03 May

Spring Professional Development Series a Huge Success: Building Team Morale Among Topics Covered by Pupil Transportation Safety Institute Master Instructor

May 3, 2017, Deposit, NY – Leonard Bus Sales announced today that its four Professional Development Series events held in March and April were a resounding success.  Twice a year, Leonard Bus Sales holds high-level training and educational sessions for transportation supervisors and head mechanics at each of its four full-service facilities.

“Our professional development programs are specifically designed to make it easier for our customers to manage their fleets,” said Leonard Bus Sales Vice President, Jon Leonard.  “The high-level training and education sessions offered during our Professional Development Series help our school transportation partners to fully understand the advanced technology of today’s school buses and keep up with current industry trends.”

The highly-regarded Professional Development Series is a program established by Leonard Bus Sales to bring added value to its school transportation partners at no additional cost to them.  The program makes it easy for Leonard Bus Sales customers to acquire additional knowledge about today’s complex school buses, while addressing their fleet planning and management concerns.

The Spring 2017 Professional Development Series program included a presentation on building team morale and a session on Compliance vs Excellence by Master Instructor, and former school transportation director, Betty Hughes from the Pupil Transportation Safety Institute (PTSI) – the nation’s leading school bus safety educational organization.

Hands-on electrical diagnostics training was provided to head mechanics by Luis Munoz, a nationally-recognized school transportation training expert and Corporate Service Training Director for Leonard Bus Sales.  Luis has over twenty-years of technical training experience and worked with Penn State University via the Altoona Bus Research and Testing Center testing alternative fuel buses.  He also worked as a technician for twenty years.

Leonard Bus Sales’ Director of Sales & Marketing, Frank Continetti and Assistant Director of Sales & Marketing, Stacey Bruce also provided attendees with a comprehensive session on fleet planning, including the purpose of fleet planning, current rotation situations, common misconceptions, case studies, and effective plan communication strategies.

“The attendance during our Spring 2017 Professional Development Series was just fantastic,” concluded Leonard.  “It really speaks to the value of the information presented during these sessions and Leonard Bus Sales’ dedication to bring — beyond the bus — support to our school transportation partners.”

Leonard Bus Sales continues to work closely with its school transportation partners to ensure the Professional Development Series program is customized to address the challenges they face each day.

The company is already planning next fall’s Professional Development Series program.

Hands-on Diagnostics

Photo – Head mechanics receive hands-on electrical diagnostics training during the Spring 2017 Professional Development Series

About: 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 buses.  A third-generation family owned business, Leonard Bus Sales has been providing cost-saving fleet management services and award-winning customer support for over fifty-years.  Leonard Bus Sales is a leading distributor of IC BusTM brand buses in Upstate New York. The company also distributes Type-A school buses from Trans Tech throughout New York. Leonard Bus Sales 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.