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Mount Rushmore National Memorial

When thinking of the Wild Wild West, the first or second state that comes to mind is South Dakota. It is a natural treasure with expansive wilderness, full of open prairies, massive rock formations, and wildlife refuges that will make your head spin. One of our personal favorite South Dakota destinations is the Black Hills National Forest and its more than 350 miles of blissful trails. Even the staunchest city dweller would fall in love with the place.

Some of South Dakota’s top attractions include Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park, Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and Custer State Park.

TESCO has hundreds of buses for lease or sale if you manage a fleet of churches, schools, health organizations, or any organization serving small or large groups. Keep reading to learn more about TESCO, the types of vehicles we carry, and how we can assist with your organization’s transportation needs.

South Dakota 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

Steve Luce

Steve Luce

Used Bus Representative

Bryan McDougle

Bryan McDougle

Finance Representative

Jim Zsigray

Jim Zsigray

Bus Parts Representative

Chris Luther

Chris Luther

Customer Service Representative

Fred Mahaney

Fred Mahaney

Quick Facts

  • South Dakota is the 19th largest state in the United States
  • The largest city in South Dakota is Sioux Falls
  • The capital of South Dakota is Pierre
  • South Dakota’s state bird is the ring-necked pheasant, and its state flower is the pasque
  • Dakota means “friend” in the Native American Sioux language
  • Mount Rushmore features the faces of Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, and Theodore Roosevelt
  • South Dakota’s nickname is “Mount Rushmore State”
  • The largest city in South Dakota is Sioux Falls
  • South Dakota is bordered by North Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Montana
  • More than three million people visit Mount Rushmore every year

Which TESCO Vehicles Come Recommended for South Dakota Residents?

Sightseeing. Interested in exploring historic South Dakota sites like Mount Rushmore and the Lewis & Clark trail? TESCO has a large inventory of new and used shuttle buses good for anywhere between four to 40+ passengers. We are fans of the 14-passenger 2023 Collins NexBus and the 2015 Champion Ford EF450 shuttle bus, known for its high reliability ratings.

We also have luxury shuttle buses equipped with the latest entertainment and sound systems to make your ride memorable.

To view TESCO’s new shuttle bus inventory, visit TESCO - New Shuttle Buses for Sale

Cost Cutters. Looking for inexpensive used fleet vehicles? TESCO offers a wide range of used shuttle buses for sale, many with less than 20,000 miles on them, such as the 2019 Ford Transit 250 (3 passenger/2 WC), the 2019 Ford Transit 350 (3 passenger/2 WC), and the 2015 Girardin Ford Transit 250 for 14 passengers.

AutoCheck Vehicle History Reports. One of TESCO’s biggest advantages with used vehicle sales is free AutoCheck vehicle history reports offered on most vehicles. AutoCheck provides detailed information on everything you need to know about the car you're buying, including but not limited to the number of past owners, accident records, maintenance records, odometer readings, and open recall reports.

To view our inventory of used shuttle buses and used passenger buses for sale, visit TESCO - Used Buses

Benefits of TESCO New and Used Buses

Bus Help. Are you at a loss with understanding South Dakota-specific bus regulations and commercial inspection requirements? Our State Regulations for Buses pages offer everything you need to know with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration guidance documents.

Parts Warehouse. As a leading transportation equipment sales provider, TESCO has forged relationships with top OEM equipment, bus, and chassis suppliers to bring hard-to-find parts to the market. Our website separates them into three categories: interior, exterior, and components.

Furthermore, TESCO acts as your resource with recommended maintenance schedules by our best service technicians. Rest assured, you would be helped from finding your desired part to install or repair through our nationwide bus service centers.

If you do not see the part you need in stock, call (800) 227-3572 for one of our bus part representatives to assist.

In-House Graphic Design. Let your brand come to life with full visibility on your vehicle’s siding. Our talented in-house graphic designers can produce and install your vehicle's graphics before it arrives at your location. Place your company logo on your bus’ beltway/front/back or go for more immersive options with “partial” and “full” wraps covering nearly every inch of your vehicle.

To learn more about our graphic design services, including accepted file types and supported file transport methods, visit TESCO - Vehicle Graphics

Support Pages. TESCO is ready to help you understand everything you need to know about owning one of our vehicles. We have a comprehensive, frequently asked questions section, warranty procedure documents, recommended maintenance schedules provided by our best technicians, and more.

As a national bus distributor, we take pride in educating our customers, vendors, and service partners on best practices.

See our support pages below:

Does TESCO Offer Vehicle Repair Services?

Yes! If you have an issue with your vehicle, TESCO’s team of nationwide service providers is ready to assist. These issues can involve simple repairs or complete replacements of vital bus parts. We have several service centers in South Dakota, including Rapid City.

To see if we have a service location in your area, visit TESCO - Nationwide Service Centers


Started in 1968 by Marine Corp veteran Noel Graham and brother Bud Graham, TESCO began as a small family-owned local school bus dealership in the northwest Ohio area before gradually expanding its product line, services, and territory.

Today, TESCO is one of the leading new buses and used bus for sale distributors in the country, offering inventory from leading bus brands such as Starcraft Bus, Glaval Bus, Elkhart Coach, Forest River Bus, New England Wheels, and Startrans Bus. We try to adhere to our Proven Quality and Trusted Name motto daily, providing our customers with high-level customer service and vehicle support.

To learn more about TESCO’s products and services, call us at (800) 227-3572 or complete our information request form for a sales team member to contact you directly.