Blue Bird 2009 Dealer Awards Announced

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FORT VALLEY, Ga. (December 17, 2009) – Blue Bird’s first-class dealer network boasts some of the oldest and most respected dealers in the school bus industry. With that, Blue Bird Corporation is pleased to announce the dealer award winners for 2009.

This year’s distinguished Dealer of the Year award goes to Bryson Sales and Service, Utah which is also celebrating its 40th anniversary as an exclusive Authorized Blue Bird Dealer. Throughout the years, Bryson has garnered valuable relationships in the markets it represents, earning them outstanding market share levels in both Utah and Nevada in 2009. In addition, Greg Bryson, President of Bryson Sales & Service has served tirelessly on the Blue Bird Dealer Advisory Council Service Subcommittee since its inception and recently reinvested in the Blue Bird brand by acquiring the Washington Primary Market Area.

Those dealers who were chosen for Best in Region accumulated the highest accolades amongst all dealers in their respective region.

Region 1 American Bus & Coach
Region 2 Central States Bus Sales
Region 3 Ross Transportation
Region 4 Wisconsin Bus Sales
Region 5 Bryson Sales and Service
Region 6 North Central Bus Sales

Best in Bus award winners received high marks in various business areas as well as achieved excellence in customer service and satisfaction.

Region 1- Northeast: American Bus & Coach, M.A. Brightbill Body Works, New York Bus Sales

Region 2- Southeast: Central States Bus Sales, Central States Bus Sales of Arkansas, Florida Transportation Systems

Region 3- South Central: Blue Star Bus Sales, Kansas Truck Equipment Co., Ross Bus & Equipment Sales Ross Transportation, Tillery Chevrolet-GMC

Region 4- Mid-West: Blue Bird of Pittsburgh, Cardinal Bus Sales & Service, Hartley’s School Buses, Holland Motor Home & Bus Co.

Region 5- West: A-Z Bus Sales, Bryson Sales & Service, Canyon State Bus Sales, Elder Equipment Leasing, Trailer Craft, Western Bus Sales

Region 6- Canada: Fairway Specialty Vehicles, Bus Sales of Saskatoon, North Central Bus Sales, United Truck Body Co.

About Blue Bird:
Blue Bird offers a complete line of Type A, C and D school & activity buses in a variety of options and configurations. For over 80 years, Blue Bird Corporation has continued to set industry standards with its innovative design and manufacturing capabilities. Today, Blue Bird has over 1,600 employees, three U.S. Georgia-based manufacturing facilities, Blue Bird Financial Services, and an extensive network of dealers and service-parts facilities throughout North America. Blue Bird’s global presence can be seen in more than 60 countries through sales into Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. Please visit the Blue Bird Web site at www.blue-bird.com.