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BLUE BIRD CORPORATION ANNOUNCES 2013 DEALER AWARD WINNERS

[image: thumbnail]Fort Valley, Georgia (December 23, 2013) - Blue Bird Corporation is pleased to recognize its 2013 Dealer Award recipients. Recently announced at the Blue Bird Dealer Meeting in Clearwater Beach, Florida, 34 Dealers were honored for their exceptional sales and service performance throughout 2013. A-Z Bus Sales of California and Hawaii took top honors as the 2013 Blue Bird Dealer of the Year. Throughout the past year, A-Z Bus Sales grew its already commanding market share and quadrupled its year-over-year propane bus sales, all while providing its customers with first-class customer service, parts support and training. A-Z Bus Sales was also a recipient of the 2013 Propane Autogas Leadership award.

“Blue Bird and its dealers had a record-breaking year in 2013,” said Phil Horlock, president and CEO of Blue Bird Corporation. “Blue Bird’s market share has continued to grow aggressively and our dealers have been a driving factor in this success. We commend our award-winning dealers for their commitment to provide school districts and contractors across North America with the highest level of service and support. Blue Bird also congratulates A-Z Bus Sales on their achievement as our 2013 Blue Bird Dealer of the Year. This is a well-deserved honor for the A-Z Bus Sales team. They have been delivering outstanding performance for Blue Bird for over 25 years.”

“2013 was a strong year for A-Z Bus Sales,” said Jim Reynolds, CEO of A-Z Bus Sales and five-year dealer representative on Blue Bird’s Dealer Advisory Council. “Our entire dealership team deserves recognition for the hard work and dedication required to achieve this honor.”

Blue Bird also congratulates the following award-winning dealerships:

 

BEST IN REGION AWARD WINNERS - #1 PERFORMER FROM EACH REGION

 

 

Northeast

Bird Bus Sales, New York City, Long Island, Lower Hudson Valley

Southeast/Central

Yancey Bus Sales, GA

Midwest

Holland Bus Company, MI

West

A-Z Bus Sales, CA and HI

Canada/Northern Plains

Girardin Ontario, Ontario


BEST IN BUS AWARD WINNERS – TOP PERFORMERS IN EACH REGION

 

Northeast     Midwest
Bird Bus Sales, New York City, Long Island, Lower Hudson Valley Cardinal Bus Sales and Service, OH
Hoover Truck and Bus Centers, NJ Central States Bus Sales, MO
I.G. Burton and Company, DE, MD, DC Holland Bus Company, MI
New York Bus Sales, Upstate NY School Bus Sales Co., IA

 

Southeast/Central West
Blue Bird Bus Sales of Pittsburgh, PA A-Z Bus Sales, CA, HI
Burroughs Bus Sales, MS Blue Star Bus Sales, West TX
Busworx, AL Bryson Sales & Service, UT, NV, ID
Florida Transportation Systems, FL Canyon State Bus Sales, AZ
Gregory Poole Equipment, NC Colorado/West Equipment, CO
Kansas Truck Equipment Co., KS Western Bus Sales, OR
Ross Bus and Equipment Sales, LA  
Ross Transportation, Inc., OK  
Yancey Bus Sales, GA  

 

 

Canada/Northern Plains
A. Girardin, Quebec
Bus Sales of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Elder Equipment, WY
Fairway Specialty Vehicles, Manitoba
Girardin Ontario, Ontario
North Central Bus Sales, MN and SD
United Truck Body Co, Northeastern MN

PROPANE AUTOGAS LEADERSHIP AWARD

A-Z Bus Sales, CA
Canyon State Bus Sales, AZ
Central States Bus Sales, MO
Rush Bus Centers, Eastern TX
School Lines, Inc., CT
Wisconsin Bus Sales, WI

 

SERVICE AWARD – NUMBER OF YEARS OF SERVICE AS A BLUE BIRD DEALER 

65 Years I.G. Burton & Company, DE, MD, DC
40 Years Hartley's School Buses, MT, ND
30 Years Fairway Specialty Vehicles, MB
  Florida Transportation Systems, FL
10 Years New York Bus Sales, Upstate NY
5 Years Rush Bus Centers, East TX

 

For more information regarding Blue Bird’s complete line of school buses, visit your local Blue Bird dealer or www.blue-bird.com.

Posted on 2013-12-23

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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