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Corbeil

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Buses

Corbeil
Vehicle Marque

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Official Site: CorbeilBus.com
Wikipedia: Corbeil Bus Corporation
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A brand of buses. Originally founded as Les Enterprises Michel Corbeil in 1985 and based in St-Lin-Laurentides, Quebec, Canada. It became Corbeil Bus Corporation in 2007 and its headquarters was moved to Hutchinson, Kansas, United States when the company was purchased by another bus manufacturer.

Vehicle names used by Corbeil currently and throughout history include:  DE, DH, SH, and SL.


History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Corbeil Bus Corporation page on 22 April 2021, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Corbeil is a defunct trade name that has been used in bus manufacturing. From 1936 to 1975, J.H. Corbeil was a manufacturer of bus bodies; Les Enterprises Michel Corbeil was a body manufacturer that specialized primarily in school buses, opened from 1985 to 2007. In 2007, the company was acquired out of bankruptcy by Collins Industries and renamed Corbeil Bus Corporation. Serving as the Canadian equivalent of Collins Bus Corporation, manufacturing was shifted from Quebec to Hutchinson, Kansas.

Prior to its 2007 shift to Kansas, Corbeil manufacturing was located in Saint-Lin–Laurentides, Quebec, Canada.

Following the 2013 discontinuation of manufacturer Mid Bus, Collins ended the use of the Corbeil name after 2015 in favor of using its namesake brand on its vehicles across North America.

2007-2016: Corbeil Bus Corporation

In late 2007, Les Enterprises Michel Corbeil was acquired by Collins Bus Corporation, with Collins purchasing the assets, designs, naming rights and warranties of Corbeil. In a major change, Corbeil transitioned from a stand-alone manufacturer to a regional product line of Collins Bus Corporation, consolidating headquarters from Quebec to the Hutchinson, Kansas facility of Collins. The parent company of Mid Bus, in 2007, Collins consolidated production of all three bus product ranges in its Kansas facility, with the first American-produced Corbeils assembled before 2008. As the company restarted bus production, Corbeil offered the Collins Bantam product line under the Corbeil Quantum nomenclature.

To minimize internal competition, Collins marketed itself, Mid Bus, and Corbeil in different regions of North America. As before, Corbeil production was marketed primarily in Canada (Quebec and Ontario) and New England. In 2012, the Quantum naming scheme was retired as Collins introduced the NexBus bodyshell for all three of its brands (shifting towards a naming scheme naming buses by function).

During the 2010s, Collins has consolidated from three vehicle brands to one. In 2013, Mid Bus (the final remaining entity of the bus manufacturer Superior) was withdrawn. In 2016, Collins ended the use of the Corbeil brand in Canada in favor of using the Collins brand across North America.

Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
2 February 2005Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 131: School Bus Pedestrian Safety Devices
2004 Corbeil 30 Passenger School Bus
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1.2MB - 26 pages
14 March 2005Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 111: School Bus Rearview Mirrors
2004 Corbeil 30 Passenger School Bus
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2.6MB - 43 pages
13 June 2005Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 217: School Bus Emergency Exits and Window Retention and Release
2004 Corbeil 30 Passenger School Bus
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2.7MB - 42 pages
6 July 2005Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 301S: Fuel System Integrity - School Buses
2004 Corbeil 30 Passenger School Bus
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 4.4MB - 38 pages
19 July 2005Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 120: Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles Other than Passenger Cars
2004 Corbeil 30 Passenger School Bus
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2.6MB - 34 pages
22 August 2005Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 221: School Bus Body Joint Strength
2004 Corbeil 30 Passenger School Bus
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 3.0MB - 58 pages
30 August 2005Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 222: School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection
2004 Corbeil 30 Passenger School Bus
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 8.9MB - 143 pages
28 November 2006Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 111: School Bus Rearview Mirrors
2006 Corbeil School Bus
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 3.2MB - 47 pages
28 November 2006Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 131: School Bus Pedestrian Safety Devices
2006 Corbeil School Bus
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1.3MB - 27 pages
16 April 2007Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 222: School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection
2006 Corbeil School Bus
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 5.6MB - 104 pages
26 April 2007Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 217: School Bus Emergency Exits and Window Retention and Release
2006 Corbeil School Bus
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2.6MB - 43 pages
2 May 2007Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 301: Fuel System Integrity
2006 Corbeil School Bus
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 5.6MB - 58 pages
27 June 2007Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 110: Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kg or less
2006 Corbeil School Bus
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2.8MB - 40 pages
16 August 2007Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 220: School Bus Rollover Protection
2006 Corbeil School Bus
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 3.5MB - 45 pages


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