Meet Our Original Equipment
Manufacturer (OEM) Members

Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Members

NSTA's Original Equipment Manufacturer Partners are comprised of top school bus industry manufacturers across the United States. Just like NSTA, OEMs are committed to the safe and efficient transportation of students. See the below list of our wonderful OEM partners.



Blue Bird Corportation

Jenna Van Harpen - Executive Director of Fleet and Chassis Sales
3920 Arkwright Road Macon, GA 31210 | Phone: (478) 822-2147 |

For over 90 years, Blue Bird has been the leading independent designer and manufacturer of school buses. With more
than 550,000 buses sold since our founding in 1927, our longevity and reputation in the school bus industry have made us an iconic American brand. As the only manufacturer of chassis and body production specifically designed for school bus applications, Blue Bird aims to be on the leading edge of technological advances to offer the best safety and serviceability options in the market. In addition, Blue Bird is the leader in alternative fuel applications with its propane, gasoline, CNG and Electric school buses. Blue Bird manufactures school buses at two facilities in Fort Valley, Georgia, and our Micro Bird joint venture operates a manufacturing facility in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada. To learn more about Blue Bird’s buses, visit



IC Bus

Trish Reed
2701 Navistar Drive • Lisle, IL 60532
Phone: (331) 332-6044 •

At IC Bus, we design and build our buses with the highest quality products to travel longer and without roadblocks. We’re driven to be a partner you can count on with best-in-class customer service and support, and up-to-date technology like OnCommand® Connection. As the industry leader, we always think about creating excellence now and for the future generations. Built on a solid foundation of value and safety, the flagship CE Series is a pioneer in customer choice. IC Bus now offers electronic stability control and collision mitigation technology on all IC Bus models and is the only OEM that provides collision mitigation technology with both active and passive safety features. A favorite of drivers, passengers, and managers alike, the IC Bus CE Series continues to pave the way as the most popular passenger bus on the road. The power of choice is the strongest asset of the CE Series with our trusted, industry leading Cummins B6.7 diesel engines, PSI 8.8L propane engines and the PSI 8.8L gasoline engines. IC offers customization from engines, transmissions and all the way to variable seating options.



Thomas Built Buses

Ken Hedgecock / Jim Crowcroft / Kim Alston
1408 Courtesy Road • High Point, NC 24260
Phone: (336) 471-6538 • Fax: (336) 881-7200 • •

Here at Thomas Built Buses, we are committed to providing safe and reliable transportation for America’s most precious cargo: our children. And that commitment has been our driving force for more than 100 years. You’ll see it in everything that we do. We are hardworking and passionate about leading the industry with some of the latest innovations, safety features and alternative fuel choices in the market. Plus, we were the first school bus manufacturer to be completely zero-waste-to-landfill, building every bus to a high level of environmental standards. We are a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, a Daimler Company.  Headquartered in High Point, N.C., we operate several manufacturing plants producing Type A, C and D buses and Type D chassis. We produce school, commercial, specialty, childcare and activity buses which are distributed through a robust dealer network of over 50 dealers throughout North America. We are dedicated to providing the very best products for our customers and for the millions of children who ride our buses every day. Because at the end of the day, every mile matters.



Collins Bus Corporation

Joe Leggett
P.O. Box 2946 • Hutchinson, Kansas 67504
Phone: (620) 662-9000

For more than 50 years, Collins has been the trusted name among bus companies. From backpack to briefcase, from Type A school buses to today’s Collins commercial bus, we’ve helped the Johnny’s become John’s. We’ve been there for most every journey, and it’s because we deliver the strongest, safest engineering, alongside the most innovative and flexible bus models. It's for these reasons that our decades-old bus company has earned your trust, taking you, your precious cargo and your business to the next horizon.



The Lion Electric Co.

Peter Rego
41 University Drive • Newtown, PA 18940
Phone: (215) 478-1378
The Lion Electric Co. is an all-electric truck and bus manufacturer that meets the needs of an advanced society. The company’s rebranding positions Lion to continue its ascension as a global leader in electric transportation. The eLionC is more than just an electric school bus. In addition to its many economic benefits, the eLion stands out as the only zero-emission solution. The eLionC instills important values in younger generations by educating them on the importance of protecting the environment by using clean and renewable energy.

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