RICHMOND, Va. — Blue Bird Corp. handed out its Dealer of the Year honor and other awards during the school bus OEM's recent dealer meeting in Richmond.

Yancey Bus Sales & Service was named Blue Bird’s 2015 Dealer of the Year. The Georgia dealership delivered the best overall performance in North America, Blue Bird officials said.

“Blue Bird dealers are passionate about what they do and are committed to providing school districts and contractors the highest level of sales support and customer service,” said Phil Horlock, president and CEO of Blue Bird. “This year, we recognized almost 30 dealers for their performance. We would like to congratulate Yancey Bus Sales & Service on achieving the 2015 Blue Bird Dealer of the Year. The Yancey team has become the market leader over the past several years.”

“I was so excited to hear our name called out as the Blue Bird Dealer of the Year that I let out the loudest hoot!” said Mark Terry, general manager of Yancey Bus Sales & Service. “I am proud to have Blue Bird recognize our team effort in handling sales and service for our customers. It’s because of our dedicated employees and the trust of loyal Blue Bird customers that we have grown our market share in just eight years to over 50%.”

Yancey Bus Sales & Service opened a new 25,000 square-foot facility in Macon, Georgia, in June. According to General Manager Mark Terry (shown here), the building provides space for a larger parts inventory and expanded service area.

Yancey Bus Sales & Service opened a new 25,000 square-foot facility in Macon, Georgia, in June. According to General Manager Mark Terry (shown here), the building provides space for a larger parts inventory and expanded service area.

Other awards presented during the dealer meeting included:

Best in Region
• West Region: Western Bus Sales, OR/WA
• Northeast Region: Bird Bus Sales, NY
• Canada/Northern Plains: United Truck Body, MN
• Midwest Region: Cardinal Bus Sales, OH
• South/Central Region: Yancey Bus Sales & Service, GA

Best in Bus Award Winners
West Region
• Blue Star Bus Sales, TX
• Bryson Sales & Service, UT/NV
• Bryson Sales & Service, WA
• Canyon State Bus Sales, AZ
• Colorado West Equipment, CO
• Tillery Bus Sales, NM
• Western Bus Sales, OR/WA
Northeast Region
• Anderson Blue Bird of New England, RI/MA/NH/VT
• Bird Bus Sales, NY
• M.A. Brightbill, PA
• New York Bus Sales, NY
• School Lines, CT
Canada/Northern Plains
• Dynamic Specialty Vehicles, BC
• Elder Equipment Leasing, WY
• North Central Bus Sales, MN/SD
• United Truck Body Co., MN
Midwest Region
• Cardinal Bus Sales & Service, OH
• Central States Bus Sales, AR
• Central States Bus Sales, IL
• Holland Motor Homes & Bus Co., MI
• Wisconsin Bus Sales & Service, WI
South/Central Region
• Blue Bird of Pittsburgh, PA/WV
• Florida Transportation, FL
• Kansas Truck, KS
• Ross Bus & Equipment, LA
• Ross Transportation, OK
• Yancey Bus Sales & Service, GA

Propane Leadership Awards
• Cardinal Bus Sales & Service, OH
• Central States Bus Sales, IL

Service Awards
• 60 years: United Truck Body Co., MN
• 40 years: Central States Bus Sales, MO
• 20 years: O’Connor Bus Sales, ME
• 15 years: Palmetto Bus Sales, SC
• 10 years: Holland Motor Homes, MI

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