KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Frank Di Giacomo of School Bus Fleet has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT).
Di Giacomo currently serves as vice president emeritus of SBF. He has been involved in the pupil transportation industry since 1981, when Bobit Business Media hired him as eastern sales manager for School Bus Fleet magazine.
In 1991, Di Giacomo was named publisher, a role in which he set the direction and tone of the magazine, both in sales and editorially.
Di Giacomo has been a longtime active member of NAPT and has been a fixture at conferences and trade shows over the past 35 years. Several years ago, he formed an agreement with NAPT to publish the association’s News & Views column in SBF on a monthly basis. He also regularly covered NAPT and its initiatives and events in his own editorials in the magazine.
For example, in one of his Last Word columns, Di Giacomo described the benefits of NAPT’s professional development and certification programs, pointing to the positive impact that they can have on career advancement. He also took on pressing safety issues, such as children being left stranded on school buses, and industry concerns, such as the protection of the fuel tax exemption for school buses.
Di Giacomo has also contributed to other school bus industry organizations. For example, he has served on the Supplier Council of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services.
In 2009, the National School Transportation Association presented Di Giacomo its Meritorious Service Award. In 2014, he received NAPT’s Distinguished Service award.