June 7, 2016, Deposit, NY — Leonard Bus Sales staff recently gathered with Transportation Supervisors, Head Mechanics, and Technicians from across the state for the company’s semiannual Transportation Advisory Forums.
Leonard Bus Sales worked closely with its school transportation partners to develop an education and training program that ensured participants were able to engage in hands-on workshops and gained in-depth knowledge of various focus areas including, but not limited to, brake maintenance and repair, and the latest school bus safety threats facing today’s bus drivers — attendees were provided professional development opportunities on preventing student door dragging presented by Betty Hughes of PTSI.
“I think we had the largest turnout – ever – for this year’s Transportation Advisory Forums,” said Leonard Bus Sales Director of Fixed Operations, Rob Stiteler. “It is a testament to our commitment to make it easy for our school transportation partners, but also our customers’ commitment to ensuring they are familiar with the latest school bus technologies and advancements.”
The forums are an integral part of Leonard Bus Sales’ ongoing commitment to provide our school district partners with award-winning customer support across the state. The Transportation Advisory Forums are designed with the customers in mind and tailored to meet their needs.
“We are committed to embracing and driving positive change to help our school transportation partners to do their job and most importantly, keep their school buses the safest way to travel to and from school each day, said Leonard Bus Sales Vice President, Jon Leonard.”
Leonard Bus Sales, Inc. is owned and operated by the Leonard family, a recognized leader in the distribution and support of quality, environmentally-friendly school buses. A third generation family owned business, Leonard Bus Sales has been providing cost-saving fleet management services and award-winning customer support for over fifty years. Leonard Bus Sales is a leading distributor of IC BusTM brand buses in Upstate New York. The company also distributes Type-A school buses from Trans Tech throughout New York. Leonard Bus Sales is headquartered in Deposit, NY and operates four full-service facilities in Bergen, Rome, Saratoga Springs and a Trans Tech Type-A facility in Garden City Park, N.Y.