School Bus Fleet turns 60 this year — a remarkable achievement for any magazine — but that’s only one of the noteworthy milestones in 2016.
The NSTA believes the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's proposal would offer very limited guidance on the safety record of some carriers and cause confusion.
The current NAPT strategic plan is comprehensive but contains just three goals: communicating better; providing resources to improve communication and decision-making; and increasing the number of NAPT certified school transportation professionals.
Real-time GPS tracking, video integration, and driver behavior algorithms are used to create tools such as driver score cards, reports, and alerts that help drivers and managers correct unsafe habits and reinforce safe ones.
Patrick Gallagher, SafeStop’s director of sales, shares how the company’s app has increased communication between school districts and parents. Gallagher also foresees more data access as a potential solution to bus driver shortage.
The family-run school bus company’s loyalty and service and the manufacturer’s quality products and knowledge have helped them stick together for half a century.
With a heightened shortage of bus drivers, Salem-Keizer Public Schools overhauls its approach to recruitment. Collaborating with other district departments, developing an attractive brand, and streamlining the hiring process are key steps.
Without yellow buses, many children would be challenged to get to school. However, the yellow bus also serves communities across the country in other ways, even when school is not in session.
FMCSA’s apparent plan to push forward on the safety fitness determination and then make corrections, if needed, will cause burdensome midstream changes, creating confusion and forcing additional training and expense.
There is no better time every year to beat the drum about what you do and why you do it well, because the news media is focused on the start of the school year and is looking for stories.
The latest programs for school bus routing can help school bus operations build safe and efficient routes while integrating with other fleet management functions, including GPS, driver monitoring, and KPI tracking.
Consultants can help build a case for additional resources and significant changes. Selecting for school transportation experience and specifying the project scope and deliverables are key.
At Sunrise Transportation and other companies throughout his career, Robert Hach has focused on taking care of his people, who in turn take care of the students on their buses.