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IC Bus to provide 300 school buses to Ohio district
May 9, 2013
Deliveries of the CE Series school buses to Columbus City Schools will begin in July. The buses will be powered by MaxxForce 7 engines and will seat 65 passengers.
Michigan pupil transporter saves couple from burning home
May 9, 2013
Richard Deering, transportation supervisor for Northport School District, was driving by the home when he noticed smoke, and he stopped to help the husband and wife. The husband had undergone knee replacement surgery, so Deering carried him to his truck, and he also tried to save the couple’s vehicle from the garage, where the fire had started.
Hickory Springs changes name to HSM
May 7, 2013
The company, which recently acquired school bus seating supplier the C.E. White Co., launches a rebranding initiative that includes the consolidation of a number of brands and divisions under one name: HSM.
NAPT News & Views — Barry Sudduth picks a superpower, new name
May 7, 2013

To shed some light on the personalities that make up the National Association for Pupil Transportation board of directors, the association has launched a series of board member profiles. Here, we hear from Barry Sudduth.

Dubai school transport conference draws global crowd
May 3, 2013
About 17 nations are represented at Dubai’s first school transportation conference. Speakers and delegates make recommendations in such areas as school transportation safety and security, driver training and road layout around schools. NAPT President Alex Robinson tells SBF that being at the event had a feeling of “what it was probably like to be at an early Warrensburg conference.”
Trace Technologies names product innovation exec
May 2, 2013
Larry Chin joins the company, which provides HD Plug & Play mobile video cameras, as president of product development. Chin has more than a decade of experience in the mobile video market, having previously worked for such companies as DDS Wireless International, Seon Design and Honeywell.
DVD teaches bullying response techniques
April 30, 2013
The video, called “What Are You Going To Do?,” was created by the Oregon Pupil Transportation Association and Dr. Allan Beane, founder of Bully Free Systems. It depicts various types of bullying, with one situation leading to a student taking a bus hostage. Those involved in developing the video tell SBF the goals were to show a worst-case scenario and provide tools that drivers can use to address bullying.
Transfinder to hold 4th client conference
April 29, 2013
The school transportation software supplier's annual event will offer more than 30 classroom and hands-on computer sessions. World-renowned mountaineer Gary Guller will give a keynote address on leadership and teamwork.
Bolstering communications with digital two-way radios
April 29, 2013
In a recent SBF webinar sponsored by Motorola, speakers discussed benefits and best practices in using digital two-way radios for school transportation. Here’s a recap of the discussion, along with access to the archived webinar.
Trans Tech Bus adds dealers for Oregon, Washington
April 25, 2013
Brattain Bus Sales in Albany, Ore., has been chosen to serve the Type A school bus manufacturer’s customers in the state, while Harlow’s Bus Sales has been added in the state of Washington, along with five other states. In other news, the company announces that its SST/CST model series fully complies with the Colorado Rack and Load Test.
School bus drivers aid in Boston evacuation
April 25, 2013
After the explosions at last week's Boston Marathon, eight school bus drivers from AA Transportation stepped up to shuttle people away from the site. Company President Ron Ernenwein commends the drivers for their actions, noting that "not one person opted to go home, complained the assignment was too hard or took a break after the 18th hour of shuttling."
Transfinder enhances school bus routing software
April 23, 2013
The company, which provides student transportation management systems, will release version 11.0 of Routefinder Pro and Infofinder le, its district-wide communication solution. The upgrades include integration with Infofinder mobile, which allows users to access transportation information in real time.
47-year school bus driver honored in New York
April 23, 2013
Pat Beesmer, a driver for Ethan Allen Transportation, is named School Bus Driver of the Year in Ulster County. A mother of three kids who have been passengers on Beesmer's bus says that she is "very tuned in to every child's needs — those who occasionally get bus sick, and those who miss Mom or Dad on their first day of school."
New Collins exec shifts from red to yellow
April 23, 2013

With a background in the fire truck industry, Dan Peters comes to Collins Bus Corp. with a keen understanding of the importance of building a top-quality vehicle for the job of protecting people.

ASBC launches recognition program
April 22, 2013
Officials say the School Bus Champion Award recognizes individuals and entities who have displayed exceptional support for the advancement of the school bus industry through leadership in safety, access to education, environmental benefits/stewardship and community impact. The EPA and the state of Utah are the first honorees for their work in “greening” school buses.
Veteran school transportation manager ends career with one last trip
April 19, 2013
When Louk Markham got behind the wheel of a school bus recently, it wasn't just any field trip — it was his final journey in a pupil transportation career that began nearly 40 years ago. Markham, who concluded his tenure as transportation supervisor at Merced (Calif.) City School District, discusses the highlights and challenges of his time in the yellow bus industry.
FMCSA safety officer to speak at Zonar conference
April 18, 2013
Jack Van Steenburg, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s chief safety officer and assistant administrator, is scheduled to speak at THE ZONE, which will be held in San Antonio in May. Officials say he will provide an update of federal safety and compliance efforts and discuss future plans for the administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.
Hoekstra Transportation celebrates 85-year anniversary
April 18, 2013
The Michigan-based company has been a dealer for Thomas Built Buses since 1980, and it also provides new and used school, child care and commercial vehicles. Officials say this year also represents a new beginning of growth and opportunity for the company.
Navistar names new VP, COO
April 17, 2013
Jack Allen has been president of Navistar’s North America Truck and Parts business since last June. Now, he will serve as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the International and IC Bus parent company.
Kansas district benefits from EDULOG’s solutions
April 16, 2013
Fort Leavenworth School District, USD #207, faced numerous challenges in transporting students and keeping track of them due to a high student turnover rate, routing changes and budgetary constraints. Officials say that in the two years since EDULOG’s student tracking and routing solutions have been installed, they’ve “never lost a student,” and making changes to routes is “easy.”

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