22 Jul

NYAPT Convention Attendees Learn About the Value of Working with Leonard Bus Sales

July 22, 2014, Albany, N.Y. – Representatives from Leonard Bus Sales met with school district officials from across New York State at the New York Association of Pupil Transportation’s annual convention last week. The event, held at the Albany Marriot on Wolf Road and featuring a trade show on Monday, July 14, gave school district personnel a chance to learn more about the advances in clean diesel, and also about the buses carried by Leonard Bus Sales, including the only school bus manufactured in New York State — the Type-A bus by Trans Tech.

“The NYAPT gathering is always a great opportunity for us to meet up with people from an array of school districts, and talk to them about the award-winning customer support that Leonard Bus Sales provides our transportation partners,” said Leonard Bus Sales’ Director of Sales Frank Continetti. “They not only get to learn about today’s clean diesel engine options and about our lines from IC Bus and Trans Tech, but they also get to see firsthand our commitment to go beyond the bus and be their partner and trusted advisor.”

On the floor of the conference’s trade show, attendees could visit the Leonard Bus Sales’ display booth to learn more about today’s clean diesel buses, which are 95% cleaner than the buses of just 10 years ago. Now, with the addition of the Cummins ISB 6.7-Liter engine to the choices available in the IC Bus brand CE Series, Leonard Bus Sales truly has the broadest clean diesel line-up in the industry.

Attendees also got to find out more about the toughness of Trans Tech Type-A buses, which are built with a bolted safety cage shell around the passengers and pan-formed floors that provide big-bus strength. And, school district personnel were also able to see why Leonard Bus Sales has received so many awards for its customer support.

“Our entire team is committed to giving the best support in the business, from sales and service, to parts and fleet-management advice, all with our one-stop-shop approach,” said Continetti. “That support brings value to the customer for the life of the vehicle and makes their fleet more energy efficient, more financially affordable and, most importantly, more safe. That’s why we’re proud to lead the industry in customer support.”

Leonard Bus Sales is also proud of its decades of support and participation in the annual NYAPT conference, which this year ran July 13 through July 16 and included presentations, seminars, and the trade show.

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.