25 Mar '13, 2pm

Blue Bird CEO: Propane Bus Sales Will Grow This Year

The school bus industry has been hit with tough fiscal conditions over the past few years. School bus sales have declined significantly, and many districts have made cuts in transportation service that have reduced the number of buses they need. Still, Phil Horlock, president and CEO of Blue Bird Corp., sees reasons to be optimistic. The manufacturer has sparked much interest in its propane buses, and orders are on the increase. Also, in March, Blue Bird’s redesigned Type D buses go into full production. Horlock joined Blue Bird in January 2010 following more than 30 years with Ford Motor Co., where he held a number of executive positions in finance and operations, with global responsibilities. In this interview with SBF Executive Editor Thomas McMahon, Horlock discusses propane and other alternative fuels, analyzes the state of school bus sales in general, and shares insi...

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