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Vehicle Configuration and Cargo Body

For crash reporting purposes, any vehicle designed to transport 9 or more persons including the driver is considered a "bus" when recorded in the FMCSA SAFETYNET database. In SAFETYNET, buses are recorded identically in both Vehicle Configuration and Cargo Body Type. Based upon a division by seating capacity, buses fit into one of two categories.

  1. Bus (seats for 9-15 people, including driver)
  2. Bus (seats for 16 or more people, including driver)
School Bus - more than 15 Transit  Bus - more than 15
School Bus - (16+)
City Tansit Bus - (16+)
Limousine - 9 or more Tour Van - 9 or more
10 passenger Limo
12 passenger Tour Van