National School Bus Driver of the Year Award
AMF-Bruns of America, global leader in wheelchair & occupant securements since 1958, is
seeking nominations for the annual National Special-Needs School Bus Driver Of The Year
Award. We are looking for the special-needs bus driver who has distinguished themselves
through special accomplishments, meritorious & heroic acts, and innovations to improve their
jobs. The winner receives a $1,000 check! Safety has always been top-of-mind at AMF-Bruns.
Trained drivers play a critical role in safely transporting wheelchair & occupant passengers with
special needs. AMF-Bruns extends appreciation to school bus special needs drivers for their
service. Nominations for the annual AMF-Bruns National Special-Needs School Bus Driver Of The Year
Award are being accepted. Application deadline: August 1st, 2019.
Congratulations Freddie Phillips, Special-Needs Bus Driver, as winner of the 2nd annual National Special-Needs School Bus Driver of the Year Award. He works for East Baton Rouge Parish Schools in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
In addition to his responsibilities as a special-needs school bus driver, Freddie trains bus operators in lift-gate procedures, child restraint systems and car seat installation. He also participates in the school’s Extended School Services (ESS) program, helping students with learning challenges. When Hurricane Matthew flooded Baton Rouge with two feet of water in 2016, Mr. Phillips drove stranded people from nursing homes, houses and community centers to shelters, risking his own safety.
Freddie was recognized for this achievement and received his award at a special ceremony held at his school district.