C2 bus front viewPassenger Capacity
Up to 54

158″, 179″, 199″, 219″, 238″, 259″, 279″

Up to 33,000 lbs.

Engine Options
Detroit DD5
Cummins® ISB 6.7 L
Cummins ISB 6.7 G
8.0L V-8 LPG with liquid propane injection system

Zonar V3 advanced telematics system

Conventional and Redefined

The Saf-T-Liner® C2 is built with the utmost importance on safety and reliability, keeping in mind that they are transporting thousands of our youngest passengers, back and forth to school each day in New Jersey. With their innovative designs, they have revolutionized the school bus with outstanding maneuverability, state-of-the-art driver ergonomics and the most visibility among all Type C school buses. With H.A. DeHart & Son being New Jersey’s only authorized dealer, you can be sure that support and service will always be there when you need it.

Thomas Built Buses

of New Jersey

H.A. DeHart & Son
A Division of
H.A. DeHart & Son

H.A. DeHart & Son:
311 Crown Point Road
West Deptford, NJ 08086

New Brunswick Location:
19 Home News Row
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Satellite Office:
H.A. DeHart & Son/
TK Chesapeake
36550 Sussex Highway
Delmar, DE 19940

Mon-Fri: 8am – 5pm
Sat & Sun: CLOSED
Open during Snowstorms

Safety Features

You may have noticed that the C2 school bus looks different than other Type C buses. We chose this design, quite simply, because of the outstanding visibility and safety. The windshield provides a panoramic view and, when combined with the low sloping hood, low instrument panel and A-pillar windows, the C2’s visibility footprint is the largest in the type C category. Plus, it offers a number of other features that enhance safety, including:

  • Saf-T-Net construction
    – Side skirt reinforcement
    – Extended roof bows
    – Welded header and rafter system
  • Double-bolted body mounting clips
  • Fuel tank mounted between frame rails
  • One-piece bonded windshield
  • Saf-T-Bond adhesive joints
  • Meets or exceeds all State and Federal Regulations


At Thomas Built Buses, we know that school systems want to get the most out of their transportation budgets. That’s why we build our buses to a higher standard of durability. Thomas Built is pleased to offer a base warranty of three years or 50,000 miles on the Saf-T-Liner C2. This warranty covers the chassis, electrical and manual controls, safety equipment, assemblies and more. Normal wear items are excluded.

Drive-ability / Comfort

  • Up to 55-degree wheel cut (depending on vehicle specifications)
  • Tapered leaf suspension
  • Open driver’s area without obstructions
  • Large overhead driver’s storage compartments
  • Side storage for clipboards and personal objects
  • Adjustable seat belt
  • Interchangeable driver smart switch placement
  • Non-reflective instrument panel
  • LED backlit gauges
  • Automotive-style heating and ventilation controls
  • Automatic entrance door
  • Full height 78″ headroom
  • 33.3″ high windows
  • Saf-T-Vue passenger loading window
  • Low profile aerodynamic hood
  • Low instrument panel

Driver Visibility

  • Saf-T-Vue window provides an additional 500 sq. in. of viewing area
  • Large one piece windshield provides 3,362 sq. in. of visibility with no blind spots
  • Driver’s view instrument panel provides a clear view through steering wheel to all instruments


  • Numbered fault code system for diagnostics
  • Automated light checking system
  • Mechanically fastened warning lights
  • Easy “walk-in access” to engine compartment
  • Passenger windows can be removed with just four screws

Available Options

  • BusWise™ Technologies
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Wheelchair lift
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Adjustable pedals
  • Air suspension driver’s seat
  • Air ride suspension
  • Air disc brakes
  • AM/FM radio/CD/PA with BlueTooth
  • Remote control/heated mirrors
  • Various A/C configurations available along with duct vented dash A/C
  • Various seat options available: bench seat with lap belts, with three-point belts, latch, integrated child seat
  • Child reminder system
  • Crossing arm options
  • Cup holders and clipboard storage
  • LED light packages
  • Engine exhaust brake
  • Acoustical ceiling
  • Luggage compartments
  • Tinted windows
  • Heated driver’s seat

C2 bus driving down a tree lined paved road

Female driver inside the bus at the steering wheel

Closeup of the C2's drivers side controls and steering wheel

Male bus driver at the wheel of a C2 bus

Interior view of drivers wheel and front panel with children walking outside in front of bus

Closeup of C2 windshield