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The NSTA goes to Washington
June 1, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) has had a strong presence in the nation’s capital in the past few months.

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NAPT News & Views: Bullying requires our full attention
June 1, 2007

Bullying can happen anywhere. In the school environment, it may start at the bus stop, because that's where the school day begins. It can also occur in the hallway, during gym, lunch, on the playground, even during class.

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Florida's Hood voted into NASDPTS post
June 1, 2007

Following the recent departure of Charley Kennington, the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) named Charlie Hood its new president-elect.

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Bus stop activity taped
June 1, 2007

SOMERSET, N.J. — Transportation officials for the Franklin Township School District have a new safety tool at their disposal.

Blue Bird shutters Canadian plant
June 1, 2007

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp. will relocate production of its Micro Bird Type A bus from Brantford, Ontario, to Fort Valley.

Bus driver hits the big 6-1
June 1, 2007

Dale Hanson, a bus driver for South Hamilton Community School District in Jewell, Iowa, knows how it feels to hit the big 6-0. He did it last year.

China to compete in school bus market?
June 1, 2007

Now that they have penetrated the U.S. tour and charter market with motorcoaches, will it be much longer before Chinese vehicle manufacturers compete for a slice of the U.S. school bus market?

You'll hear from me
June 1, 2007

You'll be hearing a lot from me over the next several weeks, both literally and figuratively.

Product Highlights
April 1, 2007

PTSI releases 2007 Resource Catalog
The 2007 edition of the Pupil Transportation Safety Institute’s (PTSI) “Resource Catalog” features a p...

Air-conditioning compressor could make a ‘big splash’
April 1, 2007

A new development in air-conditioning technology could lead to significant savings for school bus operations.

Will Nitrogen Fill Cost-Saving Expectations?
April 1, 2007

Texas school district anticipates big savings in fuel consumption and tire maintenance in switching its tires from air to nitrogen.

An exhaust aftertreatment device that captures and converts soot to carbon dioxide and water is standard on 2007 MBE 900 engines.
How Bus Builders Have Integrated 2007 Engine Technology
April 1, 2007

Lower-emission diesel engines and new aftertreatment devices have forced school bus manufacturers to modify their product designs.

Top 10 Maintenance Programs for 2007
April 1, 2007

In our sixth installment of the series, we again shine the spotlight on some of North America’s premier pupil transportation shops. This year’s Top 10 includes dozens of dedicated school bus technicians who have sharpened their skills and embraced advances in repair technology.

Airing more than tires
April 1, 2007

If you’re running a fleet of school buses, it’s a good bet that you need more money in your budget for your maintenance program.

Random thoughts about ...
April 1, 2007

One of the things I often do is make notes on scraps of paper. I use them to create “To Do” lists, or to remind myself of things I want to talk with someone about. Here are some of the things I have made notes about recently.

Group plugs hybrid technology for small buses
April 1, 2007

Following the launch of IC Corporation’s hybrid Type C school bus last year, a new group is pushing hybrid technology for smaller buses.

SBF Photo Contest returns
April 1, 2007

TORRANCE, Calif. — Calling all shutterbugs: It’s time for SCHOOL BUS FLEET’s Third Annual Photo Contest!

Thomas Built names 'Driver of the Year'
April 1, 2007

Thanks to one of her more grateful passengers, Elaine Brogan of the Branchburg (N.J.) School District was named the “Children’s Choice School Bus Driver of the Year” for 2006.

Special-needs pupil transporters go 'all out'
April 1, 2007

Over five days of conference sessions, three eight-hour companion programs and a roadeo, attendees of the 16th National Conference & Exhibition on Transporting Students with Disabilities & Preschoolers demonstrated that they are indeed “Going All Out!” (the event’s theme) in their jobs.

Driver thwarts hijacking attempt
April 1, 2007

EAST CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A veteran school bus driver was honored for preventing a possibly armed man from hijacking his bus.

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