The OSBA Awards Program recognizes individuals, companies and organizations that have made significant contributions towards the student transportation industry in the following categories.
President's Award — recognition of any individual, employed by a school bus company member, who demonstrates excellence in service and safety managing efficient business operations.
Industry Achievement Award — recognition of any individual, in any category of membership, who has made a special contribution to the student transportation industry.
Honourary Membership — recognition of an individual who is no longer associated with the industry and has rendered valuable service to the OSBA.
Driver Excellence Award — recognition of a school bus driver demonstrating exemplary performance and a commitment to excellence, particularly in the areas of driving, customer service and safety.
2018 Submission Deadline Date: October 17, 2018
2018 OSBA Driver Excellence Award Winner
The Ontario School Bus Association is very pleased to announce that Marion Horvat, McCluskey Transportation, is the winner of the 2018 OSBA Driver Excellence Recognition Award. A number of excellent nominations were received from OSBA members, making it a very difficult task to choose only one winner!
Marion Horvat has been a professional school bus driver for McCluskey Transportation for 29 years. She is an exceptionally reliable, patient and dedicated driver who always puts her students’ safety first. Marion is an integral part of the McCluskey staff with an extraordinary amount of knowledge and expertise regarding all of McCluskey’s routes, schools and student – not just her own!
Marion is one of those very special school bus drivers who is always there to support the company and her students. She is proactive, has a wonderfully positive attitude, and puts a tremendous amount of extra effort into simple things like returning forgotten lunches or ensuring there is no snow at each of her pick-up and drop-off locations. Marion will call McCluskey every day to enquire if there is anything that she can do to assist and never objects or complains about any task requested of her.
Marion is incredibly dedicated to the students transported by McCluskey and will go back for children who may have missed the bus, often on her own time, even if they are not on her route. Marion not only has a willingness to drive anywhere in the City of Toronto (not an easy feat!), but she has the skills and expertise to maneuver her school bus amongst the immense traffic, construction and roadway challenges of a large urban area.
Marion is perennially awarded for perfect attendance and has a tremendous ability to always be on-time. She is a highly respected member of the McCluskey team and every day she’s behind the wheel, she leads by example. Congratulations, Marion, and thank you for all of your hard work and dedication. You have truly gone the extra mile!