SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — A purchasing network will now offer Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ Champion brand parts to school bus operators.

A full complement of Champion products — including ignition parts, filters, wipers, and lighting components — will be available to Yellow Bus Nation’s members.

Established in January, the purchasing group serves school districts and third-party bus operators in 26 states and expects to expand to all 50 states in the next six months.

“Our members’ operations range in size from 10 to more than 1,000 buses, yet all share a commitment to maintaining exceptional safety and vehicle reliability through the use of industry-leading products and maintenance practices,” said Paul Hultgren, director of member services at Yellow Bus Nation. “We are pleased to be able to offer a full range of products from one of the transportation industry’s most respected brands and manufacturers.”

Yellow Bus Nation offers members access to replacement parts brands and products. Members benefit by sharing in savings from their combined purchasing power, and can utilize an array of consultative services aimed at increasing the efficiency of fleet operations, according to the purchasing group. Participating fleets also will receive preferred access to Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ nationwide Garage Gurus technical education network, which offers hands-on diagnostic and repair workshops and related courses through training centers, web-connected product technology vans, on-the-job clinics, and online instruction.

“Our partnership with Yellow Bus Nation is not based simply on providing the best replacement parts, but also helping to foster best practices that drive quality and efficiency in the service bay,” said Raymond King, director, global product and business development, global sealing, engine, and underhood service business unit at Federal-Mogul Motorparts. “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to work with thousands of the nation’s most dedicated and talented vehicle service professionals.”

Federal-Mogul Motorparts is a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp.

Champion provides maintenance solutions that are designed to help maximize vehicle safety, performance, and reliability. Federal-Mogul Motorparts is expanding the range and reach of the Champion product offering in response to demand among vehicle service professionals and consumers worldwide, according to the supplier. In addition to its line of spark plugs, the Champion brand now offers comprehensive ranges of oil, air, and cabin air filters; wiper blades; and replacement headlamps for passenger vehicles, buses, and many other applications.

To learn more about Yellow Bus Nation, visit Information on the Champion brand can be found at

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