Badger Bus Receives New Ford Fleet with Freedman Caregiver Seats


John-Paul Paonessa
Marketing Manager
Freedman Seating Company

Badger Bus Receives New Ford Fleet with Freedman Caregiver Seats

Best Bus Sales Delivered Six High Roof Transit Vans Customized by Prime-Time Specialty Vehicles

Madison, WI – On Monday, Best Bus Sales delivered six high roof Ford transit vans to Badger Bus Lines, Inc., a family owned and operated motorcoach operator, line run provider, school bus fleet operator, para-transit and tour operator. Badger Bus operates one of the largest and most modern fleets in the Midwest, which now includes new vans equipped with a combination of GO-ES and Caregiver seats by Freedman Seating.

The Freedman GO-ES (external seatbelt) seat is designed for flexibility to accommodate passengers’ growing needs. Designed for easy customization, the GO-ES Seat is shipped “option ready” with the ability quickly add accessories in the field. It is available as a foldaway and SplitFlip to accommodate varying combinations for added aisle space, strollers, shopping carts and much more.

The newly upgraded Caregiver seat is designed for a comfortable, safe ride for both children and guardians. 3PT seatbelts have been added for adults, while the ICS is available for children from 22-51 lbs. and the ICS-10 to accommodate children up to 10-years-old, 22-78 lbs. A tapered back provides unrestricted viewing for drivers, and best of all, the shoulder belts can be adjusted in seconds without taking the seat apart, avoiding clumsy operations.

Badger Bus will use the new vans for special education and pre-k routes, making the Caregiver seat a perfect fit for passengers of all ages. “The new seats allow the flexibility to use these vehicles in all of our different contracts,” said John Meier, President, Badger Bus.

An additional 16 Glaval Universal buses with Caregiver seats are scheduled to be delivered in August.

Freedman Seating Company
Freedman Seating is a seat manufacturer in Chicago, IL; designing, engineering, and manufacturing seat related products for many different markets, including small bus, mid-size coach, heavy-duty transit, rail, marine, delivery truck, and para-transit. Freedman Seating is a ISO 9001 registered company with an on-site A2LA Accredited Mechanical Testing Lab.

Best Bus Sales
For more than 35 years, (Illinois Bus and Van Sales) has been the preferred dealer for bus and van sales for businesses throughout the midwest and across the nation. offers comprehensive vehicle solutions including: Extensive inventory of buses for sale including new and used buses for sale; new and used vans for sale; On-site mechanical repair and body work, including extensive parts inventory; On-site vehicle graphic design and application which includes completely graphics-wrapped vehicles; National Accounts program; Fleet Management service and support; and Rental vehicles.

Prime-Time Specialty Vehicles
Prime-Time Specialty Vehicles is one of the leading manufacturers of Full-Size Van Conversions, Shuttle Buses, Mobility Vans, Medical Transport Vans, and Specialty Van Conversions in the industry today. We build new and used mobility vans, limousines, luxury vehicles, and medical transit units. We have three different vehicle products, which are called: Avenger Series, Med-Transit, and Premier Shuttle.

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