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German Automotive Manufacturer Fined for Role in Volkswagen Emissions Fraud

A federal court in Detroit sentenced a German company to pay a $35 million criminal penalty for its role in the Volkswagen diesel emissions...
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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 school...
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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...
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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...

November 2019

Greg Jackson of Jefferson County Schools poses with a Blue Bird School Bus
Meet our 2019 Transportation Director of the Year, Greg Jackson, from Jefferson County Schools in Colorado. This...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

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