America's Best

Each year the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) holds the America's Best Training & Skills Challenge, and this year's event was held jointly with NAPT's 42nd Annual Summit: Connecting What Matters in Kansas City, MO November 4-8.

For years the America's Best program has offered training and a skills challenge for the technicians and inspectors in the school bus industry. By bringing this unique event together with NAPT's Summit, participants have access to the premier school transportation conference in the nation. In addition to hands-on training through the America's Best program, we offer dozens of different workshops specifically designed for technicians and inspectors! Plus, participants have an opportunity to connect with all of the vendors involved in NAPT's Trade Show.

Congratulations 2016 Winners!

  • 1st - Aaron Dempsey - Okemos Public Schools, MI
  • 2nd - Spencer Paige - Clear creek isd, TX
  • 3rd - Donald Ertel - Virginia Beach City Public Schools, VA
  • 1st - Raymond Dickens - Kanawha County Schools, WV
  • 2nd - Ralph Trango - Wake County Public School System, NC
  • 3rd - Kevin Roe - Special School District, MO
This year there were 38 total participants representing 21 states and two Canadian provinces - British Columbia and Alberta. Congratulations to all participants on a job well done!