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Des Moines, Iowa

Known for its enthralling rolling plains, cornfields, and quintessential American culture, Iowa should be at the top of everyone's travel wish list. One of our favorite Iowa treks is the Great River Road and its countless nature preserves and Native American settlements along the Mississippi River. The Loess Hills National Scenic Byway is a close second, with tons of wineries and breweries in the region to enjoy.

Some of Iowa's most popular attractions include Arnolds Park Amusement Park, Lake Okoboji, the High Trestle Trail, and the Driftless Area Scenic Byway. Its state capital, Des Moines, is also an underrated tourist attraction. It is home to a hearty downtown Farmer's Market and the Iowa State Fairgrounds, one of the nation's most significant summer fairground events.

If you are looking to travel to Iowa as a mobile health clinic operator, tour operator, or any service transporting large groups, then TESCO can help. Keep reading to learn more about TESCO and its massive inventory of new and used buses, shuttles, and mobile health clinics.

Iowa Support Team

TESCO has Sales Reps placed strategically throughout the state which helps get you a hard-working, friendly, and knowledgeable sales rep to help with shuttle bus sales. Check out our Sales Support section below to find the contact information for the sales rep in your designated area!

New Bus Representative

Jeff Scharff

Jeff Scharff

Used Bus Representative

Bryan McDougle

Bryan McDougle

Finance Representative

Dewey Miller

Dewey Miller

Bus Parts Representative

Chris Luther

Chris Luther

Customer Service Representative

Josh Wise

Josh Wise

Quick Facts

  • Iowa is the largest producer of corn in the United States
  • Le Mars, Iowa, is known as the "Ice Cream Capital of the World."
  • Iowa has the highest literacy rate in the country
  • Famous people from Iowa include Ashton Kutcher, John Wayne, Elijah Wood, and Johnny Carson
  • Bordering Iowa is Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota
  • Iowa is the 3rd most populous state in the country
  • Des Moines is the capital of Iowa
  • Iowa's nickname is the "Hawkeye State," thanks to The Last of the Mohicans' characters Hawk-eye.
  • Other Iowa nicknames include the "Tall Corn State" and "Land Where the Tall Corn Grows."

Which TESCO Vehicles Come Recommended for Iowa Residents?

Garage Operators. Are you a parking garage operator in Iowa? TESCO has a massive fleet of Ford Transit vans in parking, executive, and ambulette-style configurations. Floor plans are diverse, customizable seating (perimeter or forward facing style) with lush amenities like simulated wooden flooring and leather seating. In addition, Abilitrax’s"Smart Floor" flooring can be set up in 1000+ seating configurations, maximizing passenger comfort.

For more information on our parking shuttles, visit TESCO - Ford Transit Parking Shuttles.

Church Goers. With a sizable church-going community in Iowa, TESCO is proud to offer churches and its affiliates church bus inventory suitable for up to 40 passengers. Our smaller church buses are based on Ford E350 and E450 or Chevrolet 3500 and 4500 chassis' and do not require a Commercial Driver License (CDL).

Another benefit of TESCO's church buses is that they can operate as childcare vehicles. Also known as multi-function school activity buses (MFSAB) work similarly to school buses without instantly identifiable yellow color, pull-out stop signs, and markings. Amenities include spacious overhead/rear luggage space and specialized seat fabrics.

Visit TESCO - Church Buses for Sale to view our church bus inventory.

Benefits of TESCO New and Used Buses

Full Graphic Design Services. Bring your company's brand to life with basic graphic, partial, or full wraps for your vehicle. Graphic design can incorporate your company logo, name, phone number, slogan, website, and other identifying information on vehicle siding. One of our friendly sales or customer service representatives will be glad to walk you through the process, including all artwork requirements and file types needed.

For more information on TESCO's graphic design services, visit TESCO - Bus Graphic Design Packages.

Bus Assistance and Bus Support. As a full bus service provider, TESCO goes way beyond distribution vehicles. When you decide to purchase from TESCO, you benefit from a large stock inventory, nationwide service assistance, leasing/financing options, and an in-house graphic design team to brand your vehicle to exact specifications.

Our full bus services extend to individuals, grant-receiving organizations, large corporations, and state or federal government subsidiaries.

For more information on TESCO's advantages, visit TESCO - Bus Assistance and Bus Support.

Established Clientele. As one of the largest bus distributors in the country, we are proud to have been awarded contracts from government subsidiaries and regional transit associations for medium-duty and light-duty (small) buses.

Some of our contracts come from the following organizations:

  • Ohio Department of Transportation Cooperative Purchasing Program
  • Michigan Department of Transportation Contract for Medium and Light Duty Buses
  • Wisconsin Department of Transportation Human Service Vehicle (HSV)
  • United States Government General Services Administration (GSA) Contract
  • Georgia Department of Administrative Services (DOAS)
  • Kentucky Public Transit Association

To learn more about TESCO's contracts, visit TESCO - Contracts or call one of our sales representatives at (800) 227-3572.

Nationwide Bus Service Centers. Whether a used 15-passenger bus for sale or used passenger vans for sale, our nationwide bus service centers are ready to offer repairs. Repairs can be as simple as a tune-up to replacement of your bus' most important components. In Iowa, we have service centers in Carroll, Boone, Story City, Denison, Marshall Town, Fort Dodge, and many more.

To view the closest service centers in your area, visit TESCO - Nationwide Bus Service Centers.


In business since 1968, TESCO has been one of the largest commercial bus distributors in the country. It has a massive inventory of new and used shuttles, vans, and buses. It is supported by nationwide service centers, an in-house graphic design team, and an OEM/third-party vehicle parts warehouse.

One significant TESCO advantage over other bus distributors is our leasing and finance options. Through TESCO Transportation LLC or one of our financing/leasing partners, consumers can secure 100% financing and increase purchase power despite potentially having little cash/credit. Speak with one of our leasing representatives and learn about four flexible end-of-lease options, with the option to return, extend, or purchase outright.

To learn more about TESCO's products and services, contact us at (800) 227-3572 or complete our TESCO - Info Request Form. One of our service representatives will be glad to walk you through selecting and purchasing a vehicle for yourself or your organization.