National School Bus Driver of the Year Award

Application 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 3rd 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 of every calendar year

Freddie Phillips - Winner of the annual Speical-Needs Bus Driver Award

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.

Driver of the Year Award Nomination Form

Please fill out the form only if the first five criteria apply!

If they do not apply and you have not checked the box, you will not be able to submit your form.

Note: Please fill out the fields marked with an asterisk.