Former and current school bus drivers in Michigan and Oklahoma are recognized on Veterans Day for their service in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Located in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Truck Center Companies has expanded beyond Nebraska to now sell and service Thomas Built Buses, according to a news release from Daimler Trucks North America, the parent company of the school bus manufacturer. Truck Center Companies has more than 20 years of experience as a Thomas Built Buses and 44 years as a Freightliner dealer and was recently awarded the American Truck Dealers (ATD) Truck Dealer of the Year for their sales and service in the commercial transportation industry.
“Truck Center Companies has been the leading transportation service provider in Nebraska for many years, and we cannot wait to extend into the state of Iowa,” said Trey Mytty, CEO of Truck Center Companies. “We already offer 10 full-service locations across Iowa and Nebraska and keep nearly $12 million of parts in stock for need-it-now repairs. We are proud to share our knowledgeable staff and technical expertise with new customers.”
Caley Edgerly, president and CEO for Thomas Built Buses, added that Truck Center Companies has “an excellent reputation for customer support and service” and that it “will greatly benefit” the manufacturer’s Iowa customers.
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The National Congress on School Transportation Steering Committee firms up plans and writing committees are researching requests for procedures manual changes. The Congress will meet in Des Moines, Iowa, in May.
Jed Routh, former logistics manager for the manufacturer’s operations team, is the new vice president of sales, service, and marketing. He replaces long-time Thomas Built veteran Ken Hedgecock.
Seat belts have evolved considerably over the last few decades and now offer behavior and safety benefits, presenters said.
The expansion features the distribution and technical support for Bosch Coach Infotainment products in North America.
A hands-on team-building exercise, sessions and awards addressing safety and industry achievement, and a trade show showcasing the latest technology were some of the highlights at this year's NAPT conference.
Dan Allison, an occupational therapist and driving specialist, is honored with the award for his success in the personal mobility industry and for the training he provides to mobility device passengers.
Several transportation and safety representatives discuss with attendees the issue of illegal school bus passing and the importance of route planning and prevention with new technologies and practices.
Student transportation professionals are recognized for their remarkable dedication and service to the school bus industry. Awards are also presented to Zonar’s 2019 Don Carnahan Memorial grant recipients.
Creating an age-inclusive workplace culture, the importance of effective teams, and sharing knowledge were key discussions during the Sunday keynotes and sessions.
Susan Miller is recognized by Child Safety Network for her work with that organization and the Transportation Security Administration to bring security training to all the state’s districts.
Bobit Business Media, the parent company of School Bus Fleet, creates a new transportation industry event: America's Bus and Coach Expo.
Learn how Specialty Transportation expanded their school bus contracting business by 97 school buses through Daimler Truck Financial. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2s3bhUP
Olentangy Local School District's student population is growing fast. Getting driver feedback on routing and enhancing training help the district efficiently transport more than 10,000 students to and from school every day.
Mindy Feldbaum, the vice president of workforce programs at AARP Foundation, offers guidance on accommodating and retaining employees from a variety of age groups.