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Should School Buses Have Rear Underride Guards?
February 1, 2000

Transportation managers should inventory their fleets and assess their risks. And drivers should be trained how to respond to an underride crash.

Joe Mirabella Named SBF’s 1999 Administrator of the Year
December 1, 1999

Transportation director in Englewood, Colo., has made strong contributions to the industry — while championing an unpopular cause.

How to Keep Your Fleet Healthy in Cold Weather
December 1, 1999

To proof your buses against frigid temperatures, pay attention to tires, fuel, belts and hoses. And don't ignore driver training.

Media Campaign Is Key to Lifting Industry’s Image
December 1, 1999

Expansion of school bus transportation in the 21st century hinges on the industry's efforts to promote its achievements and to erase widespread misconceptions.

25 Events That Shaped School Transportation
December 1, 1999

How did we get where we are today? Change has been driven by advances in technology, mounting safety concerns and tragedy. Let's look back.

Tags: history
School loading zones should be wheelchair friendly
December 1, 1999

Extra care needs to be given to school loading-zone safety when buses for children with special-needs are involved, especially when the children are transported in wheelchairs.

It’s been a great ride and will only get better
December 1, 1999

In many ways, SCHOOL BUS FLEET and the pupil transportation industry have grown in tandem.

Tags: history
It’s time for the industry to confront 8 key issues
December 1, 1999

The following commentary was drawn from a speech given by Lee Larson at the 1999 National Association for Pupil Transportation conference in Denver. He attended the conference to introduce the Leland E.G. "Lee" Larson Quality Student Transportation Award.

Tags: NAPT
Technology may change, but people remain the same
December 1, 1999

I believe that life won’t change much in the next 100 years. Houses, neighborhoods, towns and cities will look like they do now. And we’ll still be ferrying children to and from school in yellow buses that look like the ones we’re using today.

Great Fleets Across America, Part 2
October 1, 1999

Each year, SBF recognizes outstanding school bus operations in its Great Fleets Across America series.

'Great Fleets' designed to encourage all fleets
October 1, 1999

Few people outside the industry understand the day-to-day challenges of running a school transportation program, large or small.

Even 'Great Fleets' are desperate for drivers
October 1, 1999

Putting together the “Great Fleets” section of this issue was a great learning experience for me and my staff. We spoke with dozens of transportation managers in preparing this article.

Great Fleets Across America, Part 1
October 1, 1999

A state-by-state compilation of school bus fleets that merit recognition for excellence.

Consolidation bolsters need for fleet conversions
September 1, 1999

Two giant transportation companies in the United Kingdom — National Express Group PLC and FirstGroup PLC — have crossed The Pond to grab a hunk of the privatized school transportation segment.

A little small talk makes a big difference
September 1, 1999

I didn’t love children, matter of fact, didn’t even like them, but I needed the job.

Lawmakers are premature in enacting seat-belt laws
September 1, 1999

The timing of lawmakers in Florida and Louisiana couldn’t have been worse. Each group recently enacted measures to require seat belts on all school buses.

LEDs Poised for a Breakthrough in School Buses?
September 1, 1999

The major benefits of light-emitting diodes are increased safety and longevity, but do they outweigh the higher initial costs?

Getting the Best Deal on School Bus Insurance
September 1, 1999

Put together a marketing package that shows your commitment to safety. Develop a long-term relationship with your risk carrier.

Evaluating the Safety of Lap Belts on Small School Buses
September 1, 1999

By focusing the seat-belt debate on large school buses, have we overlooked the potential danger of lap belts on small buses?

Tackling the Issues of Consolidation, Competition and Quality Control
September 1, 1999

Has manufacturer consolidation helped customers? What can be done to improve quality? Top manufacturers provide the answers.

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