Badger Bus Receives New Glaval Fleet with Freedman Caregiver Seats

AUGUST 31, 2016


John-Paul Paonessa
Marketing Manager
Freedman Seating Company

Badger Bus Receives New Glaval Fleet with Freedman Caregiver Seats
Best Bus Sales Delivered 16 Universal Buses by Glaval Bus, a Division of Forest River, Inc.

Madison, WI – Last week, Best Bus Sales delivered 16 Glaval Universal buses 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 and buses equipped with the Caregiver line of seats by Freedman Seating.

When it comes to meeting tough requirements for performance, reliability and passenger comfort, Glaval’s Universal bus addresses all your concerns, whatever your transportation needs! Up to 25 passengers can travel in solid, quiet comfort with an interior styled to meet your specific application requirements. Steel-Safe construction wraps passengers in strength and comfort. The Universal is designed to accommodate a variety of applications without sacrificing quality. With many standard features and hundreds of options, you can have the rugged durability of an all-steel bus at an affordable price. Glaval Bus is the first bus manufacturer to test the Freedman Caregiver seat.

The newly upgraded Caregiver line of seats 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 buses 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.

Best Bus Sales previously delivered six high roof Ford Transit vans customized by Prime-Time Specialty Vehicles last June.



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.

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