Champion® Brand, Yellow Bus Nation Join Forces to Promote Student Safety Through Use of High-Quality Bus Parts
Leading Purchasing Group to Offer Champion Ignition Products, Filters, Wipers and Lighting Components to Nation’s School Bus Operators
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As the nation’s nearly 480,000 school buses embark on a new academic year, a leading purchasing network has turned to Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ iconic Champion® brand to help bus fleet operators promote student safety and improve vehicle reliability through the use of high-quality replacement parts. Federal-Mogul Motorparts is a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FDML).
Yellow Bus Nation will offer a full complement of premium Champion products – including ignition parts, filters, wipers and lighting components – to its members. Established in January, the purchasing group already serves school districts and third-party bus operators in 26 states and expects to expand to all 50 states in the next six months.
“Our members’ operations range in size from ten to more than 1,000 buses, yet all share a commitment to maintaining exceptional safety and vehicle reliability through the use of industry leading products and maintenance practices,” said Paul Hultgren, Director of Member Services, Yellow Bus Nation. “We are pleased to be able to offer a full range of products from one of the transportation industry’s most respected brands and manufacturers.”
Yellow Bus Nation offers members access to leading replacement parts brands and products. In addition to leveraging a world-class distribution model, members benefit by sharing in savings from their combined purchasing power and can utilize an array of consultative services aimed at increasing the efficiency of fleet operations. Participating fleets also will receive preferred access to Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ nationwide Garage Gurus™ technical education network, which offers hands-on diagnostic and repair workshops and related courses through state-of-the-art training centers, web-connected product technology vans, on-the-job clinics and online instruction.
“Our partnership with Yellow Bus Nation is not based simply on providing the best replacement parts, but also helping to foster best practices that drive quality and efficiency in the service bay,” said Raymond King, director, global product and business development, global sealing, engine and underhood service business unit, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to work with thousands of the nation’s most dedicated and talented vehicle service professionals.”
From its roots as one of the world’s most popular spark plug brands to its current status as a leading global source of high-quality service products, Champion has long provided technologically advanced maintenance solutions that help maximize vehicle safety, performance and reliability. Federal-Mogul Motorparts continues to expand both the range and reach of the Champion product offering in response to robust demand among vehicle service professionals and consumers worldwide. In addition to its globally respected line of spark plugs, the Champion brand now offers comprehensive ranges of oil, air and cabin air filters; wiper blades; and replacement headlamps for passenger vehicles, buses and many other applications.