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“It’s quite simple. Taking a systematic approach to understanding how drivers interact with a vehicle allowed our team to build a bus that makes it easier for bus drivers to do their jobs.”

Lenora Hardee
IC Bus Chief Technology Engineer

Research resulting in comfort.

When designing buses, our goal is to create a vehicle that appeals to drivers. As such, our team focuses heavily on how drivers use their buses, day-to-day. We create bus designs to support their activities and tasks. And during the design process, we take actual driver measurements to help maximize driver comfort and minimize fatigue. We also modify our bus designs repeatedly to ensure the end product is ergonomically friendly.

Experience DriverFirst for yourself.

Accessible storage
Left-hand switch panel
Standard steering wheel controls
Ergonomic optimization
Driver visibility
Driver accommodation
Driver seat options
BTI Seating

Driver Visibility

  • No center post to obstruct the driver’s view
  • 3-piece windshield reduces damage repair costs and provides a clear view of side mirrors, unlike traditional A-Pillar design
  • Overlapping wipers clear more windshield surface area

Driver Accommodation

Tilt/Telescoping wheel (optional) for customization and increased maneuverability

Driver seat options

  • Static Seat with vertical adjustment
  • Mechanical Seat for additional movement from hip to knee
  • Air Suspension Seat w/heated option
  • Premium Air Suspension Seat with triple-chamber and lumbar adjustments, recline, and heated option
  • Dual Shock Air Suspension Seat to damper extreme and residual bounce, with heated option


  • The widest door in the industry for ease of entry and exit
  • Uniform steps with consistent spacing and optimal driver alignment
  • Aluminum door construction to minimize corrosion

BTI Seating

  • Best-in-class serviceability
  • Maximum configurability
  • Improved aesthetics
  • Lower weight
Ashley Scurlock

Ashley Scurlock

IC Bus Account Manager - 2019 Pursuit of Excellence Award Winner

Mobile: (615) 598-3572
Fax: (615) 844-5326
1901 Lebanon Pike
Nashville, TN 37210


333 Plus Park Blvd
Nashville, TN 37217

(615) 256-4633

Jacksonville, FL

1881 Pickettville Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32220

(904) 783-9822

Nashville, TN

1901 Lebanon Pike,
Nashville, TN 37210

(615) 829-7800

Daytona Beach, FL

739 Fentress Blvd,
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

(386) 254-7207

Murfreesboro, TN

295 Butler Dr,
Murfreesboro, TN 37127

(615) 427-4600

Lebanon, TN

980 Leeville Rd
Lebanon, TN 37090

(615) 994-3115

Ocala, FL

5221 Highway 40 West
Ocala, FL 34482

(352) 732-8151

Orlando, FL

2110 S. Division Ave
Orlando, FL 32805

(407) 849-6440

Nashville Idealease

1901 Lebanon Pike,
Nashville, TN 37210

(615) 367-9453

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4900 N. Orange Blossom Trl, Orlando, FL 32810

(407) 295-9777

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