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BESI founder passes away
June 2, 2010
After working for a Wayne distributor doing warranty work and supplying parts to school bus operations, Bill Moore started his own company, Bus Equipment Sales, in his garage in 1975. He responded to a need for quality school bus upholstery.
Large Bus Showcase 2010
May 27, 2010

Along with details on the latest Type C and D models, we spotlight three exemplary school bus dealerships. Read about their interesting histories, their commitment to the customer and their insights on the 2010 engine technology.

Longtime Indiana state director to retire
May 26, 2010
Pete Baxter, who chaired the steering committee for the recent National Congress on School Transportation, began his career in pupil transportation 30 years ago. He has served as president of both NAPT and NASDPTS.
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.”
School bus innovator to retire after 59-year career
March 23, 2010
Jack Parsons helped shape the school transportation industry in California and the rest of the country by thinking, experimenting and studying what was and asking what could be, according to A-Z Bus Sales.
Best School Bus Movie Scenes
March 3, 2010
What is YOUR favorite school bus movie scene? Share it with us here!
Film on Prestonsburg bus crash to premiere
December 30, 2009
Documentary includes an interview with a survivor of the 1958 accident, which claimed 27 lives when a school bus plunged into the Big Sandy River.
David Pace named Administrator of the Year
November 2, 2009
SBF presents the 36th award to Virginia’s David Pace, a veteran transportation director who has served as a mentor for many new people entering the field.
Q&A: Still Secure After 25 Years
October 1, 2009

As Q’Straint hits a milestone, President Jean-Marc Girardin discusses the company’s continuing quest to bolster the safety of passengers who use wheelchairs.

Brown Bus Co. celebrates 50 years
October 1, 2009

NAMPA, Idaho — Brown Bus Co. celebrated its 50th anniversary in August with an open house for community members, customers and employees, past and pre...

Veteran transportation director passes away
September 1, 2009

LEESBURG, Va. — Mike Lunsford began his pupil transportation career in 1968 as a student bus driver. He was only 16 years old.

In that role at ...

Brown Bus Co. celebrates 50 years
August 18, 2009
NAMPA, Idaho — Brown Bus Co. celebrated its 50th anniversary last week with an open house for community members, customers and employees, past and pr...
Cook-lllinois subsidiary celebrates 50 years
May 6, 2009
CRESTWOOD, Ill. — Cook-Illinois Corp.’s oldest subsidiary, Illinois School Bus, is celebrating 50 years in business today.

The company employs...

Cook-Illinois subsidiary celebrates 50 years
May 6, 2009
Cook-Illinois Corp.’s oldest subsidiary, Illinois School Bus, is celebrating 50 years in business.
Thomas Built renovates 1923 streetcar
August 7, 2008
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Six Thomas Built Buses employees recently began restoring a streetcar manufactured by the company — then named Perley A. Thomas Ca...
Blue Bird No. 1 donated to historical institution
June 1, 2008

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Albert “Buddy” Luce Jr., son of Blue Bird founder Albert Luce, has donated Blue Bird No. 1 — the company’s first steel-bodied sc...

Kentucky commemorates 1958 school bus crash
April 1, 2008

FRANKFORT, Ky. — On Feb. 28, the state Senate passed a resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Prestonburg school bus crash of 1958.

Bus company celebrates 100 years
April 1, 2008

CLEARFIELD, Pa. — In 1908, Emerson Fullington purchased a nine-passenger, horse-drawn surrey to transport residents to the local train station, found...

Blue Bird No. 1 donated to historical institution
March 10, 2008
FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Albert “Buddy” Luce Jr., son of Blue Bird founder Albert Luce, has donated Blue Bird No. 1 — the company’s first steel-bodied scho...
Kentucky commemorates 1958 school bus crash
March 6, 2008
FRANKFORT, Ky. — On Feb. 28, the state Senate passed a resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Prestonburg school bus crash of 1958.

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