Monthly Archives: February 2016

Alternatives to Vans & Suburbans – the MPV!

Does your school operate Suburbans or vans as Type 10 vehicles? If so, it’s time to consider your options.

The Micro Bird T-Series Multi-Purpose Passenger Vehicle offers significant safety advantages over Suburbans and vans at a very comparable price:

  • 9 passengers plus the driver for a total of 10
  • Built with the same stringent school bus construction standards
  • Wide center aisle and higher 66″ headroom for ease of passenger loading and unloading
  • Better visibility to the road and loading door
  • More seating space with 3 point lap/shoulder belt seats for all passengers
  • Similar in price to a new Suburban with significantly greater safety features

Learn more about how the Micro Bird by Girardin MPV activity bus product can fit in your fleet HERE.

Field Service Tech Transition

Bill Clark has faithfully served as our Western Field Service Technician for over 14 years, and been with WBS for almost 16 years. He has traveled almost half a million miles in his various service trucks. It is with bittersweet feelings that I announce that Bill will be retiring from the road and Western Bus Sales this winter. This will allow him to stay closer to home, and I’m sure that includes spending time with his grandkids and those fish he’s always trying to catch. Please join me in wishing Bill well in this true next adventure in his life. He will be missed dearly!

At this time, we are announcing that Dustin Deppenmeier will step into the role of Field Service Technician for our Western Oregon and SW Washington customers, effective immediately. Dustin has been a Service Technician with WBS for over 2 years and is and will continue undergoing training to get him up to speed as quickly as possible. He has big shoes to fill.

Over the next several weeks and months, Bill will be traveling with Dustin to our customers to make introductions, as well as continue warranty diagnosis and bus repairs that are in the pipeline.  Dustin’s scheduled work week will be 5 days a week, Monday through Friday.

We have had an incredibly long run with Bill as our Western Field Service Technician, as he has been serving our customers in the field for over 14 years. With any change predictably will come some bumps in the road and opportunities for improvement. I am confident that the entire WBS team will proudly support Dustin as he moves into this new and very important position.

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Dustin Deppenmeier
Western Field Service Technician
Cell (971) 563-1778
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