On every school bus lurks that student (or group of students) who consistently misbehaves. Not only is this disturbing, but it can be downright dangerous.
International's new Integrated Conventional (IC) school bus marries body, chassis and engine, allowing the company to oversee design, manufacturing and quality-control processes.
From a simple Bus Empty sign to high-tech systems with microprocessors, several alternatives exist if you're shopping for a tool to remind drivers to check their buses.
One of the hot topics this election year is whether to let families use tax dollars to send their children to alternative schools.
International debuts its own conventional; No charges filed in fatal bus crash; Book readings help drivers bond with passengers
Even over-the-counter drugs, such as cough syrup and pain medication, can impair a driver’s abilities. Drivers and supervisors need to be aware of this and other substance-abuse facts.
What’s interesting about this television commercial is how it has resonated within the school transportation community. Through the grapevine, I’ve heard that school bus drivers, especially, have embraced this 30-second sales pitch like a newly found twin.
Small rewards, even Tootsie Rolls, and interest in their personal growth can encourage employees to give their best effort.
We all know that school bus drivers are not paid enough, respected enough, or given enough recognition as professionals. On the brighter side, there have been improvements in the past few years.
<i>SBF</i> Editor Steve Hirano discusses the new Saf-T-Liner ER with Ed Swaim, product manager of Type D buses at Thomas Built Buses.
Increase the effectiveness of your driver training through interactive exercises, provocative speakers and team building.
When people discover my love for Crown school buses, they figure I spent my childhood on the West Coast riding them to school and back.
Too many children have died because motorists have decided that the flashing red lights and extended stop arm of a school bus are merely a suggestion.
Transportation directors and other pupil transportation experts weigh in.
The world seems to be moving so quickly — with information being spat at us faster than we can assimilate it — that we rarely have time to think about death.
Paved highways are rare in the country's northernmost state, requiring schools to find creative ways of meeting the transportation needs of students.
A newsletter that mixes personal glimpses with just-for-fun items and newsworthy events can help to build morale.
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