The formal recognition program, now in its 31st year, rewards and recognizes drivers for their dedication and embodiment of the Academy’s safety standards and corporate values.
How the Drivers Are Honored
Of the honorees, a handful of drivers will be recognized for more than 20 years of service, with more acknowledged for reaching service milestones of five, 10, and 15 years with the company.
“As an organization committed to delivering safe, reliable, and customer-centric transportation services, Academy Bus regularly recognizes our bus drivers and support staff that play a pivotal role in our success,” said Francis Tedesco, president/CEO of Academy Bus. “The Frank A. Tedesco Driver Recognition Awards are a celebration of the values and ideals on which Academy Bus was founded and we offer our sincerest congratulations to all the honorees for delivering outstanding service, impeccable safety, and their dedication to the Academy team and our riders.”
Frank A. Tedesco Driver Recognition Awards Origin
The Frank A. Tedesco Driver Recognition Awards at Academy Bus recognize the commitment and professionalism of the men and women behind the wheel and aptly reflect the man for whom they are named.
Called "Mr. T," Frank Tedesco engaged his knowledge, passion, and energy to create the company from a single bus purchased by his father Pasquale in the early 1930s.