Tackling school bus driver shortage
Eighty-four percent and 85%. These are the percentages of respondents to SBF
’s 2013 School District Survey and SBF
’s 2014 Contractor Survey, respectively, who reported having some degree of school bus driver shortage at their operation.
Apprentice, Intern Programs Groom Great Workers
In addition to giving students work skills and experience, districts get employees who are already familiar with the shop and its practices.
McKinney Sees Longer Bus Life, Diesel Dedication
IC Bus President John McKinney says that school buses now have an average life cycle of nearly 15 years, which means that product durability and customer support are especially critical. He also points to diesel as the “backbone of the industry” and discusses the decision to offer the Cummins ISB engine.