Blake Krapf (center) receives the Contractor of the Year award from SBF Publisher Frank Di Giacomo. At left is NSTA President Donnie Fowler.
ST. LOUIS — School bus contractors from across the U.S. and Canada were recognized here Tuesday night in the National School Transportation Association’s (NSTA) awards ceremony.
Blake Krapf, CEO of Pennsylvania-based Krapf Bus Companies, was named SCHOOL BUS FLEET’s Contractor of the Year.
Krapf has been an integral member of NSTA and state associations while leading his family’s bus business through significant growth in recent years.
A profile of Krapf will appear in the September issue of SBF.
Other winners in the NSTA awards ceremony were:
Golden Merit Award
Kirk Flach, Durham School Services, Warrenville, Ill.
Robert Hatchett, Durham School Services, Keller, Texas
Hall of Fame Award
Barry Stock, National Express Corp., Aurora, Ontario
Stan Weber, First Student Canada, Calgary, Alberta
Distinguished Service Award
Kellie Dean, Dean Transportation Inc., Lansing, Mich.
Outstanding Driver Service Award
Dwight Miller, Riteway Bus Service Inc., Richfield, Wis.
Meritorious Service Award
Robin Leeds, industry consultant, Noank, Conn.
Go Yellow, Go Green Award
Kickert School Bus Line Inc., Lynwood, Ill.