Katie Chapman of Oklahoma may lose her job for giving a ride to a woman and her dog with students onboard. Chapman says she thought the woman might be in danger.
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Thomas Built Buses and its employees are pitching in to benefit local students and those in need in the High Point community, where the school bus manufacturer is based.
Last week, Thomas Built and parent company Daimler Trucks North America pledged $100,000 to support Guilford County Schools in 2017.
The donation is part of the DaimlerCares program, in which the parent company partners with its brands to serve nonprofits in local communities with monetary donations and employee time.
“Throughout the past 100 years, the High Point community has given so much to us at Thomas Built Buses,” said Caley Edgerly, president and CEO of the school bus manufacturer. “Investing locally allows us to not only say thank you, but to also play a key role in the community that [has] been instrumental in our success.”
Thomas Built’s work with Guilford County Schools in recent years has included investing time and money into Oak Hill Elementary School, which helped it become the highest-performing Title 1 school in North Carolina.
“Even today our employees continue to look forward to their time with the Oak Hill students,” Edgerly said. “Expanding our philanthropy across the entire district is something that all of us at Thomas Built Buses are very excited about.”
The $100,000 donation will provide much-needed resources, technology, and educational materials for the students of Guilford County. In addition to the donation, Thomas Built employees will volunteer with the school system throughout the year.
“Thomas Built Buses has been dedicated to Guilford County Schools for years, particularly when it comes to their passionate involvement with Oak Hill Elementary,” said Meg Sheehan, western region superintendent of Guilford County Schools. “We are grateful for their donation and excited to partner with them this year.”
Another recent Thomas Built donation, totaling $300,000, went to the United Way of Greater High Point. Last year, Thomas Built employees raised $150,000 for the United Way, and that amount was matched by Daimler Trucks North America. The money will be distributed to local organizations in need.
“These funds will make a huge impact in our community,” said Bobby Smith, president of United Way of Greater High Point.
Rod Price of Kentucky is approached by a boy who is choking and turning blue and quickly performs the Heimlich maneuver on him.
A public workshop will seek input on the state’s use of its $423 million share of the VW diesel settlement funding.
Whether it’s a natural disaster or some other crisis, you never know when your school buses might need to come to the rescue.
The integration will help streamline maintenance and driver vehicle inspection report handling, according to the companies.
NAPT's executive director says that despite a recent questionable news story, even one sexual predator behind the wheel of a school bus is one too many, and that the industry should focus on ensuring it doesn’t happen again.
Raybestos’ new Commercial Vehicle Application Catalog and Specification Guide (BPI-CV17) is designed to help fleet managers and professional service technicians meet the demands of maintaining and repairing commercial vehicles.
The lawsuit involved Rosco’s patented technology for its MOR-Vision Mirror/Monitor Combo Backup Camera System for school buses.
Logging more than 15,000 miles annually, Ila Beemer made it her goal to drive her great-grandchildren.
The director of transportation at Columbia County (Ga.) School District discusses his background and the changes he has brought to his department.
The storm caused widespread power outages, wind damage, and flooding in Florida and beyond. School buses pitched in for evacuations and braced for impact.
Many school buses in Florida evacuated residents before Hurricane Irma hit. Here, Hillsborough County Public Schools drivers share their experiences helping people in need.
Richard Hall of Virginia suffers an unknown medical emergency just before starting his afternoon route.
Krapf School Bus’ recent acquisition of Birnie Bus is one of its most significant expansions in its 75-year history. The companies’ shared values will help Krapf maintain the core values of its foundation.
Atlanta Public Schools recruited new technicians and fleet managers with a variety of mechanical backgrounds, which has fostered better group problem solving.