School Bus Fleet

November 2014

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64 S C H O O L B U S F L E E T • N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 4 K100 School Bus Fleets... Save money +Increase mileage +Run smooth Have less smoke and fuel related breakdowns. Join the K100 School Bus Fleet TODAY! K-100.COM 800.530.6935 Eliminating water in fuel since 1965 Visit us at booth #437 @ NAPT November 11, 2014 We Make Water Burn! TM THOMAS BUILT BUSES HATS, MODEL BUSES AND MORE! Items available are subject to change without notice. For your nearest Thomas Built Bus dealer, call 336-889-4871 or visit us at TBB/MC-A-067. Thomas Built Buses is registered to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004. Copyright © Daimler Trucks North America LLC. All rights reserved. Thomas Built Buses Inc., is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, a Daimler company. Coffee Tumbler 1+: $6.95 Die-Cast School Bus 1+: $25.95 Reflective Cap 1+: $7.75 To order, please visit our online store at To speak to a Customer Service Representative, please call our Thomas Built dedicated program rep at 503-488-4441. As an alternative, you can email us at: business watch Jason Kirkman (left) of Kirkman Bus Sales hands Blue Bird Propane Vision keys to Tom Jezersek of Southland Transportation. Canadian school bus contractor Southland Transportation re- cently added 101 Blue Bird Propane Vision buses to its existing propane autogas feet. The new Propane Vision buses, which are equipped with the ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel system and a Ford 6.8- liter engine, will transport students from the Calgary Board of Edu- cation and Medicine Hat School District No. 76 in Alberta. Southland Transportation frst started operating Blue Bird Pro- pane Vision buses in 2007. Offcials said that the company's corpo- rate commitment to the environment can be seen throughout all facets of the organization, from anti-idling initiatives to recycling programs. Southland Transportation buys 101 Blue Bird propane buses Summit Holdings acquires IC Bus dealership Summit Holdings, a holding company formed by the merg- er of Diamond Companies and Roberts Truck Center dealer- ships, has acquired Truck Center Inc., a commercial truck and IC Bus dealership in Tupelo, Mississippi, with a second location in Pontotoc. With the addition of Truck Center Inc., Summit Holdings now operates 31 locations in eight states.The company rep- resents International, IC Bus, and Ford commercial vehicles and Idealease lease and rental services. As locations of Sum- mit Truck Group, the Tupelo and Pontotoc locations will do business as Summit Truck Group of Tupelo. Seon acquired by Safe Fleet Safe Fleet has acquired Seon, manufacturer of video surveillance and feet manage- ment solutions for school and transit buses. Safe Fleet manu- factures safety- and productivi- ty-oriented components for the school bus, emergency vehicle, truck and trailer, utility vehicle and transit bus end markets. Seon's headquarters and main operations will remain in Coquitlam, British Columbia, and Terry Akiyama will con- tinue in his role as president. Seon will join complementary school and transit bus brands under the Safe Fleet umbrella, including Specialty Manufac- turing, Pretoria and Transpec.

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