2018 Americas Best Contest Winners from Colorado

The 2018 America's Best Technician and Inspector Training and Skills Challenge held in Kansas City, MO represented our 15th annual event and was an integrated part of the NAPT Conference. 

After a welcoming reception on Friday evening; all participants started Saturday with a full day of training relevant to their specific area of participation (technician or inspector). Later in the week they were allowed to select from various training modules relating to school bus maintenance, school bus safety, or school bus accidents. The final day gave them the opportunity to visit with vendors and manufacturers as they experienced the industry's largest trade show. 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. 

Inspectors

  • 1st Place: Kyle Shanahan, Colorado - Douglas County School District
  • 2nd Place: Aaron Brooks, West Virginia
  • 3rd Place: Jerrod Jacobs, Texas

Technicians

  • 1st Place: Zach Davis, Colorado - Academy School District 20
  • 2nd Place: Travis Fackrell, Utah
  • 3rd Place: Carl Landis, Arkansas

Each year the America's Best program continues to expand into new regions of the US and Canada. Always looking for opportunities to enhance the safety of school buses with the motto of "making school buses safer-one bus at a time." 

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!