America's Best

Each year the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) holds the America's Best Training & Skills Challenge. For 15 years the America's Best program has offered training and a skills challenge for the technicians and inspectors in the school bus industry. In addition to hands-on training relevant to their specific area of expertise, participants have an opportunity to connect with all of the industry suppliers involved in America's Best. In between all of the training activities, participants demonstrated their technical skills and knowledge as they rotated through written exams administered by ASE and various hands-on stations. 

2019 Event Details

This year's event will take place December 6-8 at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in Cypress, TX (outside of Houston). The event will not take place in conjunction with our Annual Conference & Trade Show this year. If you or someone you know is the winner of their local event, please contact NAPT® Region 5 Director Theresa Anderson at for additional details.

Register Here

Hotel Info:
Tru by Hilton Cypress Houston
$85/$95 per night
Room Reservations

Congratulations 2018 Winners!

  • 1st Place: Kyle Shanahan, Colorado
  • 2nd Place: Aaron Brooks, West Virginia
  • 3rd Place: Jerrod Jacobs, Texas
  • 1st Place: Zach Davis, Colorado
  • 2nd Place: Travis Fackrell, Utah
  • 3rd Place: Carl Landis, Arkansas
Many thanks to the America's Best Committee for organizing another great event; to the transportation of team at Lee's Summit R7 Schools (MO), and of course, congratulations to our 2018 winners!