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A woman with a headache relieves some industry pain
April 1, 2000

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.

Motivate Your Staff, Without Breaking the Bank
April 1, 2000

Small rewards, even Tootsie Rolls, and interest in their personal growth can encourage employees to give their best effort.

The unsung heroes of school transportation
April 1, 2000

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.

Fuel crunch bruises school bus budgets
March 23, 2000
A steep rise in prices for diesel fuel and gasoline has forced school bus operators to consider ways to minimize the effects on their transportation programs.
Driver accused of assaulting 13-year-old girl on bus
March 6, 2000
A school bus driver in Milwaukee is accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl on his bus on Wednesday, March 1.
Focus Groups Help in Designing New Bus Model
March 1, 2000

<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.

Strategies for Revitalizing Your Driver Training
March 1, 2000

Increase the effectiveness of your driver training through interactive exercises, provocative speakers and team building.

This teen’s ‘dream car’ is a retired school bus
March 1, 2000

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.

Always in a hurry, got somewhere to go
March 1, 2000

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.

Should transportation directors have experience as bus drivers?
February 1, 2000

Transportation directors and other pupil transportation experts weigh in.

A short reminder for busy people
February 1, 2000

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.

Ingenuity Required to Overcome Alaska’s Natural Barriers
February 1, 2000

Paved highways are rare in the country's northernmost state, requiring schools to find creative ways of meeting the transportation needs of students.

Newsletters Can Help to Inspire and Retain Drivers
February 1, 2000

A newsletter that mixes personal glimpses with just-for-fun items and newsworthy events can help to build morale.

Joe Mirabella Named SBF’s 1999 Administrator of the Year
December 1, 1999

Transportation director in Englewood, Colo., has made strong contributions to the industry — while championing an unpopular cause.

Media Campaign Is Key to Lifting Industry’s Image
December 1, 1999

Expansion of school bus transportation in the 21st century hinges on the industry's efforts to promote its achievements and to erase widespread misconceptions.

25 Events That Shaped School Transportation
December 1, 1999

How did we get where we are today? Change has been driven by advances in technology, mounting safety concerns and tragedy. Let's look back.

It’s been a great ride and will only get better
December 1, 1999

In many ways, SCHOOL BUS FLEET and the pupil transportation industry have grown in tandem.

It’s time for the industry to confront 8 key issues
December 1, 1999

The following commentary was drawn from a speech given by Lee Larson at the 1999 National Association for Pupil Transportation conference in Denver. He attended the conference to introduce the Leland E.G. "Lee" Larson Quality Student Transportation Award.

Technology may change, but people remain the same
December 1, 1999

I believe that life won’t change much in the next 100 years. Houses, neighborhoods, towns and cities will look like they do now. And we’ll still be ferrying children to and from school in yellow buses that look like the ones we’re using today.

Great Fleets Across America, Part 2
October 1, 1999

Each year, SBF recognizes outstanding school bus operations in its Great Fleets Across America series.

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