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Blue Bird Posts Strong FY2018 Despite Rising Tariff Costs

Blue Bird surpassed $1 billion in total revenue for the year, and posted a nearly 3-percent increase in new school bus sales despite higher...
Exhaust coming from a school bus tailpipe.

Widespread Support of EPA Proposal to Update NOx Rules

By and large, the school bus industry is supportive of the new EPA Cleaner Trucks Initiative for standardizing emissions regulations for oxides of nitrogen...

Tire Prices to Increase in 2019

Michelin North America has joined other manufacturers in increasing its tire prices to counterbalance the rise in operating costs, plus other market factors. On Nov....

Propane School Bus Funding Discussed Amid Hike in Calif. Sales Tax

ROUSH CleanTech hosted its third of three roadshows this week to showcase its new near-zero emissions, propane-powered school buses that are now available to...
Navistar logo over grille of IC Bus

Navistar, Technical Schools Address Garage Shortage

Amid a growing school bus and truck driver shortage nationwide, transportation garages are also suffering from a lack of skilled workers. Navistar announced a...

American Yellow School Bus Comes to South Korea

Trans Tech Bus, Inc. announced that South Korea students under the age of 13 are now riding to and from school on the country’s...

Dana Spicer Single Rear Drive Axle Standard on IC Bus

Navistar and Dana Spicer announced this week that the Spicer drive axles are now standard on all IC Bus CE and RE series models,...
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Thomas Built Buses Taking Orders on new Detroit Diesel Engines

A much-anticipated day for school bus manufacturer Thomas Built Buses has arrived, as the High Point, North Carolina company announced that orders are now...
Cummins and EDI logo

Cummins Acquires EDI, Increases Electrification Capabilities

It’s business as usual for a partnership to develop all-electric school buses for Blue Bird amid a bid by Cummins, Inc. to acquire Efficient...
California Energy Commission Grant website.

CEC Grant New Effort to Replace School Buses

A “pre-application workshop” is being held Tuesday morning to share information on the $78.7 million in grant funding from the California Energy Commission to...

September 2019

This technology issue covers onboard tablets, disruptions in the industry, new emerging technology and the industry’s Super...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

Find the latest vehicle production data, state student ridership and budget reports, industry trends and contact information...