The Safety of Thomas Built Buses for Your Child Care Transportation

Transporting little passengers is a BIG job.

That’s why Thomas child care buses are built to the same legendary standards as their school buses. They meet all of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and are designed to help you maneuver through whatever conditions come your way. The difference? No yellow paint, stop lights, or stop arms. Whether you’re transporting 14 or 81 children, a durable, dependable, comfortable Thomas bus makes your big job a whole lot easier—and safer.

Built to Fit Your Child Care Needs

Child care can provide a wide range of services, from early education to after-school activities. With so many functions, every child care facility has a unique set of transportation needs. We offer several Thomas Built models with options to fit every need. From the 14-passenger MyBus DRW to the 81-passenger Saf-T-Liner C2, we can help you reach your destinations safely and comfortably. Available options include rear-view backup camera, bookracks, and even a wheelchair lift. At Carolina Thomas, we can partner with you to find the perfect bus to fit your budget and keep you on the road for years to come.

Customized for Your Needs

Carolina Thomas is your one-stop-shop for all your vehicle paint and graphics needs. From simple paint repair to complete vehicle graphic wraps – and everything else in between – we offer a full range of services to meet your specific refinish needs. We also know your business has unique demands for its child care buses, and at Carolina Thomas, we can get you into the ideal bus for your needs.

Service & Parts

Once you have found the child care bus to fit your needs, it’s important to keep it running with the right care. The knowledgeable and experienced technicians in our service department are certified to provide superior regular maintenance and repairs to keep your bus on the road. Our parts staff has over 150 years of combined experience to get you the right parts, quickly and affordably. We also include limited warranty protection for all aftermarket parts sold directly by our parts department.

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Financing Options

At Carolina Thomas, we know the importance of customized financing solutions, and we are dedicated to providing the options you need. With several financial services available, our bus financing staff can work with your organization to find the right budgetary fit through a custom lease or finance program. Through flexible terms, a simple application process and best-in-class customer service, we can get you the bus you need today.


When things don’t go as planned, a warranty can give you peace of mind. At Carolina Thomas, all of our new vehicles come with a limited warranty covering defects in material and/or workmanship, which we will repair free of charge within the warranty period. For extended protection, we also offer custom extended warranty options to help protect you down the road.

Ready to Find the Right Bus for Your School?

We are dedicated to providing top-of-the-line service and buses that you are looking for. Whatever your needs may be, we are here to help. We invite you to contact us online for additional information or give us a call at (800) 440-3492. We look forward to partnering with you!

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