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Ron Campbell to lead bus sales in Canada for ASV
June 11, 2015
The industry veteran is named the new Canadian bus division national sales manager for Collins Bus parent company Allied Specialty Vehicles.
ASV expands natural gas vehicle offerings
April 24, 2015
Westport’s CNG system, currently an option on Collins Type A school buses, will also be available for Allied Specialty Vehicles’ commercial buses and emergency vehicles.
ASV to offer more propane vehicles
April 15, 2015
Under a new partnership with CleanFUEL USA, Allied Specialty Vehicles will expand its alt-fuel line, which currently includes Collins propane school buses.
Collins Bus promotes Joe Leggett to VP role
March 11, 2015
As vice president of sales for the Type A school bus manufacturer, Leggett will lead sales efforts in the U.S. and Canada.
Collins names Kelli Kepler regional sales manager
January 29, 2015
Kepler has been with the Type A school bus manufacturer’s sales department for the last six years and has been working directly with Collins dealers.
Alt-fuel Vehicles, Safety Tools on Tap at NAPT Trade Show
January 22, 2015

Several alternative-fuel vehicles debuted during the show in Kansas City, Missouri, including two new CNG school buses and an all-electric bus. Also, safety-related products, such as a stop-arm violation data system and a student and vehicle tracking system, grabbed the spotlight.

Richard Wolfington Sr. led school bus dealership for 50 years
December 30, 2014
Wolfington, who washed buses as a teen and later took the reins of his family’s school bus business, Wolfington Body Co., died on Thursday at age 75.
Matt Scheuler named president of Collins Bus Corp.
December 22, 2014
Scheuler, previously VP of sales and marketing, has risen through the ranks since joining the Type A school bus manufacturer in 2001.
Kent Tyler takes on VP role at Allied Specialty Vehicles
December 19, 2014
ASV, the parent company of Collins Bus, promotes Tyler to vice president of sales and marketing in North America for all product lines.
Free webinar to discuss CNG benefits
December 10, 2014
On Jan. 29, Collins Bus and Westport will discuss key considerations for adopting compressed natural gas (CNG) buses. They will also share details on the new NEXBUS Type A CNG Collins bus.
Collins Bus, Westport to display new CNG school bus
November 6, 2014
The NEXBUS Type A bus powered by compressed natural gas will be exhibited at the NAPT trade show next week.
Don Collins, founder of Collins Bus, passes away
August 7, 2014
Collins, known as the "father of the Type A small school bus," passed away at his home in Florida on July 29 at the age of 83. He will be laid to rest on Aug. 8 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
Collins Bus names new dealer in Canada
July 24, 2014
The Bus Centre is now the authorized dealer for Collins/Corbeil Type A buses in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Alt-fuel school bus options are growing
May 22, 2014

Manufacturers are meeting the demand for clean-burning, money-saving yellow buses by offering more powered by propane autogas and compressed natural gas, as well as all-electric units. Here’s a look at some of the school buses in development, on the market and in service at operations.

Collins Bus Corp. launches new CNG Type A school bus
May 14, 2014
The school bus manufacturer has partnered with Westport on the bus, which features the Westport WiNG Power System, a dedicated natural gas fuel system. The bus also features a large passenger-side cab view window, an exterior storage compartment, and it provides an estimated 250- to 300-mile range. Collins Bus is accepting orders for the bus, and delivery to customers will begin in the fall, according to the company.
Collins boosts bus serviceability
February 18, 2014
The Type A school bus manufacturer has upgraded many of the features on its buses to give technicians improved access to several areas as they perform maintenance. Among the changes: Bigger access holes were added behind the warning lights, and wires were rerouted below instead of in the wall for rear lighting.
Collins Bus Corp. promotes Matt Scheuler to VP
February 6, 2014
Scheuler now serves as vice president of sales and marketing at the Type A school bus manufacturing company. He has held a variety of roles for the company — most recently director of sales.
Allied Specialty Vehicles forms bus group, names Kent Tyler CEO
November 7, 2013
Tyler, the former president of Collins Bus Corp., will lead the new Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV) Bus Division. The group will include Type A school bus brands Collins, Mid Bus and Corbeil as well as seven bus brands from ASV’s recent acquisition of Thor Industries’ bus business.
Gauging the safety of school bus alternatives
October 15, 2013

Many school districts and contractors are employing a variety of vehicles to supplement traditional yellow bus service. These alternative arrangements often cut costs and shorten ride times, but the safety implications of transporting students in taxis, vans and other non-school bus vehicles have become a contentious issue.

Allied Specialty Vehicles buys Thor's bus business
July 31, 2013
ASV, the parent company of Type A school bus manufacturer Collins Bus Corp., will acquire Thor Industries’ bus business for $100 million. With the deal, ASV will add to its portfolio such brands as Champion Bus, General Coach America and Goshen Coach.
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