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In memory of Josh, more than just a passenger on the bus
August 1, 2002

It takes a crazy person to drive 50 to 60 screaming, disrespectful kids to school every day, not to mention sitting with your back to them. How can yo...

Breaking Point
August 1, 2002

A little after 5:00 a.m. on April 2, Los Angeles resident Celestine Lewis woke up, got her two children ready for school and then walked them to their...

No, I'm not among the fascinating people either
June 1, 2002

Now that you've flipped completely through the Top 25 Fascinating Personalities in School Transportation, let me explain why you weren't included R...

25 Fascinating Industry Personalities
June 1, 2002

The school transportation industry is made of hundreds of thousands of dedicated individuals who perform a difficult and underappreciated task. This a...

Transportation cuts come at high cost
June 1, 2002

The battle between the classroom and ancillary services such as transportation continues in full force as school boards try to squeeze dollars from th...

True/False Questions for Drivers
April 1, 2002

The following true or false questions are samples from the CDL exam for school bus operators. Use them to test the expertise of your driver staff. ...

When Is Appearance an Issue?
April 1, 2002
Workplace appearance can be a touchy issue if you are not careful in how your regulations are set up. Operators do not have solid grounds to enforce s...
Setting the Tone for Driver Instruction
April 1, 2002

An introduction gives trainers a chance to set the right tone for instruction. Although experienced trainers inevitably develop their own style of ope...

Garage Clinic
April 1, 2002

Can money be saved by sharing shop duties with other agencies? Sharing is complicated A few years back when we needed a new maintenance facility,...

Computer System Eases DMV Lines
April 1, 2002
The California State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is in the process of converting 33 DMV offices to a state-of-the-art computer system much like...
Quick Tips
April 1, 2002
NSTA launches pilot testing of e-market The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) has begun a one-year test of a program that allows cont...
Parent Volunteers on the School Bus?
April 1, 2002
What do you think of allowing parent volunteers to ride buses to help manage the students? I’m all for it, as long as background checks are done a...
Q&A: Leaving Students Out in the Cold
April 1, 2002
Transportation for students at the nation’s second largest school district, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), was seriously hampered in ear...
5 Ways to Address Upset Workers
April 1, 2002
In light of several recent events involving school bus drivers acting unpredictably, there has been a greater emphasis on knowing the history of emplo...
Media Center
April 1, 2002

Videos Guidelines for the Installation of Car Seats on School Buses This video, produced by Miami-Dade County (Fla.) Public Schools, teaches drivers...

Judgment Call - GameBoys
April 1, 2002
Finders, keepers The policy on my bus is: If I catch you with one, I get to keep it. Of course, I would give it to the parents, but I’m not telling ...
Parents Resist Paying for ‘Free Service’
April 1, 2002
Anoka-Hennepin School District in Coon Rapids, Minn., heard from some frustrated parents on Monday, April 8, when a new transportation policy took eff...
Keeping Garage Costs Down
April 1, 2002

Restrict supply access Garage supplies, by definition, are expendable consumables used in the day-to-day maintenance of your fleet. We do not invento...

Non-Cash Rewards Earn Results
April 1, 2002
Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, once said that there are two things people want more than sex and money: recognition and praise. Non-cash...
Emergency Contacts for After Hours
April 1, 2002
Suppose there is an accident or breakdown on your bus while you are on a weekend or late-night trip? The office is closed. How will you get in touch w...

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