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.
Transportation director in Englewood, Colo., has made strong contributions to the industry — while championing an unpopular cause.
Expansion of school bus transportation in the 21st century hinges on the industry's efforts to promote its achievements and to erase widespread misconceptions.
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.
In many ways, SCHOOL BUS FLEET and the pupil transportation industry have grown in tandem.
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.
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.
Each year, SBF recognizes outstanding school bus operations in its Great Fleets Across America series.
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