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Confronting the Top 10 Safety Concerns
October 1, 2006

Although stop-arm violations are a top safety concern for school bus operations across the nation, other transportation-related issues can be just as vexing. The following list identifies the most common challenges pupil transporters face and effective ways of dealing with them.

Useful Techniques to Optimize Mirror Training
June 1, 2006

Mirror grid systems are designed to assist in the instruction of proper mirror usage. Choosing the right system can enhance the learning experience and increase a driver's visual capacity, especially around the danger zone.

How Small Operations Conquer Big Challenges
April 1, 2006

The challenges some smaller operations face can mirror those of larger operations. However, dealing with difficult routing scenarios, attendance issues or the expense of training materials for just a handful of drivers makes a huge difference.

Mechanically inclined
April 1, 2006

They may not know why engines need lubrication. They may not know the difference between gasoline or diesel, or care about that difference. But it’s clear that bus drivers are an essential part of your maintenance program.

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.

N.Y. group tests high-tech driving simulator
December 1, 2005

The Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA) recently hosted a business meeting and tour of its facilities for the Rochester Area Transportation Supervisors Association (RATSA).

PTSI unveils new line of products and services
November 1, 2005

The Pupil Transportation Safety Institute (PTSI) has launched several new resources to assist school transportation professionals across the country. Following are summaries of the new products and services.

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

Small Community Plus Ship-Shape Operation Equals Success

Riverside Community School District
Oakland, Iowa

It’s been said...

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

Advancing With Technology

Gaston County Schools
Gastonia, N.C.

Pupil transportation is not generally considered to be at...

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

Divided by Water, United by Bus


Brevard County Public Schools
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Control Is Key to Accident-Free Driving
September 1, 2005

Arlene Felty has driven school buses for more than 35 years. She has witnessed a lot of change in pupil transportation over the years. Here she shares...

Teaching Bus Mechanics to Drivers
June 1, 2005

School bus drivers need a basic understanding of their vehicles’ mechanical workings. But bus-operation officials must wrestle with exactly how much i...

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...

Collaboration is Key to Success in Romeoville
February 1, 2005

Providing quality transportation service to special-needs students is a team effort at Valley View School District (VVSD) in Romeoville, Ill.

The...

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

31. Get a library card

Having trouble finding service manuals for older-model buses? Fear not. Most dealerships keep comprehensive service l...

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....

Who Is Training Your Drivers?
September 1, 2004

Does this scenario sound familiar to you? A newly hired driver candidate, midway through behind-the-wheel training, walks into your office and asks fo...

Rage Against the Machine: Disarming Hostile People
August 1, 2004

School bus drivers should not need to worry about being attacked on the job, especially by parents. After all, these drivers are paid to protect their...

Effective Ways to Train Drivers on Rail-Crossing Safety
June 1, 2004

The need for transportation managers to emphasize rail-crossing safety in school bus driver training is imperative. Drivers must be taught that one mi...

Hot Topics in Driver Training
March 1, 2004

As you may have noticed, school bus driver training is constantly changing. With the passing years come new issues for drivers that need to be address...

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