Before the start of the heating season, auxiliary coolant heaters should be inspected for proper functioning and possible tuneup according to the manufacturer's instructions.
With all the publicity about the year 2000 (Y2K) computer problem, the school transportation industry has been strangely silent on this issue.
"Loser cruiser." This is the term a junior high school student used to describe the school bus she rode every day. It got me thinking about our industry's lack of commitment to improving the image of the yellow school bus to the people who really matter — students.
I've never been much of a rah-rah guy. Sure, I occasionally enjoy listening to inspirational stories about people who've overcome incredible odds, but...
Recognized for his excellence at the local and state levels, Bobby Gaffney of Woodford County received this year's award.
Pilot testing at a Minnesota school district shows electronic system holds promise in preventing highway-rail accidents.
Although NHTSA is reluctant to require its use, flame-retardant seating material is making inroads in the school bus industry.
Improve your communication links, driver-chaperone training and post-accident preparation to maximize transportation safety.
Practice, persistence and preparation are the keys to winning a school bus driving competition
Coordinated plans — rehearsed in tabletop and actual simulations — ensure that school bus operators can handle nature's nastiest surprises.
The questions are drawn from the competency examination included in the "Train the Trainers Text - Transporting Individuals With Disabilities," written by Dr. Robert J. Cross and published by the National School Transportation Academy.
In the September 1998 issue, we discussed the structure, floor and lighting of a perfect school bus garage. In this second and final part, we take care of the rest of the facility.
At press time, Carpenter’s survival was in doubt, hinging on a bailout plan that seemed more grounded in wishful thinking than reality.
The long hours and deepening stress levels, caused by inadequate staffing, driver shortages, passenger misbehavior and parent complaints, can only lead to a systematic burnout of transportation managers.
To hold short attention spans, Faye Stevens trimmed the show length, added an original song and used a Buster-sized two-way street to directly involve the children.
Consistency, documentation and progressive discipline are the keys to 'successful' termination of drivers and others.
Reducing your liability exposure requires constant attention to driver training, awareness of a fleet's weaknesses and a commitment to 'best practices.
Federal regulators and pupil transportation groups are calling for a new appraisal of school bus occupant safety. Undoubtedly, seat belts will receive a closer look.
The heat-sensitive are prone to heat exhaustion or heat prostration during their bus ride. Cold-sensitive students require steady temperature levels high enough for their safety, health and comfort.
(First of two parts) One garage is not perfect for all. There are differences between garages for school buses and transit buses. But the hypothetical garage will have parts from which all garages can find some pieces.
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