Blue Bird

We Bleed Blue

Our goal is to Design Build Sell Service the world's finest school bus.

We come to work every day with one common goal, to design, build, sell and service the world's finest school bus. That's what we do - no distractions, no competing priorities. We are heirs to a rich legacy, one of listening to our customers, embracing their needs, and delivering innovations that lead the market.

What We Stand For...


We commit ourselves to four driving priorities:

  • Safety
  • Quality
  • Durability
  • Serviceability

We embody the interests of every child that rides us, every driver that drives us, every service technician that services us and every district that buys us.

More than a business, this work is our heritage, and we have been at it since 1927 – that’s purpose driven.

Meet Our Executives

Chief Executive Officer
Phil Horlock
Chief Executive Officer
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Britton Smith
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Chief Financial Officer
Razvan Radulescu
Chief Financial Officer
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Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Ted Scartz
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
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Chief Operating Officer
Jeff Sanfrey
Chief Operating Officer
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President & CEO of Micro Bird
Eric Boulé
President & CEO of Micro Bird
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At Blue Bird,

we are singularly focused.

We are singularly focused on building and selling school buses that customers want and value.

The safety of school children is at the center of all that we do.

We will strive every day, just as we have since 1927, to provide an unparalleled and affordable product.

Promise 1

We will be easy to do business with.

Promise 2

We will be responsive to our customers' wants and needs.

Promise 3

We will provide prompt after-sale support in parts and service through a professional, highly qualified, distribution network.

Promise 4

We will make customer satisfaction our top priority

About Blue Bird Corporation

We offer a Complete Line of Buses

From Type A and C, to Type D school buses in a variety of options, configurations, and power train choices. 

Since 1927, Blue Bird Corporation has continued to set industry standards with its innovative design and manufacturing capabilities.  Additionally, Blue Bird provides comprehensive financial solutions through Blue Bird Capital Services. 

Today, Blue Bird has more than 1,500 employees, Georgia-based manufacturing facilities and an extensive network of Dealers and Parts & Service facilities throughout North America. Its global presence can be seen in more than 60 countries through sales into Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East.

Blue Bird

School Bus Foundation, Inc.

The Blue Bird School Bus Foundation Inc. (“Foundation”) is a Georgia nonprofit corporation with the mission to bring enrichment to charities services in our community and region in which we work and live. 

The Goal

To assist in the furtherance of certain charitable purposes and organizations as determined by the Board of Directors. More specifically, the Foundation will serve as a receptacle for charitable gifts, grants and contributions and aims to identify various charities on a semi-annual basis to be supported by the Foundation. 

The Hope

To foster alliances and increase awareness of the charity’s charter and oversee the distribution of funds on an ongoing basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Safety is very important to Blue Bird. We are committed to manufacturing the safest vehicles on the road. School districts and school transportation contractors hire and train drivers, not the bus manufacturer. For compliments, inquiries or complaints regarding a bus driver’s behavior or an experience with a school bus, please contact the school district’s transportation department. 

For compliments or complaints about a bus driver’s behavior, please contact your local school district’s transportation department.

Blue Bird is the bus manufacturer. Please contact the school district associated with the bus for information on lost and found.

Blue Bird is the bus manufacturer. We are unable to provide transportation services to your child. Please contact your local school district’s transportation office regarding bus policy and service.

Blue Bird manufactures buses. We do not lease or rent buses. To lease or rent a bus, please contact your local Blue Bird dealer. They may offer the service or can recommend a service provider.

We love our bus enthusiasts! You can shop for a variety of different products in our online store. We also offer customizable merchandise for dealers.

Due to safety regulations, Blue Bird does not currently offer tours to the general public. If you are part of a transportation department or business which plans to purchase Blue Bird buses, contact your local dealer to schedule a tour.

Blue Bird does offer an internship program in many areas, including Sales & Marketing, Finance, Engineering, Purchasing, Manufacturing and more. Visit our careers page to see if there are internship opportunities available.

If you need help selecting a model, you can use our bus selector tool. To find a dealer in the United States or Canada you can use our dealer locator tool.

As the leading manufacturer of alternative fuel school buses, we know just how much drivers love our buses. Please contact your school district’s transportation department or your local Blue Bird dealer to discuss test drives.

For buses that are model year 1995 and older, your dealer must request a diagram; they won’t be available on Vantage search. For most buses that are model year 1996 and newer, you can find diagrams here.

Thanks for your interest! Please visit the supplier portal for more information and to learn how to do business with us.


At Blue Bird, we are fully committed to safety and only put vehicles on the road that are fully tested and certified. Please see the Alternative Fuels page for more information.

Please see our Parts and Service page or contact your local Blue Bird dealer to find the best replacement parts for your bus.
Links to warranty information for other vehicle equipment manufacturers may be found on Vantage. The manufacturers’ warranty data within those sites are provided solely by, and are the responsibility of, those manufacturers and are not part of Blue Bird’s limited warranties.

Latest News

Blue Bird Selected to Receive $80 Million Federal Grant to Expand Electric Vehicle Manufacturing

U.S. Department of Energy Conversion Grant Advances Manufacturing of Clean Student Transportation and High-tech Workforce Development
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Industry-first Standardization of Seat Belts, Driver Air Bag and Other Safety Features
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Company Strengthens Position as Employer of Choice
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Blue Bird Expands Leadership of Sales and Marketing Organization

Tim Gordon Appointed SVP, Sales and Marketing - Albert Burleigh Appointed VP, North America Bus Sales - Jenna Van Harpen Appointed VP, National Fleet Sales
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More Than 40,000 Low-Emission School Buses Deployed Since 2012
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