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 43rd Annual Conference: Discover New Ideas in Columbus, Ohio November 3-7.

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 Conference, 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 2017 Winners!

  • 1st place — Bryce Ivie — Utah Highway Patrol, Utah
  • 2nd place — Craig Baker — Wilkes County School, North Carolina
  • 3rd place — Michael Schreiner — Apple Valley USD, California
  • 1st Place — Jeremiah Bradberry — Cobb County School District, Georgia
  • 2nd Place — Larry Horton — East Peoria School District, Illinois
  • 3rd Place — Michael Brewer — Carmel Unified School, California
This year's event hosted 25 participants representing 16 states and one Canadian province. Congratulations to all participants on a job well done!