DURHAM SCHOOL SERVICES BUS DRIVER PLACES IN SCHOOL BUS DRIVER INTERNATIONAL SAFETY COMPETITION
With over 500,000 bus drivers in the country, Kimberly Nichols, a bus driver for Durham School Services in Worcester, was among the elite to place in the 45th Annual School Bus Driver International Safety Competition held in Minneapolis, MN by the National School Transportation Association (NSTA).
“Our bus drivers are the most highly trained and tested drivers on the road,” said Kim Worster, Chief Operating Officer at National Express, the parent company of Durham School Services. “By placing in the School Bus Driver International Safety Competition, Kimberly demonstrated her outstanding driving skills, as well as her dedication to the safety of the students she transports.”
The School Bus Driver International Safety Competition is one of the most important events in the industry, with the best school bus drivers from the U.S. and Canada competing for top honors and recognition. The event begins with a written test, and then contestants get behind the wheel of a bus to put their driving skills to the test. They compete in one of three categories (Conventional, Transit, or Small Bus). Drivers have the opportunity to demonstrate their professionalism, skills, and dedication to pupil transportation.
The School Bus Driver International Safety Competition began in 1971 as the National School Bus Safety Road-e-o, and continues to take place on an annual basis.