23 May

Leonard Bus Sales Supporting Bus Road-eos Across N.Y. to Promote Driver Safety and Training

May 23, 2013, Deposit, N.Y., – It’s the time of year when school bus drivers across New York gather at the many bus “Road-eos” held throughout the state to test their skill and to focus on bus safety.  Leonard Bus Sales is a proud supporter and sponsor of these bus safety competitions organized by local chapters of the New York Association of Pupil Transportation and by the New York School Bus Contractors Association.

“These bus driving competitions are a great way for drivers to get together, hone their skill and focus on safety, which is the primary concern of the entire school bus industry,” said Leonard Bus Sales President Mike Leonard.  “Leonard Bus Sales is proud of our role supporting these Roadeos and promoting safe driving across the state.”

These events are widely attended by drivers from both school districts and contractors, and serve as friendly but serious competitions.  The recent Roadeo in Massena, N.Y., organized by the NYAPT North Chapter, was attended by drivers from nine separate school districts, including Massena Central School District, Brushton- Moira Central School District, Malone Central Schools, Norwood-Norfolk Central School District, Potsdam Central School District, Morristown Central School District, Saranac Lake Central School District, Edwards-Knox Central School District and First Student drivers from Gouverneur Central School District.

In the photo: The winners of the NYAPT North Road-eo in Massena were Tim Irwin from Potsdam Central Schools in Third Place, Joey Foster from Potsdam in Second Place, and Anthony Besaw from First Student in First Place.

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.