Manufacturing

Q&A: Blue Bird's Horlock Recaps 2016, Looks to New Year

We recently caught up with Blue Bird President and CEO Phil Horlock in between a fall vacation and the school bus OEM's annual dealer meeting to talk about the company's latest product launches and its corporate, publicly traded direction headed into 2017.

New Safety Device Saves Children’s Lives with Made in the U.S. Products, Creates More Jobs for Veterans

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Public Transportation Safety International (PTS), innovator of pedestrian safety, announces the release of its first safety shield for school buses that prevents fatalities and injuries to children. “On average, there are three to 12 preventable fatalities each year that occur under the rear wheels of school buses,” said Mark B. Barron, inventor of the shield and CEO of PST.

NAPT/NASDPTS: Trade Show Caps 2016 Summit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The 2016 NAPT Summit wrapped with a thrilling trade show that showcased the technology and hardware that will carry the industry into the new year. New buses. New safety tools. New student tracking software, the trade show gave student transporters a view of what's ahead. 

Trans Tech Launches New Type A Transit at NAPT Summit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Trans Tech unveiled its new 20-passenger, aerodynamic Trans Star school bus built on a Ford Transit chassis in both gasoline and diesel configurations at the 42nd Annual NAPT Summit Trade Show.

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Navistar Co-Brands Fleetrite Brakes with Meritor to Add Value

A new agreement with Meritor to create Fleetrite brake components exclusively for all Navistar applications, including IC Bus school buses, should answer any concerns customers have on the origin of the brake shoes or their quality, Navistar representatives told School Transportation News.

eLion, an Electric Bus for the Next Generation

Looking to be a role model for society, the eLion electric school bus from Lion Bus is quickly making headway in changing how school districts and the public view this form of alternative transportation.

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