Consider this contrast: SBF's 2018 Fact Book listings include 10 school bus body manufacturers. Ten years ago, only six of those companies were in the market.
Collins marks its 50th anniversary with a new vehicle that enables students in wheelchairs to bring themselves aboard.
The bus, built on the Ram ProMaster chassis, is designed to enhance accessibility with an integrated wheelchair ramp.
The school and commercial bus distributor sells the stock of its company to John McKinney, former president of Navistar’s global bus division, and an investment group led by Brightwater Partners.
Leggett is named director of national accounts for the Type A school bus manufacturer.
Blue Springs School District also recently made a $1.2 million investment in fueling infrastructure for its compressed natural gas fleet.
Fitzgerald, who has been with the IC Bus and Collins dealership for more than 30 years, is named president of school bus and director of strategic accounts.
The REV logo will be featured on Team Penske’s No. 22 Ford Mustang during races in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.
Summit Bus of Oklahoma City now sells and services Collins Type A buses, as does Summit Bus of Albuquerque.
Walsh previously served as VP of sales for REV Bus, which includes Type A school bus manufacturer Collins Bus. In his new role, he replaces Kent Tyler.
Key features of the new Type A include enhanced driver visibility, improved fuel economy and a narrow body with easier maneuverability, company officials say.
DeVivo was the owner and CEO of DATTCO, which is the ninth-largest school bus contractor in the nation and is a dealer for IC Bus and Collins.
The first four production units of the compressed natural gas NEXBUS go to Pennsylvania’s Lower Merion School District.