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Collins reveals new small bus on Ford Transit chassis
November 9, 2015
Key features of the new Type A include enhanced driver visibility, improved fuel economy and a narrow body with easier maneuverability, company officials say.
Trans Tech unveils new Type A school bus features
September 10, 2015
The OEM’s 2017 model year buses will include a redesigned entrance door with more headroom and rub-rail end caps for corrosion protection.
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.
1st school bus built on Ford Transit is Micro Bird T-Series
May 26, 2015
The new Transit chassis is lighter than the Ford E-350 and E-450 cutaways, which officials say allows for higher payloads and improved fuel economy in a Type A bus.
Optronics named sole lighting supplier for Collins Bus
April 23, 2015
With the move, the Type A school bus manufacturer consolidates lighting purchases, transitioning from six lighting suppliers to one.
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.
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.
1 injured as school bus slides off road, rolls twice
November 24, 2014
Oregon police say that the driver lost control of the small bus, and it went off an embankment. The bus was carrying six ski team members, one of whom was injured.
New Micro Bird Type A bus turns heads at trade show
November 12, 2014
According to Blue Bird, the T-Series bus body’s aerodynamic features aid in increasing fuel economy by about 20%.
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.
Micro Bird earns ISO certification
October 20, 2014
The Type A school bus manufacturer’s facility in Drummondville, Quebec, now has ISO 9001:2008 certification from the International Standards Organization.
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.
Trans Tech Bus adds 2 new dealers, Altoona-tests SST model
July 18, 2014
The Type A school bus manufacturer appoints two new dealers for the Canadian market and announces that its complete product line is now available in Canada. Meanwhile, Trans Tech’s SST school bus goes through Altoona STURAA testing, with results including an average miles per gallon of 9.60.
John Clements to serve as advisor for Motiv Power Systems
May 22, 2014
In the part-time role, Clements, who retired last year as director of transportation for California’s Kings Canyon Unified School District, will offer school bus industry advice and general operations knowledge to the company, among other duties. Last year, Motiv partnered with Trans Tech Bus to develop the SSTe all-electric school bus.
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.
Espar engine pre-heater available in Trans Tech buses
May 9, 2014
The company’s E-Guardian 5 engine pre-heater is available on the Type A school bus manufacturer’s buses immediately. The E-Guardian 5 is EPA verified and California Air Resources Board approved, and officials say some of the benefits of the system include a warm engine start without plug-ins, reduced engine idling for fuel savings, less engine maintenance and use of the Multi-Max Digital Controller for ease of use.
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