September 19, 2014, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – Leonard Bus Sales recently delivered a variety of new, clean diesel and gas school buses to Galway Central Schools, allowing the district to update its fleet and improve efficiency at the same time. The district received four new 72 passenger Cummins-power clean diesel IC Bus brand CE series buses, and two new 20 passenger Trans Tech ST Aeros that run on gasoline. In addition, the district took ownership of three buses it had been leasing.
“Having the right array of buses in our fleet will help us do our job more efficiently,” said Galway CSD Transportation Supervisor Mike Sherman. “These new buses will not only run cleaner than the ones we’re replacing, but will allow us to use the appropriate size vehicle for each job. This is just the start of Galway working with Leonard Bus Sales to keep our fleet up to date and as efficient as possible, and that’s all thanks to the voters of the district.”
Earlier this year, school district voters approved a fleet upgrade, which allowed the district to retire three buses that were a decade old and replace these with new, clean diesel buses with higher capacity. The new 20 passenger Trans Tech buses also replaced Chevy Suburbans with less seating capacity. Now, the district has the right vehicles for its current needs, with reduced emissions and improved efficiency. Along with the new buses, Galway will also receive the industry-leading support for which Leonard Bus Sales is known.
“We always say that the best way to improve efficiency and to green-up your fleet is to replace older buses with new, fuel efficient ones,” said Leonard Bus Sales’ Director of Marketing Jon Leonard. “By updating their fleet, Galway schools will not only reduce emissions, but they’ll be able to more efficiently manage their current fleet and keep it performing better. And the entire team at Leonard Bus Sales is here to help give them all the support and fleet management advice they need.”
In the photo: Galway CSD Transportation Supervisor Mike Sherman, Mechanic Scott Holbrook, Mechanic Bill Clark, Superintendent Shannon Shine, Business Manager Tim Hilker.
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 and commercial buses. A third generation family-owned business, Leonard Bus Sales has nearly 50 years of experience providing cost-saving fleet management and award-winning customer support. Leonard Bus Sales is a leading-distributor of IC BusTM brand buses in Upstate New York. The company also distributes Type-A school and commercial buses from Trans Tech throughout New York and Type-A commercial buses from Champion Bus in Upstate New York. The company 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. — www.leonardbus.com.