HIGH POINT, N.C. — Top school bus drivers from across the U.S. and Canada will convene here this weekend for the 46th Annual School Bus Driver International Safety Competition.
The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) will host the competition at Thomas Built Buses’ headquarters in High Point. The event is being held in conjunction with NSTA's 52nd Annual Meeting and Convention and Thomas Built Buses’ 100th anniversary.
School bus drivers will compete for an international title as they showcase their knowledge and skills. On Saturday, contestants will begin with a written exam testing their understanding of the rules of the road. On Sunday, they will get behind the wheel of a school bus and complete the road course, competing in one of three categories: conventional, small bus, or transit.
“School buses are the safest form of transportation available because of the high priority the industry places on training and attention to safety as well as the design of the school bus,” said Todd Monteferrario, president of NSTA. “These competitors are at the top of their field, and we are honored to host this event.”
Winners will be recognized on Sunday evening at NSTA's dinner and awards ceremony, sponsored by IC Bus. Banquet festivities will be held at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center in nearby Greensboro.
“We are proud to host this year's School Bus Driver International Safety Competition,” said Caley Edgerly, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses. “Hosting this event aligns perfectly with our 100th anniversary and the values and skills that we instill in our own employees and dealers across the nation.”