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.

First Student, Bridgestone Sign 5-Year $110M Supply Deal

One of the largest international transportation providers joined forces with the world's largest tire and rubber good manufacturer when FirstGroup plc, the UK-based parent company to North American school bus contractor First Student, signed a five-year, $110-million supply deal with Bridgestone Tire Group. 

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REV Group Acquires Midwest Automotive Designs

MILWAUKEE, WI – REV Group (NYSE: REVG), a $2+ billion manufacturer of industry-leading specialty vehicle brands and leading provider of parts and services, today announced the acquisition of Midwest Automotive Designs (“Midwest”), a leading custom van “upfitter” that develops and manufactures luxury vehicles for end segments including motorhomes, shuttle vans, limousines, and customized executive transportation vehicles. This acquisition enhances REV’s product offerings in both its Recreation and Commercial segments through the RV and bus divisions, by adding a selection of Class B RVs and multiple products for the luxury Limousine, Charter and Tour (“LCT”) bus markets, respectively.

Roll in, Roll Out: Readers Report Bus Purchasing Trends

The latest survey from School Transportation News explored the topic of school bus purchasing. More than 270 readers responded, expressing a range of opinions that broadened the understanding of the subject, especially in terms of vehicle replacement. 

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