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CE SERIES

Capacity: 29-78

Engine: Cummins B6.7

PSI 8.8L Propane

RE SERIES

Capacity: 66-90

Engine: Cummins L9

 
 

CE SERIES

Capacity: 52

Engine: Cummins B6.7

RE SERIES

Capacity: 56

Engine: Cummins L9

 
 

THE
BUS STOP

Every day 15 million students ride to school on an IC Bus. These are stories about the community of drivers, managers and engineers who help protect our students all year long.

 
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Why I Drive: Safe Delivery

After two years of retirement from the computer company he founded, Bryan Davis, 71, discovered sitting still didn’t suit him.

 Photos: Courtesy of Bryan Davis

Photos: Courtesy of Bryan Davis

Route Magazine: Why do you drive?

 

Bryan Davis: Public service is important to me. I was born in Mississippi in 1943. My mother and father worked extremely hard, and I have had a terrific life because of it. I started my own company and have been lucky to travel to more than 100 countries. But none of that would have been worth a darn if I hadn’t graduated from high school. 


 

RM: After five years on the job, what’s the most important lesson you’ve learned?

 

BD: I feel like these kids deserve a safe ride to and from school. Columbus has a 62% high school graduation rate, but the national rate is 92%. Somehow we have to get these kids some high school diplomas and not cripple them. The role of a bus driver is critical to that.


 

RM: It can be a tough job day in, day out. Have you had any big successes that stand out?

 

BD: The public schools are a challenge—a big challenge. I try to be consistent and to be there every day. At the end of my first year, I had a fairly troublesome little girl. She had had a bad day, and I put her in the seat behind me because of it. About three-quarters of the way to her stop, she reached up, wrapped her arms around my neck and hugged me. You build a relationship first and foremost of respect.


 

RM: How is your IC bus performing for you?

 

BD: This bus is totally up to date, with front and rear cameras and a GPS system that tracks when we stop, open the door, etcetera. I’ve driven a lot of different kinds of buses, and on an IC Bus I have never stopped on the side of the road and had somebody come and get me. But to me, the air-conditioning system is really important. The A/C and heating system is absolutely second to none. When I walk on the bus, it’ll be 115 to 120 degrees. Fifteen minutes before the kids get on, I can turn the air-conditioning on high and those kids won’t be hot when they walk on. And that’s important in Mississippi.


 

 

ABOUT Bryan

Route: Columbus and Starkville, Miss.
Previous career: Founder and owner of a computer company.
Favorite IC Bus feature: The air-conditioning system for the hot southern summers.
Most Important role: Providing a safe ride to school.

When you buy an IC Bus, you're buying years of dependability, safety and performance. And we're constantly developing new solutions to help our buses go the distance, mile after mile.

We are proud to be a part of Navistar, one of the world's leading manufacturers of commercial trucks, buses, defense vehicles and engines. Since 1831, our history has been interwoven with some of the biggest innovations in the industry. Wherever ingenuity drives global markets, you'll find Navistar taking the lead.

Browse our
Global Portfolio