Operators see reliable and quieter operation, fuel cost savings, and longer brake life. They recommend partnering with utility companies, installing charging infrastructure before receiving buses, and extensive driver training.
Phillips will work closely with Rev’s business units, which include Type A school bus builder Collins.
Matt Scheuler points to renewed interest in alternative fuels, including new electric school buses as well as propane and CNG. He also shares parents’ reactions to the new Collins Low-Floor bus.
News that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website this year covered an attendance-based cash incentive, Collins’ new low-floor bus, and student fatalities in the danger zone.
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.