Another national trade show has come and gone, with school bus manufacturers and suppliers headed to their respective corners of the country, but not before showing their wares to hundreds of student transporters in Columbus, Ohio.
Whether you are a school bus transportation private contractor, or a public school bus transportation operator, there are many advantages to attending an industry-wide school bus supplier trade show.
Atlanta, Ga.— The first North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show), a new concept commercial vehicle industry trade show focused on truck & trailer manufacturers and commercial vehicle parts and components suppliers, hosted 439 exhibitors covering 370,000 square feet of net exhibition space at the Georgia World Congress Center. Thirty percent of exhibitors are headquartered outside of the United States. A total of 6,000 unique visitors and 9,000 visits for the four-day show represented industry leaders, suppliers, top fleet owners and managers and 234 accredited international journalists. Top OEMs and solutions providers released their latest innovations, including hybrid and electric powered trucks, cutting-edge customizable trucks and trailers, advanced driver assistance systems, fuel efficiency equipment, safety technologies and high-quality truck accessories at the sold-out show.
Colton Unified School District east of Los Angeles is joining a growing number of student transporters in testing ZEVs as it prepares to employ two Type-C, all-electric school buses from Creative Bus Sales and Starcraft into route service this month.
All Thomas Built Buses operating in Virginia now comply with a state requirement for parking brake interlocks, the OEM’s school bus dealer there said.
The Trade Show was the focus for STN EXPO attendees on Tuesday. Over 100 vendors were in attendance, several new products were shown, and Blue Bird unveiled two new electric school buses.