October 11, 2013, Deposit, N.Y. – It’s something everyone at Leonard Bus Sales takes special pride in: safety at the company’s service facilities across the state. In recent weeks, that was the reason to gather and celebrate again, as the technicians and managers at Leonard Bus Sales Saratoga held a safety luncheon marking their facility’s 6th consecutive quarter without a lost-time incident – that’s over 550 days.
To promote the company’s active safety program, Leonard Bus Sales hosts safety gatherings like this whenever a facility reaches another 90 day milestone without a lost time mishap.
“These gatherings bring everyone together for a well-earned lunch and serve as a good reminder of all the safety practices we follow every day,” said Luke Caruso, the lead technician at the LBS Saratoga facility. “Safety lunches are always much appreciated by all.”
Safety luncheons have become a common occurrence across the company in recent years. Leading the facility safety record count, with the most consecutive days without an incident, is the Leonard Bus Sales facility in Rome, with over 1150 days without an incident. The Deposit facility staff is not far behind, recently breaking the 1000 day mark. The rest of the facilities, with their current safety mark, are: Brushton, with over 640 days without an incident; Saratoga with over 550; Bergen with over 240; and the new facility in Garden City Park with more than 215.
“Ensuring the safety of our buses and our employees is the most important thing we do,” said Leonard Bus Sales President Mike Leonard. “That’s why we focus on safety as a rule, why we talk about it, and why we celebrate it. It gives me great pride when we get to host another facility safety luncheon. It means we are doing our jobs and we are doing it right.”
In the photo: LBS New Bus Technician Gary Yavaniski operates grill at a recent Saratoga safety luncheon.
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 additional full-service facilities in Saratoga Springs, Rome, Bergen, and a Trans Tech Type-A facility in Garden City Park, N.Y. — www.leonardbus.com