If you are involved in a group or organisation that is planning a trip to an event or venue, then you will need to look at different ways to transport the group in a safe and cost-effective manner. One of the most popular modes of group transport is with a bus chartered through a local bus charter services company. They can offer a wide range of vehicles and pricing from the most basic school bus to a luxurious sleeper style bus that provides the passengers with everything from shower facilities to roll out beds for those long-distance jaunts. Another interesting use for a vehicle secured through a bus charter service is for groups who want to have a travelling party on their way to a sporting event or to see a famous singer or band. The bus charter service will provide the driver while you will be responsible for procuring the drinks and food for the party on wheels. Minibuses are another mode of group transport. These buses are generally designed to hold a smaller group of 12 to 15. They are fairly light duty and very reasonably priced. This type of bus is one of the more popular vehicles among bus charter service providers as they are easy to maintain and don’t require any special driving skills to operate. While the larger motor coaches generate more revenue on a per day basis, they are harder to schedule and tend to spend a lot of time in the garage when the economy is not performing well. When you are looking for a bus charter service provider it is important to look at their safety record and to take special note of the maintenance of the vehicles. Clean vehicles with good tires on them are a good indication of a safe and well-maintained bus.