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Blue Bird Announces Allison Extended Warranty at NAPT Summit

Allison Transmission warranty extended to 7 years for all new Blue Bird bus orders


Kansas City, MO. (November 8, 2016) — At the NAPT Summit, Blue Bird announced that Allison 2000 Pupil Transport Series™ (PTS) transmissions will feature an extended warranty of 7 years, unlimited miles- a substantial upgrade from the previous base warranty of 5 years, unlimited miles.


“We are excited to offer this level of coverage to our customers, and are pleased to work with Allison on extending the warranty offered on their line of 2000 PTS series transmissions,” said Phil Horlock, President and CEO of Blue Bird Corporation. “This action aligns with our goal to provide the best buses in the industry, with proven reliability and support from our supply partners.”


Along with this announcement, Blue Bird showcased many products and partnerships at their booth, including the NAPT debut of the all-new Vision CNG bus, a Vision diesel bus equipped with a Cummins V5.0 engine, a Micro Bird G5 propane-powered bus, and a Micro Bird T-Series bus. Other displays in the booth included the new Eaton Procision transmission offering, Cummins V5.0 engine, Hendrickson suspensions, Ford/ROUSH CleanTech powertrains, Bendix Electronic Stability Control and Blue Bird parts and service.


The new extended warranty on Allison transmissions will be 7 years, unlimited miles and will be standard on the 2000 PTS series delivered by Allison to Blue Bird starting January 1st, 2017. For more information, contact your local Blue Bird dealer.


About Blue Bird Corporation: Blue Bird (Nasdaq: BLBD) is the leading independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, with more than 550,000 buses sold since its formation in 1927 and approximately 180,000 buses in operation today. Blue Bird’s longevity and reputation in the school bus industry have made it an iconic American brand. Blue Bird distinguishes itself from its principal competitors by its singular focus on the design, engineering, manufacture and sale of school buses and related parts. As the only manufacturer of chassis and body production specifically designed for school bus applications, Blue Bird is recognized as an industry leader for school bus innovation, safety, product quality/reliability/durability, operating costs and drivability. In addition, Blue Bird is the market leader in alternative fuel applications with its propane-powered and compressed natural gas-powered school buses. Blue Bird manufactures school buses at two facilities in Fort Valley, Georgia. Its Micro Bird joint venture operates a manufacturing facility in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada. Service and after-market parts are distributed from Blue Bird’s parts distribution center located in Delaware, Ohio. For more information on Blue Bird’s complete line of buses, visit www.blue-bird.com.


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For more information:
Justyne Lobello
(478) 822-2763
justyne.lobello@blue-bird.com

As a Blue Bird customer for over 25 years, our district has a solid Blue Bird fleet of the Vision, All American and Micro Bird buses. We choose to standardize our fleet to solely Blue Bird because of the quality of the buses. Our Blue Bird school buses are dependable, our drivers love driving the buses and we receive excellent parts and service support from Blue Bird and our local dealer, New York Bus Sales.
Fred Paye
Director of Transportation
Hilton Central School District
Hilton, NY

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