I hate working on small one ton buses.
Get a short, full size chassis bus.
The one ton is always over loaded. The full size will never be overloaded.
Bigger brakes, tires, better engines, ect.
If you think a 42 foot bus with air brakes stops nice, try a 15 foot with air brakes. You could ride the brakes all the way down a mountain with out over heating them.
"Don't argue with stupid people. They will just drag you down to their level, and beat you up with experience."
Patently waiting for the apocalypses to level the playing field in this physiological game of life commonly known as Civilization