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For Gallagher, Commitment to Customer Fuels Great Growth

In 17 years, Student Transportation Inc. leader Denis Gallagher has built his company into the third-largest school bus contracting firm in North America. Along the way, he has embraced alternative fuels and new technologies, focused on recruiting good people, and maintained a 95% contract renewal rate.

David Duke (left), CEO of National Express Corp., was SCHOOL BUS FLEET's 2013 Contractor of the Year.
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REMINDER: Nominate an outstanding school bus contractor

Do you know an exemplary school bus contractor who deserves recognition for his or her efforts? If so, SCHOOL BUS FLEET wants to hear from you. We’re preparing to select a recipient for our annual Contractor of the Year award, and we’re accepting nominations. The deadline is Friday, May 9.

David Duke’s pupil transportation career has spanned nearly 30 years. In 2011, he became CEO of National Express Corp. 
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David Duke named Contractor of the Year

The CEO of National Express Corp. has overseen the company as it has achieved significant growth and safety accomplishments. He has also remained active in industry associations, serving on the National School Transportation Association board of directors for the last five years.

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Nominate an outstanding contractor

SCHOOL BUS FLEET is calling for candidates for the annual Contractor of the Year award. Nominees should be people who have made significant contributions to pupil transportation at their own operations as well as through industry associations.

Larry Pierce (left, pictured with son Troy) ran school transportation provider Pierce Coach Line for more than 60 years.
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Longtime N.Y. contractor Larry Pierce passes

Pierce ran school transportation provider Pierce Coach Line for more than 60 years. He served as president of both the National School Transportation Association and the New York State School Bus Contractors Association, and he was named SBF's Contractor of the Year in 2008.

SBF’s Frank Di Giacomo (left) presents the Contractor of the Year award to members of the Kobussen family: Ann, Scott, Joe, Dan, Melissa (Miller), Marion and Jim Kobussen.
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Contractor of the Year profile: Kobussen Buses

The Wisconsin school bus operator delivers exemplary service to its school district customers — one of which Kobussen has been serving for nearly 75 years. Members of the Kobussen family have also been key contributors to industry associations, and they are known for lending a hand to colleagues.

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Kobussen named Contractor of the Year

The Wisconsin school bus contractor delivers exemplary service to its school district customers — one of which Kobussen has been serving for nearly 75 years. Members of the Kobussen family have also served as key contributors to school transportation associations, and they are known for lending a hand to colleagues.

SBF Publisher Frank Di Giacomo (left) presents the Contractor of the Year award to Kevin Clifford of Huntington Coach Corp. At right is new NSTA President Magda Dimmendaal.
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Kevin Clifford named Contractor of the Year

The president of Huntington Coach Corp. in New York has a passion for saving money for school districts and for growing the school bus contractor presence in the industry. Clifford and other contractors are honored at NSTA's awards ceremony.

Blake Krapf (center) receives the Contractor of the Year award from SBF Publisher Frank Di Giacomo. At left is NSTA President Donnie Fowler.
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Blake Krapf Named Contractor of the Year

The Krapf Bus Companies CEO has been a key figure in state and national associations while growing his family’s business. He recently secured a groundbreaking contract to privatize a school district operation in Virginia.

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