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Minnesota increases biodiesel content mandate
May 6, 2009
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota now requires that diesel fuel contain a 5-percent blend (B5) of homegrown biodiesel. The biodiesel content mandate increa...
Tags: biodiesel
Cook-lllinois subsidiary celebrates 50 years
May 6, 2009
CRESTWOOD, Ill. — Cook-Illinois Corp.’s oldest subsidiary, Illinois School Bus, is celebrating 50 years in business today.

The company employs...

Tags: history
Large school districts commit to belts on buses
May 6, 2009
SafeGuard reports that it has sold “thousands” of its FlexSeat for school buses in the first year and a half of production, and large school districts in particular have been early adopters of the lap-shoulder belt equipped seat.
Cook-Illinois subsidiary celebrates 50 years
May 6, 2009
Cook-Illinois Corp.’s oldest subsidiary, Illinois School Bus, is celebrating 50 years in business.
Tags: history
Blue Bird reports financial strength, growth at dealer meetings
May 6, 2009
Blue Bird Corp. recently held town hall-style dealer meetings in Dallas and Denver moderated by company President and CEO Greg Bennett, who provided financial outlook information and answered dealer questions.
TSA urges pupil transporters to participate in security exercise
May 5, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has requested the participation of pupil transportation officials in the School T...
No charges to be filed in fatal school bus crash
May 4, 2009
LOGANSPORT, Ind. — Authorities announced last week that no criminal charges would be filed in a wreck that killed four specials-needs students in Sep...
Edupro Group releases details on 2010 special-needs event
May 4, 2009
ORLANDO, Fla. — The 19th National Conference & Exhibition on Transporting Students With Disabilities & Preschoolers, as well as the 13th National Spe...
Special-Needs Briefs — 5/4/09
May 4, 2009
School van brake failure goes to trial
PITTSBURGH — A mechanic is charged with involuntary manslaughter after a van he inspected experien...
Indiana governor approves end-of-route inspections bill
May 1, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mitch Daniels signed into law on Thursday a bill that requires school bus drivers to perform end-of-route inspections. ...
Blue Bird addresses former coach division shutdown rumors
April 28, 2009
Blue Bird Corp. issued the following statement from Greg Bennett, president and CEO, regarding the financial strength of the company.
M2K seat recognized in automotive awards program
April 27, 2009
The annual Automotive News PACE Awards, presented here last week, shone a spotlight in the school bus industry as part of its quest to honor “superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance among automotive suppliers.”
Tags: seating
First Student to be sole contractor for Cincinnati Public Schools
April 27, 2009
CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. has been awarded the full Cincinnati Public Schools student transportation contract, which had previously been operat...
Kentucky districts receive Clean School Bus funding
April 24, 2009
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Six school districts in Kentucky will share nearly $200,000 in funding to reduce emissions from their school buses.

Kentucky F...

Bus stop accident claims 2
April 23, 2009
Two students were killed and one was injured by a pickup truck that struck them at their school bus stop on Tuesday morning.
Ohio Legislature eyes bus strobes
April 22, 2009
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A bill before the state Legislature would require that all new school buses be equipped with a white, roof-mounted strobe light.

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Tags: lighting
Strong sales reported for propane school bus
April 22, 2009
Blue Bird Corp. and CleanFUEL USA will provide 154 Blue Bird propane-powered Vision school buses to several Southern California school districts and ...
Navistar to develop hybrid with engine-off mode
April 20, 2009
WARRENVILLE, Ill. — The IC Bus plug-in hybrid school bus will be further developed into a vehicle capable of all-electric drive for extended periods,...
Florida targets grade crossing accidents
April 17, 2009
In the past five years, there have been more than 500 highway-rail grade crossing accidents, with 90 injuries and 80 fatalities, throughout Florida.
SBF Photo Contest returns
April 15, 2009
Calling all shutterbugs: It’s time for SCHOOL BUS FLEET’s Fifth Annual Photo Contest!

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