America's Best Skills Challenge

America's Best Training & Skills Challenge

Each year the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) holds the America's Best Training & Skills Competition, and this year's challenge will function jointly with NAPT's 42nd Annual Summit: Connecting What Matters in Kansas City, MO November 4-8.

America's Best Guest

America's Best contests that are bringing a spouse/partner guest with them, can use the following form for their registered guests. America's Best guests pay $99. Guest registration is required to attend any events with the registered competitor.

One Registration, Two Outstanding Programs!

Your America's Best registration includes complimentary registration for NAPT's Annual Summit!

For years the America's Best program has offered training and a skills challenge for the technicians and inspectors in the school bus industry. By bringing this unique event together with NAPT's Summit, participants have access to the premier school transportation conference in the nation. In addition to hands-on training through the America's Best program, you'll also have the opportunity to participate in dozens of different workshops specifically designed for technicians and inspectors! Plus, you'll have an opportunity to connect with all of the vendors involved in NAPT's Trade Show on Tuesday, November 8.

After four days in Kansas City, MO with your peers from across the country, you'll return to your organization with valuable information, new and enhanced professional connections, and tools and resources designed to ensure student safety, improve efficiency, and increase savings. All of this is included with your America's Best event registration!

Schedule of Events

Schedule is subject to change.

Friday, November 4

1pm Program Check-In
7pm Orientation & Welcome Reception

Saturday, November 5

9am-12pm Training
1-4pm Training
4-5pm Exams
7pm Evening Event in conjunction with NAPT Summit

Sunday, November 6

8am-12pm Hands-on Competition

7pm Evening Event in conjunction with NAPT Summit
Presentation of winners

Monday, November 7

8am-5pm Education & Training Sessions in conjunction with NAPT Summit

Tuesday, November 8

9am-3pm NAPT 42nd Annual Trade Show

Congratulations 2015 Winners!


  • 1st Place - Kirk Brooks, Tippecanoe, IN
  • 2nd Place - Michael Holley, Mountain View, AR
  • 3rd Place - Denver Foster, Fannin County, GA


  • 1st Place - Dustin Wells, Pitt County, NC
  • 2nd Place - Anthony Keshishian, San Juan, CA
  • 3rd Place - Kevin Vollweiler, Frisco, TX