Officials at brokerage firm William Gallagher Associates outline components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the penalties employers such as school bus contractors will have to pay for noncompliance.
A veteran of the school bus contracting industry gives his perspective on what makes for a successful company. The key is in knowing what it costs to provide exceptional service.
Part 2 of this series focuses on Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which causes deterioration of muscle tissue in boys. Knowing how to lift these passengers properly is critical for a safe emergency exit from the bus.
In October, the remaining provisions of NHTSA’s final rule on school bus occupant protection go into effect. Here, seat belt manufacturers discuss the changes.
Publisher Frank Di Giacomo says that in his conversations with school bus industry suppliers, a recurring comment he has heard is that there is an overwhelming number of trade shows. He explores that topic in this editorial.
Ed Bobit felt so strongly about his idea that he went back to the bosses with his resignation letter and decided to give it a go alone. And with that, he launched Bobit Publishing and its flagship publication, Automotive Fleet. After Bobit acquired School Bus Transportation, it relaunched in 1965 as SCHOOL BUS FLEET with a new look and vision.
The association discusses the impact of a terrorism hoax on April 1 in New York State that involved school buses and also its efforts to curb school bus bullying.
As I read about NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman's expedition, I couldn’t help but wonder whether she might take part in a similar experience in a yellow school bus. Hersman riding along on a morning run would be an excellent way to highlight the professionalism that school bus drivers embody.
From diesel particulate filters to diesel oxidation catalysts to crankcase filtration systems to a hybrid system, there are numerous products available to the industry. Their emission-reduction capabilities range from 20 to more than 90 percent, and they can be applied to a variety of engines and school buses.
Wolfington Body Co. began as a builder of horse-drawn carriages in the 19th century. The company adapted with the times and went on to thrive as a school bus distributor.
Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ new transportation facility is expected to save $50,000 to $55,000 per month in energy costs with its many green features, which include wind turbines, solar panels and natural light.
In the second half of this roundtable discussion, four transportation directors consider ways to ensure the industry’s continued success, from succession planning to performance measurements to sharing services.
As school districts face growing budgetary concerns, fleet operators are cutting costs by using green technology and implementing eco-friendly policies.
Cutting down on bus bullying will help in bringing students to school ready to learn, and it will allow the driver to stay more focused on driving safely.
Digital two-way radios for the school bus industry offer messaging capabilities, increased capacity, interoperability and GPS tracking, all while remaining affordable.
A veteran transportation director discusses the four phases of an emergency response cycle in relation to this type of event and how using them enhances student safety.
Since taking the transportation helm at Montgomery County Public Schools two years ago, Todd Watkins has focused on enhancing customer service while growing and diversifying his management team.
An expert on legal issues in school transportation discusses the distinction between bullying and harassment and offers best practices for dealing with both on the bus.
In a recent blog post, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood pointed out that bus drivers are the "first education ambassadors our kids see every day" — a message NAPT Executive Director Mike Martin hopes policymakers will take to heart as they evaluate their difficult budget options.
Pupil transporters discuss the policies and procedures they have established at their operations to keep students and staff members safe. They also share the training resources they utilize, including state associations, First Observer and courses offered by FEMA.
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