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STI uses EarthLink cloud workspace, hosting
September 30, 2013
The school bus contractor will use these virtual services for its IT infrastructure, which will help in controlling numerous applications, extend secure access to employees on any device at any location, rapidly fold in new customers and acquisitions, and satisfy its audit requirements, officials say.
All-Star Transportation driver helps family during fire
September 20, 2013
Heidi Ouellette spots the house fire while on her morning route, secures her bus and approaches the house, where she coaches a woman who had climbed through a window on the second floor of the house and onto the roof to come down. She also helps an elderly woman safely exit the house.
How Thomas, First Student are working toward a better bus
September 20, 2013

First Student and Thomas Built Buses’ partnership hinges on a high level of collaboration and transparency. Their efforts are helping both companies become more efficient and make improvements that could benefit the entire industry.

Kansas Durham location wins regional safety competition
September 10, 2013
Durham School Services in Louisburg, Kan., operates 19 buses and serves Louisburg Unified School District 416, under the supervision of General Manager Cindy Konrade. Three Durham locations tie for second place: South Sioux City, Neb.; Oak Grove, Mo.; and Wyandotte, Kan.
Stock Transportation acquires Ontario school bus operation
September 5, 2013
Stock Transportation Ltd. gains 30 new drivers and 23 additional routes in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, after buying the student transportation division of McLellan Transportation Co. Ltd. McLellan has provided student transportation in the area since 1923.
Suffolk Transportation unveils $6 million school bus hub
August 28, 2013
Officials say that once it’s finished, the seven-acre hub in Brookhaven, N.Y., will help to generate 150 new jobs at the site. In addition to the new 20,000-square foot maintenance, dispatching and training facility, there is a new fueling station, and the company will demolish an outdated structure on the site to make room for more vehicles.
Financial statement presentation can impact bus companies
August 27, 2013
How a business presents its financial statements can mean the difference between lenders making loans to the customer or not. Here, an accounting expert outlines different methods of financial reporting.
Lancer Insurance named to Ward's Top 50 performers
August 26, 2013
The award measures and ranks property casualty insurance companies in performance based on their five-year averages in various metrics. Lancer provides coverage to U.S. transportation companies, including school bus operators.
David Duke named Contractor of the Year
August 22, 2013

The CEO of National Express Corp. refocuses the company on its core values and oversees an acquisition that increases the fleet to more than 20,000 school buses. He aims to provide opportunities for employees to grow while attracting new people to the business, and he remains active in industry associations.   

First Student promotes Bobbie Hartman
August 20, 2013
The contractor names Hartman senior director, marketing sales and support, where she will continue developing and executing customer marketing plans and brand strategies, and oversee the creation and production of business proposals for First Student.
Connecticut school bus contractor got his start at 16
August 19, 2013
In 1944, Charlie Nichols started driving a school bus as a teenager — and then bought the bus company the same year. Now, at 85, he continues to drive a bus every day.
NSTA creates safety education scholarship
August 6, 2013
The contractor association will award scholarships of up to $1,000 for educational (post-secondary education) or continuing education (training programs) purposes to participants of the 2013 School Bus Driver International Safety Competition or children of the competitors.
Atlantic Express names new CEO to succeed Gatto
August 1, 2013
The school bus and coach operator appoints David J. Carpenter as its new CEO and president. Founder Domenic Gatto will stay on as a senior adviser to the company until he retires at the end of the year.
NSTA supports NTSB recommendations on occupant protection
July 26, 2013
The school bus contractors group says that its 2007 Statement on Occupant Protection aligns with the National Transportation Safety Board’s new recommendations, which follow the agency’s investigations of last year’s fatal school bus accidents in Chesterfield, N.J., and Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Tim Flood named president of NSTA
July 25, 2013
In the role, Flood says that he plans to focus on addressing the growing safety and security challenges facing the industry and on increasing awareness of outsourcing school transportation as a safe and cost-effective solution.
NSTA honors contractors for service excellence
July 25, 2013
Members convene in Tulsa, Okla., this week for the association’s 49th Annual Meeting and Convention, and they are honored during an awards ceremony in such areas as environmentally friendly efforts, and safe and longtime service.
David Duke named Contractor of the Year
July 24, 2013
The CEO of National Express Corp. has overseen the company as it has achieved significant growth and safety accomplishments. He has also remained active in industry associations, serving on the National School Transportation Association board of directors for the last five years.
First Student donates $5,000 to support educational program
July 22, 2013
The school bus contractor allocates the money to sponsor Wichita (Kan.) Public Schools’ golf tournament, which supports the school system’s Educational Edge Program. The program is a nonprofit that raises funds for athletics, fine arts, and project grants for classrooms and teachers within the district.
First Student adds 50 Blue Bird propane buses to fleet
July 16, 2013
The school bus contractor will use the Propane-Powered Vision units to transport students under its agreement with Bozeman (Mont.) Public Schools. The buses feature GPS, digital video cameras, the Child Check-Mate electronic reminder system and crossing gates.
What's new in the Top 50
July 16, 2013

The latest developments related to several of this year’s largest school bus contractors.

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