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NSTA releases 2008 maintenance workshop details
July 2, 2008
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) has partnered with Thomas Built Buses, IC Bus, Blue Bird Corp. and Collins Bu...
Blue Bird wins manufacturing award
May 7, 2008
ATLANTA — Blue Bird’s North Georgia Body Co. plant was honored today with the Shingo Bronze Medallion, which recognizes operational excellence in man...
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...
A history of innovation
November 1, 2007

Ever since motorized vehicles began taking over for horse-drawn carts in transporting pupils, many school bus manufacturers have come and gone.

B...

Propane Bus Offers Appealing Alternative
June 1, 2007

Blue Bird’s new propane-powered Vision Type C aims to decrease emissions while improving fuel economy and performance in alternative-fuel vehicles.

Q&A: Large Bus Manufacturers
June 1, 2007

Key executives at the three large bus OEMs weigh in on industry developments and challenges.

Blue Bird shutters Canadian plant
June 1, 2007

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp. will relocate production of its Micro Bird Type A bus from Brantford, Ontario, to Fort Valley.

Bust resigns post
October 1, 2006

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Jeffry Bust, president and CEO of Blue Bird Corp., resigned his post on Sept. 26, about a week after the company was acquired by an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, an investment firm headquartered in New York City.

Blue Bird acquired by investment firm
September 1, 2006

On Aug. 25, Blue Bird Corp. announced the signing of a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Blue Bird restructures in bankruptcy court
March 1, 2006

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp. filed a prepackaged restructuring plan in late January with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Nevada.

Q&A: Blue Bird Chief's Goal Is Improvement---Every Day
November 1, 2005

Blue Bird President Jeff Bust has high expectations for his company's success in meeting the expectations of school bus customers. Daily improvement and avoiding complacency are high on his list.

School Bus Decals Send Wide Range of Messages
September 1, 2005

Although it's not frequently mentioned, school buses are adorned with more decals and lettering than nearly any other vehicle on the road. The message...

Teamwork Keeps Industry on Track
December 1, 2004

Teamwork was the theme of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) meeting Oct. 28 to Nov. 1 in Cincinna...

Q&A: Manufacturing Improvement is Jeff Bust's Mission
November 1, 2004

More than a year ago, Jeff Bust was brought aboard by Blue Bird Corp. as president and CEO to help right a ship that was foundering. Production proble...

Enhanced Ergonomics Highlighted in New Conventional Bus Designs
March 1, 2004

Unlike automobiles, which can undergo drastic design changes from year to year, school buses tend to look the same, at least to the general public, no...

Lap/Shoulder Belts on School Buses: From Speculation to Reality
March 1, 2003

After years of controversy and extensive research, it appears that the school bus industry is finally nearing a reckoning of sorts on the issue of lap...

Q&A: Blue Bird Seeks to Improve Cost Position, Supplier Security
February 1, 2003

With school districts and contractors constrained by tight budgets from purchasing large numbers of new buses, these are hard times for the school bus...

Occupant Safety Debate Heats Up at 2002 NAPT Show
December 1, 2002

Although the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s (NAPT) 28th Annual Conference and Trade Show convened once again with a focus on several ...

Tackling the Issues of Consolidation, Competition and Quality Control
September 1, 1999

Has manufacturer consolidation helped customers? What can be done to improve quality? Top manufacturers provide the answers.

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