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School Bus Training Consultant Denny Coughlin

Denny Coughlin
PO Box 954
21646 State 87
Park Rapids MN 56470
phone: 651-423-2048
School Bus Training Company has worked with many transportation shops and school transportation departments to evaluate their departments and offer recommendations to make them more efficient and function better as a unit. Training is offered in staff development and process improvement.

Shop Evaluation Services Include:
  • Examining Current Department and/or Shop Operations
  • Management / Work Team Evaluation
  • Management and Employee Coaching
  • Customer and Stakeholders Interviews
  • Processes Examined and Alternatives Discussed with Department
  • Written Recommendations for Change and Alternate Options
  • Follow Up Services as Requested
  • Department and Individualized Training as Requested
  • Principal, Denny Coughlin is a nationally recognized School Bus Expert. Mr. Coughlin entered the school bus industry almost 40 years ago. He has toured every major school bus manufacturing plant in the country, and some in Canada. He stays current with the industry and understands the construction and design of the school bus from all the manufacturers.

    Mr. Coughlin has been the fleet manager for a fleet of over 400 vehicles for 25 years. Responsible for purchasing, maintenance, and disposal of the fleet, his annual state school bus inspection scores were among the best in the state.

    Mr. Coughlin has successfully instructed over 14,000 Firefighters, Law Enforcement, and EMTs on the characteristics and Safety of School Buses. He has overseen the destruction of almost 200 school buses in drills and demonstrations and currently offers multiple Fire Department and Law Enforcement Training Courses.

    Mr. Coughlin has worked with the Minnesota legislation concerning school buses for many years, and served on two governors' task forces, 1994 and 2006. Mr. Coughlin has successfully presented annually at the School Transportation News (STN) EXPO conference and at the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) every year since 1999. He presents at state and regional conferences on a regular basis. He has had many articles published in School Transportation News Magazine and conducted many webinars for the school bus industry.

    View Denny Coughlin's Expert Witness Profile.