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Motorcoach charters require closer scrutiny
June 1, 2001

Motorcoach buses are among the safest vehicles on the road. Like yellow school buses, they are bigger, heavier and more visible than almost all other ...

Across Canada -- Profiles of Top Operators
June 1, 2001

Canadian fleets face a variety of challenges. Here's how student transporters in eight provinces run their operations.

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
April 1, 2001

Thomas shifts Safe-T-Liner chassis production to S.C.

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Thomas Built Buses has decided to shift production of its Saf-T-Li...

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
March 1, 2001

Diesel exhaust study assailed by industry

LOS ANGELES — A highly publicized study that suggests that children riding in school buses are exp...

5 Steps to Improve Your Dispatch Operation
March 1, 2001

School bus operators recommend hiring dispatchers from within the department, establishing support networks and investing in the latest technology.

Two-Way Communication Creates Partnerships Between Management, Unions
March 1, 2001

Open, honest communication, mutual respect and clear expectations are the keys to the common goal of management and unions — a safe and efficient transportation program.

Breaking news in pupil transportation
March 1, 2001

Fatal crash spurs underride query

SPRINGBROOK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Officials at the North Pocono School District are considering installing...

'Graying' bus drivers raise safety concerns
March 1, 2001

If we’re lucky, we’ll all live long enough to rail about the indignities of old age. Failing eyesight and hearing, brittle bones, forgetfu...

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
February 1, 2001

Road rage precipitates death of school bus driver

BOSTON — The Nov. 30 death of a veteran school bus driver in an apparent road rage i...

Safety, efficiency and - don't forget - customer service
February 1, 2001

As consumers, we look for customer service when we purchase a product. In fact, we’ve grown to expect it. If we have a problem with a purchase, ...

Laidlaw Exec Says School Bus Division Is Healthy, Despite Parent's Distress
February 1, 2001

SBF Editor Steve Hirano interviewed Robert Hach, president of Laidlaw Education Services, based in Naperville, Ill.

We're a healthy family, despite our weak links
February 1, 2001

It would be laughable, if it weren’t so outrageous. Two school bus drivers allegedly conspired with a kindergartner to cheat on a drug test. Acc...

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
December 1, 2000

NHTSA critical of Saf-T-Bar system, Tragedy spurs bus safety video, Head Start transportation rule nearly finalized, Minnesota claims 3rd win in poster contest, People in the Spotlight, Is the industry fair to women and minorities?, Thomas earns ISO 9001 certification, 'Special Saturday' fills training niche, Director organizes fundraiser for bus driver, Bus driver repeats as Arizona's best, School bus safety is like a circus act

Alexandra Robinson Named SBF's Administrator of the Year
December 1, 2000

Combining special-needs expertise with strong management skills and a willingness to serve the industry,  she has helped to advance pupil transportation at the local, state and national levels.

Creating an Effective School Transportation Website
December 1, 2000

We consulted the Web to find some of the most interesting, useful and innovative school transportation Websites. Here's how four school bus operators successfully made the move into the digital age.

Can Parent-Pay Systems Alleviate Your Budget Woes?
December 1, 2000

As school transportation funding grows increasingly slim, school bus operators nationwide struggle to make ends meet. Here’s how some have turned to parents for added support.

Grammar police lash out with sharpened tongues
December 1, 2000

In my last editorial I discussed a traffic ticket and a sullen highway patrol officer. I’d like to talk about the police again, but in a different context. This time I want to discuss the grammar police on the Internet.

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
November 1, 2000

Spartan pulls plug on Carpenter Industries, Drivers contribute motivational strategies, Student takes keys from drunken bus driver

We're batting .800, but should be doing better
November 1, 2000

As we all know, the safest form of surface transportation in the United States is the yellow school bus. Thus we should be encouraging all eligible students to ride the bus. My question is, have we done enough in this regard? Or have we done anything?

Famous last words: 'I'll see you in court'
November 1, 2000

I’ve had my day in court. Even though I won my case, it wasn’t a pleasant experience. The California Highway Patrol officer who ...

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