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REMINDER: Nominate an outstanding school bus contractor
May 6, 2014
Do you know an exemplary school bus contractor who deserves recognition for his or her efforts? If so, SCHOOL BUS FLEET wants to hear from you. We’re preparing to select a recipient for our annual Contractor of the Year award, and we’re accepting nominations. The deadline is Friday, May 9.
David Duke named Contractor of the Year
August 22, 2013

The CEO of National Express Corp. refocuses the company on its core values and oversees an acquisition that increases the fleet to more than 20,000 school buses. He aims to provide opportunities for employees to grow while attracting new people to the business, and he remains active in industry associations.   

David Duke named Contractor of the Year
July 24, 2013
The CEO of National Express Corp. has overseen the company as it has achieved significant growth and safety accomplishments. He has also remained active in industry associations, serving on the National School Transportation Association board of directors for the last five years.
Nominate an outstanding contractor
May 6, 2013
SCHOOL BUS FLEET is calling for candidates for the annual Contractor of the Year award. Nominees should be people who have made significant contributions to pupil transportation at their own operations as well as through industry associations.
Longtime N.Y. contractor Larry Pierce passes
October 5, 2012
Pierce ran school transportation provider Pierce Coach Line for more than 60 years. He served as president of both the National School Transportation Association and the New York State School Bus Contractors Association, and he was named SBF's Contractor of the Year in 2008.
Contractor of the Year profile: Kobussen Buses
August 16, 2012

The Wisconsin school bus operator delivers exemplary service to its school district customers — one of which Kobussen has been serving for nearly 75 years. Members of the Kobussen family have also been key contributors to industry associations, and they are known for lending a hand to colleagues.

Kobussen named Contractor of the Year
July 19, 2012
The Wisconsin school bus contractor delivers exemplary service to its school district customers — one of which Kobussen has been serving for nearly 75 years. Members of the Kobussen family have also served as key contributors to school transportation associations, and they are known for lending a hand to colleagues.
Kevin Clifford Named Contractor of the Year
September 1, 2011

The president of Huntington Coach Corp. in New York has a passion for saving money for school districts and for increasing the role of contractors in pupil transportation.

Kevin Clifford named Contractor of the Year
July 21, 2011
The president of Huntington Coach Corp. in New York has a passion for saving money for school districts and for growing the school bus contractor presence in the industry. Clifford and other contractors are honored at NSTA's awards ceremony.
Blake Krapf Named Contractor of the Year
September 7, 2010

The Krapf Bus Companies CEO has been a key figure in state and national associations while growing his family’s business. He recently secured a groundbreaking contract to privatize a school district operation in Virginia.

Blake Krapf named Contractor of the Year
July 29, 2010
Also in the NSTA awards ceremony, Barry Stock of National Express Corp. and Stan Weber of First Student Canada are inducted into the association’s Hall of Fame. Industry consultant Robin Leeds wins the Meritorious Service award.
Nominate an outstanding contractor
June 15, 2010
SBF calls for candidates for the annual Contractor of the Year award. Nominees should be people who have made significant contributions to pupil transportation at their own operations as well as through industry associations.
School bus contracting veteran to retire
May 25, 2010
Barry Stock has been a fixture in the pupil transportation community since he launched Stock School Transport in 1988. He recently served as president of NSTA and was named SBF’s Contractor of the Year in ’97. He describes his career as “exhilarating and rewarding.”
Industry veterans honored in awards program
July 22, 2009
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Tim Flood was between jobs in the music industry in 1987 when a Trans Group ad calling for school bus driver candidates caught his...
SBF names Contractor of the Year
July 29, 2008
CALGARY, Alberta — Larry Pierce, president of Pierce Coach Line in Roslyn, N.Y., has been named SCHOOL BUS FLEET’s 2008 Contractor of the Year...
A Look Back at SBF Award Winners
September 1, 2006

The pupil transportation industry has been graced by individuals who have contributed to its betterment at the local, state and national levels. The following people were recognized by <I>SCHOOL BUS FLEET</I> for their efforts.

Q&A: New President Aims at Growth, Group Efforts
September 1, 2005

At the National School Transportation Association's (NSTA) recent convention in Washington, D.C., John Corr officially took over as the group's presid...

Michael Ely Named Contractor of the Year
August 1, 2005

When Michael Ely discovered that an educational services commission (ESC) in New Jersey was negotiating with school districts to provide service with ...

Magda Dimmendaal Named Contractor of Year
August 1, 2004

Upon starting her first job in pupil transportation 31 years ago, Magda Dimmendaal didn’t expect to become an industry leader. She started as a bus dr...

Bill Beck named SBF's Contractor of the Year
August 1, 2003

Bill Beck doesn’t mind a challenge. He actually enjoys facing problems and is even happier when he finds solutions. As the departing president of the ...

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