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NAPT® Staffing Announcement

ALBANY, NY, (May 19, 2022) – NAPT® President Rick Grisham and NAPT® Foundation President Steve Kalmes, CDPT, are pleased to announce that the organizations are taking steps to strengthen their capacity to support and assist the industry and their members.   The Boards of Directors adopted a strategic plan that focuses on member growth and […]

Ethan Allen Transportation bus driver Kevin Ross recognized by Ulster County

  Ethan Allen Transportation school bus driver Kevin Ross has been recognized by Ulster County for his exceptional service and safety records. Ross, a driver with Ethan Allen Transportation for 13 years, was named runner up for Ulster County School Bus Driver of the Year, an annual award issued in conjunction with the Ulster County […]

ROUSH CleanTech and Blue Bird first to achieve certification to 2022 Heavy Duty Refueling Standard

All Blue Bird propane and gasoline school buses have received Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board certification for the 2022 heavy duty refueling standard, significantly reducing emissions from escaping the tank during refueling. On gasoline fuel systems, Environmental Protection Agency tests show that the new refueling emissions regulations can reduce harmful emissions by […]

Vicinity Motor Corp. signs distribution agreement with Central States Bus Sales

Vicinity Motor Corp., a North American supplier of commercial electric vehicles, today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Central States Bus Sales, Inc. (“Central States”), one of the largest school and commercial bus dealers in the U.S., to offer the Company’s full product portfolio, including an initial commitment for 18 demo and […]

Lion Electric receives purchase order for 30 school buses from undisclosed customer

The Lion Electric Company, a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, today announced that it has received a purchase order for 30 LionC school buses from an undisclosed Canadian customer. This represents the second order of Lion buses from the customer, which will be revealed at a later date. The order of […]

Zum launches SafeGuard Driver Program

  Zūm, the leader in modern student transportation, is raising the bar on safety for student transportation by introducing its safety technology, driver training, and certification program, SafeGuard. The comprehensive program ensures the quality and experience of each Zum driver, gives drivers the skills to deliver the best experience to each student on every ride […]

Blue Bird appoints top executive for Global Supply Chain Management

Blue Bird Corporation, the leader in electric and low-emission school buses, today announced the appointment of Jim Nelles as senior vice president, Global Supply Chain Management, with immediate effect. In his current role, Nelles is responsible for optimizing Blue Bird’s global supply chain, ensuring best-in-class cost, quality, and throughput, and forging long-term strategic partnerships to […]

Blue Bird receives largest single order of electric school buses in its history

  Blue Bird Corporation, the leader in electric and low-emission school buses, has received the single largest order of electric school buses from a school district in its history. Modesto City Schools in California purchased 30 zero-emission school buses. The order enables the school district to rapidly convert nearly 50% of its diesel-powered bus fleet […]

Forest River and Lightning eMotors expand partnership

  Lightning eMotors, a leading provider of medium-duty and specialty commercial electric vehicles for fleets, today announced it has expanded its partnership with Forest River to offer a factory-certified all-electric repower program for shuttle buses and passenger vans. Forest River is a Berkshire Hathaway Company that manufactures shuttle buses, recreational vehicles, cargo trailers, utility trailers and pontoon […]

Highland Electric Fleets and Thomas Built Buses sign agreement to make electric school buses an affordable option

Highland Electric Fleets (Highland), the leading provider of turnkey electrification services for school bus fleets in North America, and Thomas Built Buses (TBB), one of the nation’s leading school bus manufacturers, are expanding their relationship to lower upfront costs and speed adoption of electric school buses. The two companies signed a letter of intent (LOI) […]