April 22-24, 2020 // Scottsdale, AZ

Public & Private Operators

Public and private operators can expect extraordinary value!

As an active participant at SBFX, you’ll have an opportunity to connect and collaborate with other action-minded individuals involved in student transportation. Exchange ideas with transportation directors, school business officials and school bus industry suppliers. 

The entire event is designed so you can share information, explore ideas, extend your network and expand your options. As a result, you’ll build unique relationships that will last far beyond SBFX — relationships that could change the landscape of your world.

Every SBFX participant receives a custom-made, personalized agenda that offers

  • Insights and advice from leaders in the industry
  • Interactive roundtable discussions with industry peers
  • Custom one-on-one appointments with industry suppliers
  • Unique, engaging and memorable social functions
  • Solutions to your current and future challenges

Watch what 2019 SBFX operators said:

No more than 50 applicants will be offered a hosted trip* to attend SBFX 2019.
*Round-trip airfare, local airport transfers to and from the resort, all scheduled meals, and receptions included.

Testimonials

Rick Baker

"I have been attending conferences for 30+ years, and I can say that the format and presentation of this conference was, without a doubt, the absolute best and most worth-while conference I have ever attended."

-Rick Baker, Director of Maintenance & Transportation, Center Independent School District, Center, TX

Jeff Dahlin

“As a first-time supplier host, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was happy to see that the operators really did want to learn about my products—that makes the event worth it.”

-Jeff Dahlin, CMO, Bullet Proof Diesel, Mesa, AZ

Quentin Kuhns

“It was nice to get the one-on-one time with operators. We all have time-sensitive schedules, so getting the time to sit down and get to know each other on a personal and business level is something that is sometimes missing."

-Quentin Kuhns, Sales Manager, Auto-Jet Muffler Corp., Des Moines, IA

Billy Huish

“This is a very worthwhile event. I enjoyed everything. It is great to meet others and share ideas. Thank you SBF for hosting this event.”

-Billy Huish, Transportation Supervisor, Farmington Municipal Schools, Farmington, NM

Trudy Foster

“Thank you SBFX & suppliers for the opportunity to participate in this worthwhile event. The connections and possible future partnerships were invaluable. You were a fantastic host! I look forward to utilizing ideas and suggestions in our district."

-Trudy Foster, Transportation Director, Lake Local Schools, Millbury, OH

Andrew Grasty

“Attending SBFX was a great opportunity to gather ideas and exchange information from other school bus operators, as well as speak with suppliers one-on-one and view focused product presentations. SBFX was great for learning and networking!"

-Andrew Grasty, Assistant Transportation Director, Centerville City Schools, Centerville, OH

Josh Garver

“SBFX is bar none the best event I have ever attended. The ability to see and visit vendors in a one-on-one setting is amazing! It was excellent to make connections. I walked away with some new friends on both the operator and vendor sides!"

-Josh Garver, Fleet Service Manager, Unified School District 470, Arkansas City, KS

Cody Cox

“School Bus Fleet ConneX put me in contact with vendors that I might not normally look into. I found cost savings in some new products that will allow for a better spec’d bus!”

-Cody Cox, Director of Transportation & Fleet Services, Bellville ISD, Bellville, TX

Margaret Hogan

“This event exceeded my expectations. It is well-organized and thought out. I gained more knowledge from the vendors than at prior conferences I’ve attended.”

-Margaret Hogan, Transportation Supervisor, Mendham Township Board of Education, Brookside, NJ

Chris Ellison

“If you are given the opportunity to attend, DO IT! SBFX was a great opportunity to network with peers in a small setting and discuss common issues. Couple this with one-on-one discussions with suppliers, SBFX was fantastic! I highly recommend it."

-Chris Ellison, Director of Transportation, Eugene School District 4J, Eugene, OR

Saul Horowitz

“Excellent networking opportunity. I was able to meet and discuss with the right people and the decision-makers. Extremely valuable.”

-Saul Horowitz, President, Routee, Spring Valley, NY