Meet the 2017 STN Garage Star Nominees

Earlier this year, we called for nominations of outstanding fleet management professionals as candidates for profiles in the August issue of School Transportation News magazine. Sixty-five total entries were received from school districts, private bus companies, vehicle dealers and vendors. Space in the magazine permitted only 10 of these individuals to be featured in this second-annual installment. However, we have here reproduced the list of all 65 nominees in the order they were received so they may be recognized and appreciated.

Navistar's OnCommand Connection Telematics Solution Becomes Available

WALCOTT, Iowa – Navistar announced that its integrated OnCommand® Connection Telematics solution, launched in March, is now available for purchase. It offers truck and bus drivers and fleets an easy-to-use, comprehensive, one-price solution that can help drastically cut the cost of vehicle maintenance, while seamlessly handling virtually all federal and state compliance needs.

PTSI Dispatcher Training Comes to STN EXPO

RENO, Nev. - Retired with several titles and 43 years in school transportation operations, Public Transportation Safety Institute trainer Betty Hughes provided attendees with the right tools to optimize dispatching through effective communication during a special training session on Saturday at the STN EXPO.

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John McKinney Purchases Midwest Transit Equipment

KANKAKEE, Il.- Midwest Transit Equipment, a 41 year old school and commercial bus distributor corporately located in Kankakee, IL, announced it has sold the stock of its company to John McKinney, former President of Navistar’s Global Bus division and an investment group led by Brightwater Partners of Wheaton, IL.