17 Apr

Lancaster Central Schools among first in the nation to receive IC Bus’s new AE Series school bus from Leonard Bus Sales

April 17, 2013, Deposit, N.Y. – Leonard Bus Sales announced this week that they continuing to deliver some of the first IC Bus™ AE Series Type-A school buses to school districts across New York with Lancaster Central Schools among one of the first to receive the new cutting-edge AE Series school bus.

“We could not be happier that our customers are among the first in the country to put these new IC Bus™ AE Series Type-A school buses to work,” said Leonard Bus Sales President Mike Leonard. “Our customers have been looking forward to getting these buses into service and taking advantage of the versatility and reliability that comes from the industry’s first fully integrated Type-A school bus.”

Photo caption:  Lancaster Central Schools Transportation Director Bob Mowry is seen here receiving the new AE Series from sales representative Dave Rindo of Leonard Bus Sales.

Among the first school districts in New York State to receive the new fully integrated AE Series by IC Bus™ was Lancaster Central Schools.

The fully integrated AE Series by IC Bus™ offers a longer life-cycle, which is good news for school districts looking to stretch every dollar.  The AE Series is extremely versatile with a seating capacity of between 14 and 36 passengers allowing school districts to service special needs children and get maximum use out of its world-renowned chassis.  The Maxxforce® 7 engine supplies 220 hp to the AE Series and is covered by an easy-tilt hood.  The AE Series comes standard with features like “leave no student behind post-trip inspection system” and soft-ride parabolic suspension.

“Like all our products, Leonard Bus Sales will provide experienced and professional staff to train school districts on the unique qualities of the fully integrated AE Series by IC Bus,” said Mike Leonard.  “Customers that purchase the fully integrated AE Series will get unparalleled customer support from our team and IC Bus™ at every stage of the vehicle’s life cycle.”

About IC Bus: IC Bus, LLC of Lisle, Ill., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navistar, Inc. (NYSE: NAV). The nation’s largest integrated manufacturer of school buses, IC Bus is a global leader in passenger protection, chassis design, engines and ergonomics. The company is also a producer of commercial buses. All IC Bus buses are sold, serviced and supported through a renowned dealer network that offers an integrated customer program encompassing parts, training and service. Additional information is available at www.icbus.com.

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 services.  Leonard Bus Sales is a leading-distributor of IC BusTM brand buses, Trans Tech and Champion.  The company is headquartered in Deposit, NY and operates four additional full-service facilities in Saratoga Springs, Rome, Bergen and Garden City Park, NY.  www.leonardbus.com