Blue Bird first developed its dedicated chassis for the All American Forward Engine Type D School Bus in 1952. Ever since, they have continued to build on their belief that transporting people demands a chassis specifically designed to do just that.
Accordingly, Blue Bird’s All American Forward Engine chassis boasts high levels of precision, durability, and optimization. They build premium quality into every proprietary Blue Bird feature, and choose supplier components with reliability and purpose in mind to provide outstanding performance and value throughout the full – and exceptionally enduring – Blue Bird bus life cycle.
Understanding that school routes often require navigation around tight turns, Blue Bird has designed the All American Forward Engine chassis utilizing shorter wheelbases per body length than competitive products. This shorter wheelbase combined with their Hendrickson front axle and new, 50º maximum cut steering gear delivers superior maneuverability and handling on difficult routes, reducing the need for backing up to help drivers tackle the roads and traffic ahead of them.