The U.S. Department of Energy awards the funds to the school bus manufacturer for a zero-emissions, 100% vehicle-to-grid electric bus.
Albert "Buddy" Luce Jr., an integral figure in the history of Blue Bird, died on Jan. 11 at age 94.
Canyon State Bus Sales, which launched a new facility and increased sales, is recognized as the school bus OEM's top dealer for 2016.
Waterford School District introduces 10 new Blue Bird Vision Propane buses into its fleet. The district joins nearly 30 others in the state that run the propane-powered buses.
Blanchard Machinery will now sell and service Blue Bird school buses in the state under its Blanchard Bus Centers division.
KIPP: Jacksonville Schools’ 14 Blue Bird Vision Propane buses make up the first completely propane-fueled school bus fleet for a U.S. charter school, Blue Bird and ROUSH CleanTech say.
The warranty for Allison 2000 Pupil Transport Series transmissions on Blue Bird buses will increase to seven years/unlimited miles starting next year.
Orland School District contracts with Cook-Illinois Corp. to transport the district’s students on propane buses.
NAFTC’s Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training, which was launched at Blue Bird’s facility in February, is recognized by the Automotive Training Managers Council.
After ending a contract with a transportation company, Rockwood School District acquires its own fleet of 164 Blue Bird diesel school buses.
School Bus Fleet turns 60 this year — a remarkable achievement for any magazine — but that’s only one of the noteworthy milestones in 2016.
The family-run school bus company’s loyalty and service and the manufacturer’s quality products and knowledge have helped them stick together for half a century.
Jeff Merten is named VP of the school bus OEM’s Parts & Service group, while Bill Landreth steps into a new role as executive director of parts sales.