport use and are equipped with luggage racks and or luggage compartments, while other shuttle buses are designed strictly for multiple passenger use. Major Vehicle Exchange sells reconditioned used shuttle buses for every occasion, including tour, airport shuttle, church and charter use. We also sell shuttle buses with wheelchair lifts for assisted living facilities and adult senior care organizations.

If you are a commercial operator, the first step in buying a used shuttle bus is to know who your target market is and base your purchase on your budget and seating requirements. An example is airport shuttle buses. These will require luggage racks or separate luggage compartments as well as comfortable seating to ensure passengers and their luggage arrive at their hotel or airport terminal.

If some of your passengers are handicapped, then choose a bus with a wheelchair lift and perhaps a rear door and flip up seats for multiple wheelchair positions to meet their needs, even if occasional. Major Vehicle Exchange has multiple wheelchair accessible shuttle buses in stock, ready for delivery.

A substantial portion of the used shuttle bus business is dedicated to churches with their varying needs and budgets. We offer small non-cdl buses equipped with handicapped lifts intended for senior citizens and the handicapped to larger vehicles of up to 45 passengers intended for social gatherings and retreats.

Reconditioned used shuttle buses (our specialty) are budget-friendly and average 33 to 45% of the cost of new buses.

Choosing between gas or diesel powered shuttle buses is another consideration in the buying process. Diesel buses generally can run for far longer periods than gas powered buses although they come at a higher cost, both at the pump and in purchase price. Gas powered buses tend to be less costly and can be easier to start and drive while producing less noise when operating. 

If you are planning on making a used shuttle bus purchase, take a look at http://www.getanybus.com. Major Vehicle Exchange offers both gas and diesel powered buses, in many configurations to suit your business or personal needs. We pride ourselves in our ability to customize used buses for specific custom applications including conversion to work and recreational use.

We also encourage our prospective client to have the used shuttle buses independently inspected prior to purchase to ensure a safe, reliable bus for many years. Major Vehicle Exchange recommends several independent inspection services that will report directly back to interested buyers.
The cost of these services is nominal and saves the expense of coming to our location while allowing the entire group to view a comprehensive private report.

Friday, March 2, 2012

2004 Chevrolet Express 12 Passenger Used Wheelchair Shuttle Bus with 27K Miles For Sale From Major Vehicle Exchange Used Bus Sales!

27,000 Mile Chevrolet Startrans fiberglass 12 Passenger adult, senior, shuttle , church and ADA mobility bus from Major Vehicle Exchange. Great bus with the economical 5.7L Chevy engine that will cruise comfortably at legal speed limits anywhere all day.

This extra low mileage bus is fully equipped and in excellent all around condition. Perfect for Adult Medical Transport, Senior Day Care, Tours, Assisted Living, Shuttle Service, Church, Airport Runs and much more. Fully reconditioned and detailed!

The automatic transmission shifts smoothly and without hesitation. All other mechanical functions are in excellent working condition. The A/C front and rear blows strong and cool, while front and rear heaters available for the fall season. The tires are in good condition. The coach was just fully detailed with no rust on the fiberglass body. It looks excellent all around as you can see from the photos. The interior is in very good condition. The regular and flip seats are very comfortable with armrests and grab handles. Optional interior and exterior lighting. This bus is very roomy and spacious, guaranteed to provide passengers and drivers with a quiet and comfortable ride.

Features on this Startrans Bus include (Partial Listing): GM 5.7L Motor, 4 Speed Automatic w/Overdrive, Wheelchair lift, AM/FM Cassette 4 Speaker Stereo (P.A. not checked),Stainless Steel Entrance Rails, Exterior Entrance Lights, Dark Tinted T-Slider Windows,Modesty Panels, Dual Batteries, White exterior, Transit Rubber Floor & Aisle, Dual Rear Wheels, Rear Heater and Air Conditioner, DOT Equipment Throughout, Directional Side lights,Tilt Wheel.

Please feel free to call and work out your shipping and travel arrangements with Charlie at (516) 333-7483 or visit www.getanybus.com

Major Vehicle Exchange offers over 25 reconditioned used buses for sale with shipping arrangements all over the United States and Canada. Please ask about custom seating modifications.

We hope you are our next satisfied buyer.

Mission Statement

Our specialty is the sale of reconditioned and certified used shuttle buses, commuter buses, coach buses, transit and paratransit buses and mobility buses to churches, tour and shuttle operators, schools, teams, resorts, assisted living facilities and adult senior care organizations throughout the United States and Canada. Many of our vehicles are converted into RV’s, band buses, mobile showrooms and a variety of other business and handicap uses.

Our inventory includes shuttle buses, church buses, tour buses, used buses, limo buses, charter buses and ADA adult mobility vehicles with gas and diesel engines. We are always looking for good used buses. If your group or organization needs to make a change or disposal, we are happy to discuss trade-ins under 10 years old. Please complete the Sell Your Bus form under the button at the top of the page.

As an established automotive dealer incorporated in 1985, we have developed the resources to be the premier dealer of reconditioned minibuses and shuttle buses in the United States. Each vehicle is thoroughly road tested and checked for mechanical and appearance defects and with mechanical repairs performed by Department of Transportation certified technicians.

We offer low financing and leasing rates for qualified applicants. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff, fast delivery and flexible terms will benefit a wide variety of customers. We offer delivery services for all our coach, tour and shuttle buses and our network of financing sources provide for the most options available in the industry today.

Mission Statement:

To be the finest bus sales company in the United States and Canada as measured by our shuttle bus customers including church, school, and tour bus operators, as well as other used bus dealers. We commit ourselves to superior service, innovation and integrity in every undertaking.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Movie & Television Production Transportation Options

Major Vehicle Exchange is a premier used shuttle bus dealer on the East Coast.
We have a large inventory of shuttle buses and small coaches for any occasion.

We believe we are have one of the largest selections of reconditioned shuttle buses for Television and Movie Production companies on the East Coast of The United States.

Major Vehicle Exchange can arrange a small coach or shuttle bus for either short or long term rentals or sales.

We have a large inventory of used and reconditioned transportation vehicles to suit any movie or television production companies requirements.

Please call us at (516) 333 - 7483 to discuss your requirements or visit our Website.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Shuttle Bus Conversions

Used shuttle buses from Major Vehicle Exchange offer many advantages over regular RV's. Converting a shuttle bus to suit your requirements can save you time and money. Parts are readily available for all the major brands, and are easy to source and purchase through local shuttle bus part suppliers, RV dealers, and regular do-it-yourself department stores. Catalogues are available to locate the correct parts, and shipping will save you time and money.

Bus Conversions do offer certain challenges for the uninitiated. There are two issues to consider before you start: 1) The underlying platform and its adaptability and 2) The type, quality and sensibility of the conversion you plan to undertake.

If you are considering the purchase of a bus for conversion, I highly recommend you work with a professional in accessing your needs, finding the right bus, and checking it out. There is more to it that purchasing the bus, buying the parts and screwing everything together.

Find someone in the bus business that has a shop that has done a project such as the one you are planning. You need the help and advice of a professional salesman, bus dealer or broker. It may take you a little time and patience, but an ethical dealer will usually be accommodating, especially if he has a bus on hand that can be adapted for your needs. They have purchased the buses wholesale, can mark them up for a fair profit, and still offer them to you retail for less than you might find on the street.

Bus Conversions are a great choice from an investment perspective. A well built and maintained bus conversion coach does not depreciate much if any after its 10th year. This is due to the prices for new ones being so extravagantly high. Buy a 5 year old conversion, use it for 5 years, and you will probably be able to sell it for what you paid for it.

Bus to RV Conversions advantages include: body, chassis, engines, and transmissions that are designed and built to last for years and use standardized parts. In addition, you have the pleasure of putting your thoughts and craftsmanship into the project which provides the "pride of authorship" missing from so much in our lives today.

Many bus conversions are sturdy and need little maintenance due to aluminum or fiberglass skins.

Conversions are solid, safe on the highway for the driver and occupants, relatively quiet, offer a smooth comfortable ride especially when suspensions are Mor Ryde adapted or have air-ride suspension, do not get blown around in bad weather due to dual rear wheels, and are the best cold-weather vehicles to travel in because they start out with full insulation and front and rear heaters and air conditioners. Note: this does not apply to school buses! Buses conversions can include a dog grooming bus, executive transport bus, band bus, family bus, party bus, and more!

Parts for the major brands are available for many years from licensed dealers, bus supply houses and eBay. More obscure brands and those made in foreign countries, and models only produced one or two years should be avoided.

Bus to RV Conversions disadvantages include: easy to underestimate the total costs for conversion, design errors and incorrect power plant choice. See Conversion Bus Issues for more detail. Huge, heavy, scary for some to drive, steer and backup. Parts and service can usually only be obtained from big bus & truck repair shops which may be difficult to locate. Parts for less known brands may be impossible to find at any price.

When it comes to buses which are going to get nothing but heavier and harder to drive as you modify them, (102" wide models) are NOT always better. We recommend 96" wide body buses. Larger buses may give you more room, but remember the wider bus might not be easily maneuverable and will cost more to purchase and maintain. We recommend buses built on a "cutaway" chassis or a manufacturer like International or Freightliner. Weight issues for your new coach should not be ignored, or underestimated. Make sure the converter or shop has a plan for weight distribution and that they followed it. You must test drive your conversion bus before you put it on the road to get a feel for handling, acceleration, fuel mileage, steering, braking and overall safety.

Visit our website at www.getanybus.com to view our large inventory or call Charles Kaufman at 516-333-7483 to discuss more about bus to RV conversions.