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Thanksgiving Hours

Thanksgiving Hours 2018 - Accounting Outside The Box

So that our staff can enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with their families and friends, we will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th. We will reopen for regular business hours on Monday, November 29th. From all of us here at North Central Bus & Equipment, we wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving. We are incredibly thankful for all of the great customers we have, and we look forward to many more years!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Updated COVID-19 Response

 

 

To Our Valued North Central Bus & Equipment, Inc. Customer / Partner:

North Central Bus & Equipment, Inc. is committed to keeping YOU on the road, and being here to support our customers during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our normal business hours will remain in effect, which are:

Parts Department:                                     Monday – Friday                  7:00am – 5:00pm

Service Department:                               Monday – Friday                  8:00am – 4:30pm

Bus Sales Department:                          Monday – Friday                    7:30am – 5:00pm

Some of our Bus Sales Representatives continue to work remotely more frequently, therefore, may not always be in the office. For that reason, and to ensure the safety and health of our staff and customers, we are highly recommending that you making an appointment with our Bus Sales team prior to coming in; especially for used bus purchases.

As part of our commitment to maintaining a safe environment, North Central Bus & Equipment, Inc. is in compliance with all COVID-19 mandated safety measures. Our Saint Cloud Facility is no longer using a controlled access entry system, however, we continue to monitor the people in our building to keep our staff and customers healthy and safe. As always, we are actively practicing and enforcing social distancing wherever possible, masks are encouraged, and all staff and guests are monitored for symptoms. In addition, we continue to ask our customers and our staff members to stay home when they are feeling unwell. If our staff are unwell and have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, they are tested before returning.

In addition to the above guidelines, we are proactively sanitizing our buildings on a regular basis with the fogging system from our sister company, Cloud Disinfect-It. We are confident that this is the best cleaning system to provide protection in our buildings and vehicles against the COVID-19 virus. The leadership of North Central Bus & Equipment, Inc. will continue active and ongoing monitoring, necessary contingency planning around any further relevant COVID-19 developments in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local health guidelines.

We remain ready and available to respond to your needs by phone, webinar, videoconferencing, email, and in person at our facilities. We continue to take, manage, and fulfill orders every day. Thank you for your continued cooperation and support; we at North Central Bus & Equipment, Inc. remain dedicated to our essential role during this time of global crisis. Please do not hesitate to contact any of us with any follow-up questions or concerns.

Regards,

 

Paul Gauerke

General Manager

Cell: 320-292-0988

Email: paulg@northcentralinc.com

Roush CleanTech Propane Fuel System Thermal Testing

The ROUSH CleanTech team recently made the trip to Duluth, Minnesota to highlight the differences between diesel and propane buses during winter time operations. Temperatures during these tests ranged between -13 degrees to -18 degrees, with wind chills around -30 degrees. The goal for the cold weather test was to compare a diesel and propane bus in starting procedures and cabin temperatures at various points. To view the results of the tests, check out this video!

Godzilla Is HERE!

The all new Ford “Godzilla” 7.3L V8 Premium Gasoline Engine is NOW AVAILABLE in both School Bus and Commercial Bus products sold by North Central Bus & Equipment! The new engine, combined with the proven Ford TorqShift 6-Speed Automatic Transmission, provide more power and torque, improved durability and maintenance! Here’s just a few of the highlights of the Godzilla:

  • All new heads with port fuel injection offer simpler maintenance and air flow
  • Cooling jets improve piston durability and combustion efficiency
  • All new cast iron block with four bolt and cross bolted main bearings provide maximum strength and stiffness in the bottom end for maximum durability
  • Variable displacement oil pump provides more oil when needed or reduced parasitic losses under light loads
  • In-block cam reduces engine height and width
  • Variable cam timing improves engine efficiency
  • Forged steel crankshaft offers strength and durability

*Data above provided by Ford Media Center

Contact your Salesperson today for more information!

877-485-9595

COVID-19 Pandemic Response Update

 

 

To Our Valued North Central Bus & Equipment, Inc. Customer / Partner:

North Central Bus & Equipment, Inc. is committed to keeping YOU on the road, and being here to support our customers during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our normal business hours will remain in effect, which are:

Parts Department:                                     Monday – Friday                  7:00am – 5:00pm

Service Department:                               Monday – Friday                  8:00am – 4:30pm

Bus Sales Department:                          Monday – Friday                    7:30am – 5:00pm

Some of our Bus Sales Representatives are working remotely, therefore, may not always be in the office. For that reason, and to ensure the safety and health of our staff and customers, we are highly recommending that you making an appointment with our Bus Sales team prior to coming in; especially for used bus purchases.

As part of our commitment to maintaining a safe environment, North Central Bus & Equipment, Inc. is in compliance with all COVID-19 mandated safety measures. If you visit that our facilities, you will notice that we are now using a controlled access entry so that we can monitor the people in our building to keep our staff and customers healthy and safe. We are actively practicing and enforcing social distancing wherever possible, masks are required, and all staff and guests are monitored for symptoms.

In addition to the above guidelines, we are proactively sanitizing our buildings on a regular basis with the patented Electrostatically Hydrogen Peroxide fogging system from our sister company, Cloud Disinfect-It. Through extensive research, we are confident that this is the best cleaning system to provide protection in our buildings and vehicles against the COVID-19 virus.

The leadership of North Central Bus & Equipment, Inc. will continue active and ongoing monitoring, necessary contingency planning around any further relevant COVID-19 developments in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local health guidelines.

We remain ready and available to respond to your needs by phone, webinar, videoconferencing, email, and in person at our facilities. We continue to take, manage, and fulfill orders every day.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and support; we at North Central Bus & Equipment, Inc. remain dedicated to our essential role during this time of global crisis. Please do not hesitate to contact any of us with any follow-up questions or concerns.

Regards,

 

Paul Gauerke

General Manager

Cell: 320-292-0988

Email: paulg@northcentralinc.com

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COVID-19 Mask Mandate Update

WE ARE OPEN OUR NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS!

Per the Governor’s Executive Order 20-81 requiring masks to be worn in all indoor public spaces, we are switching to a controlled entry system to control the traffic throughout our building. What this means for you, our customers, is that our doors will remain locked but our team members are here normal business hours to assist you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note the different entrances for Bus Sales, and for Parts / Service. The driveway on the south side of the office area is for BUS SALES. The driveway on the north side of the office area is for PARTS AND SERVICE. Human Resources can be accessed from either entrance.

We are also HIGHLY ENCOURAGING our customers to call and make appointments for Bus Sales, especially Used Bus Sales. This helps make sure that our staff is ready to assist you, and that we can continue to control the traffic throughout our building and facilities to keep everyone safe!

We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we attempt to navigate our new, hopefully temporary, “normal”. We hope all of you stay safe, be well, and wash your hands!

January-February 2020 Parts Specials

Give our Parts Department a call at 877-485-9566 to place an order or with questions!

*HURRY* Prices good until February 28th, 2020!