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On the hiring line
March 1, 2006

The bus driver shortage tends to be cyclical, like the economy, but varies according to region. Some school districts and contractors have great luck in finding qualified drivers, while others have a much tougher time recruiting good prospects.

Promoting the Good Work of Your Drivers
March 1, 2006

Parents and school administrators, among others, should know of the many success stories involving school bus drivers. Working with public information officers, distributing newsletters and nominating drivers for awards are great ways to grow awareness.

Tips and Tactics From the Top 100
December 1, 2005

Some of the largest school bus fleets in the country share best practices in operations, maintenance, driver training and recruitment, and other areas.

Great Fleets Across America (Part IV)
October 1, 2005

Exceeding Expectations Is Expected in This Yard

Monroe-Woodbury Central School District
Monroe, N.Y.

In the rolling foot...

Great Fleets Across America (Part I)
October 1, 2005

Divided by Water, United by Bus


Brevard County Public Schools
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15 Ways to Get Your Operation in Shape
June 1, 2005

When school begins each fall, does your operation border on chaos? Will too many K-3 students get on the wrong afternoon bus? Will special-needs dri...

Small Contractors Embrace Growing Challenges
June 1, 2005

The business of transporting schoolchildren has gotten a little tougher over the past few years, with rising costs of fuel, insurance and equipment co...

What You Can Learn From the 5 Worst School Bus Operations
November 1, 2004

At war with the community

Rough Public Schools, Foulmouth, S.D.
The transportation department at Rough Public Schools may n...

75 Great Ways to Improve Your Operation (Part IV)
October 1, 2004

46. Be specific with bus bids

Time spent before a bus enters your fleet can be well worth it. In our school system, we have to award bus bid...

75 Great Ways to Improve Your Operation (Part I)
October 1, 2004

1. Give subs their fair share

Like many other school bus operations nationwide, Sweetwater Union High School District in Chula Vista, Calif....

The Transportation Manager's 2004-05 Survival Guide
September 1, 2004

It's a transportation manager's worst nightmare. You've got a fleet of buses that need replacing but a budget that won't buy you one, a shortage of se...

Helpful Tools for Screening, Hiring and Monitoring Drivers
August 1, 2004

The job interview often is a shaky indicator of job success. At best, a recruiter has about a 50/50 chance of hiring a top performer based on informat...

Enhanced Ergonomics Highlighted in New Conventional Bus Designs
March 1, 2004

Unlike automobiles, which can undergo drastic design changes from year to year, school buses tend to look the same, at least to the general public, no...

Key School Transportation Issues — From Coast to Coast
December 1, 2003

With calendar year 2003 drawing to a close, SBF contacted school bus officials from across the United States to assess the current state of the...

Creative Ways to Fill the Driver's Seat
August 1, 2003

Many years ago, a young man submitted an application for the position of substitute school bus driver at his local school district and never heard a w...

Enhance Employee Retention with Driver Rewards
September 1, 2001

School districts and contract bus companies are often looking for ways to support and motivate their transportation supervisors and managers. Encourag...

36 Questions for a Prospective Bus Driver
November 1, 2000

Asking the right questions during a hiring interview can help to identify qualified candidates and improve your driver retention rate.

Learn to Predict and Prevent Bus Yard Violence
September 1, 2000

Experts recommend taking threats seriously, recognizing changes in employee mood and behavior and learning to deal with difficult personality types.

News from Washington is more than the campaign
March 1, 2000

Believe it or not, there are other things happening in the political world, although you wouldn’t know it from the network TV coverage. Surprisingly, some of them could affect the pupil transportation industry. More surprisingly, they could have a positive effect.

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.

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