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Collins Bus Corp. honored for recycling efforts
October 11, 2011
The school bus manufacturer wins the Green Corporate Citizen Award at the inaugural Corporate Recycling & Waste Conference. Officials say Collins has reduced its waste stream by more than 90 percent in two years through its 2009 company-wide recycling initiative and a new single-stream recycling program that began this year.
Collins Bus Corp. honored for pollution prevention efforts
August 29, 2011
The Type A school bus manufacturer receives the 2011 Pollution Prevention Award from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Collins has implemented programs to recycle wood pallets, cardboard and other waste material, and made changes to its water test quality assurance operation that reduced water use by over 400,000 gallons per year.
School system receives wheelchair lift-equipped hybrid buses
August 25, 2011
Rockland Board of Cooperative Educational Services in West Nyack, N.Y., put into service the two vehicles from Collins Bus Corp. last week. The buses were purchased through a New York State Energy Research and Development Authority award funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Clean Cities program.
After the Storm: Rebuilding the Bus Plant
February 8, 2011

When a microburst inflicted heavy damage on Collins Bus Corp.’s manufacturing facility, employees pulled together to keep bus production rolling throughout the repair process.

Collins employee earns national safety award
January 28, 2011
Since Mike Strickland joined the Type A bus manufacturer, its recordable injury rate and DART rate have dropped by 47 percent and 73 percent, respectively. KellerOnline and OH&S Magazine name Strickland the 2010 Safety Professional of the Year.
Collins Bus Corp. awarded for workplace safety
December 14, 2010
The Type A bus manufacturer earns certification in the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program. It is one of only 157 companies that have achieved the distinction in Kansas.
Propane Type A buses delivered to Oregon district
November 4, 2010
Portland Public Schools is running five NexBus units from Collins Bus Corp. that are powered by the alternative fuel. The manufacturer says that the buses exhibit excellent cold-weather starting and have a range of 300 miles.
Collins propane bus in full production
July 23, 2010
The NexBus Propane Type A has gone through certification and will be available under the Collins, Mid Bus and Corbeil brands.
Alternative Fuel Options: Spotlight on Propane and CNG
June 10, 2010

Thinking about operating buses powered by these fuels? Take into consideration the possible financial benefits, the space necessary for refueling infrastructure and what type of dispensing equipment suits the fleet, as well as employee safety and training.

Collins to present at Propane Engine Fuel Summit
March 2, 2010
Kent Tyler, president of the bus manufacturer, will speak to summit attendees this Thursday about the development and production of Collins’ NexBus Propane unit, and the benefits of propane propulsion in Type A buses.
NAPT Summit Urges Engagement
January 15, 2010

National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) members heard a major theme emerge during the general sessions and seminars at the 2009 Summit: namely, that transportation is a key part of the education system, and the industry must take on and promote that role in order to achieve larger safety and educational goals.

Collins Bus becomes NJCAA sponsor
December 8, 2009
In a three-year agreement, member schools of the National Junior College Athletic Association will receive "most favored customer" status and associated discounts from Collins Bus.
Collins names new regional sales manager
November 18, 2009
Matt Scheuler is promoted and will maintain his position as aftermarket parts manager for the Type A bus manufacturer. He will work primarily with distributors in the western regions of the U.S. and Canada.
Exploring the Benefits of Financing
November 4, 2009

Although school bus leasing and lease-purchasing have increased in popularity, many districts are still not informed about the process. Flexible financing structures are available to help districts and contractors fill their vehicle needs when budgets are tight.

Collins to offer propane-powered Type A school bus
September 2, 2009
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Collins Bus Corp. has entered into an exclusive agreement with CleanFUEL USA to develop the first Type A school bus to operate on ...
Durham takes delivery of hybrid-electric school bus
August 18, 2009
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Durham School Services has received the first of its two NEXBUS hybrid-electric school buses from Collins Bus Corp.

The f...

First Student inks exclusive deal with Collins
August 11, 2009
CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. has signed a long-term agreement with Collins Bus Corp. wherein Collins will be the exclusive supplier for the contra...
Collins completes first hybrid Type A school bus
July 29, 2009
SOUTH HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Collins Bus Corp. has completed the manufacture of its first NEXBUS hybrid-electric school bus. The Type A bus is built on a...
Collins to offer hybrid Type A school buses
April 9, 2009
SOUTH HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Operators of small school buses will soon have the option of utilizing hybrid technology.

Collins Bus Corp. has entere...

Collins brings new Corbeil bus line to Canada
November 1, 2008

SOUTH HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Collins Bus Corp. is now offering a full line of school bus products to the Canadian market.

This new Corbeil-brand prod...

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