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<p>Chesapeake (Va.) Public Schools' buses are equipped with AngelTrax's HC460 four-channel DVR system and three cameras.</p>

School Bus Safety

Protect your operation with video surveillance

False claims made against school bus drivers or other transportation staff have the potential to damage reputations and cause legal problems if a district or bus company is unable to prove what occurred during the incident in question. Equipping buses with cameras and DVRs can offer protection by providing undisputable evidence in these situations and others, such as accidents. Here's a roundup of the technology utilized by operations around the country.

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<p>At First Student, well maintained and safely operated buses lead to a long service life, and Senior Vice President of Commercial Development Roger Moore says maintaining a safe operation also enables the company to retain the best employees.</p> Contractors see safety as an investment
Executives for some of North America's largest school bus companies discuss how allocating resources toward such efforts as driver training and preventive maintenance can benefit the operation by improving safety and employee morale, which, in turn, enhances profitability.
NAPT News & Views — Honoring one of our own heroes
Charles “Chuck” Poland Jr. was a school bus driver. Not just any school bus driver, but the one who put his life on the line to protect his passengers when a deranged and armed man commandeered his bus last year. A little more than a year after he was slain on the job, we should all continue to honor his memory, his dedication to the children entrusted to him, and his exceptional heroism.
How your job changes the world
In this Industry Forum, John Fahey of Tyler Technologies' Versatrans solution team discusses how professions in the pupil transportation industry have a direct and daily effect on children with every ride given, and how these professions have made a real and lasting impact on our world.
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RoadRecorder video surveillance line
The RoadRecorder series offers high-definition recording and utilizes both hard disk drive and solid-state recording to create redundant data storage, according to Safety Vision.

Vehicle Diagnostic Assistant Tough Tablet
The Vehicle Diagnostic Assistant Tough Tablet from Diagnostic Innovations is a complete diagnostic system featuring the rugged Panasonic Toughpad tablet.

STERI-FAB Disinfecting Solution
STERI-FAB is an EPA-registered product that kills bedbugs, lice, ticks and many other insects, as well as mold, mildew and bacteria, while also disinfecting the area where it is applied.

People Module
Fleetio has added to its fleet management software functionality that allows users to keep up with employee information and activities within the fleet.

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<p>School District of Manatee County Vehicle Maintenance Parts Manager Jerilynn Boling says the team works closely with the department's vendors and makes decisions daily based upon data from reports. Parts inventory is tracked and maintained several ways, including running a cycle count daily so that throughout the year, every part is counted at least one time. Pictured is a work station area where the majority of parts are stored. The district's fleet comprises 216 school buses and 186 support vehicles. In addition, the team maintains approximately 2,500 pieces of off-road equipment, such as a tractor.</p> PHOTOS: Florida District's Vehicle Maintenance Parts Department

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