Although NHTSA is reluctant to require its use, flame-retardant seating material is making inroads in the school bus industry.
Improve your communication links, driver-chaperone training and post-accident preparation to maximize transportation safety.
Practice, persistence and preparation are the keys to winning a school bus driving competition
Coordinated plans — rehearsed in tabletop and actual simulations — ensure that school bus operators can handle nature's nastiest surprises.
The questions are drawn from the competency examination included in the "Train the Trainers Text - Transporting Individuals With Disabilities," written by Dr. Robert J. Cross and published by the National School Transportation Academy.
In the September 1998 issue, we discussed the structure, floor and lighting of a perfect school bus garage. In this second and final part, we take care of the rest of the facility.
At press time, Carpenter’s survival was in doubt, hinging on a bailout plan that seemed more grounded in wishful thinking than reality.
The long hours and deepening stress levels, caused by inadequate staffing, driver shortages, passenger misbehavior and parent complaints, can only lead to a systematic burnout of transportation managers.
To hold short attention spans, Faye Stevens trimmed the show length, added an original song and used a Buster-sized two-way street to directly involve the children.
Consistency, documentation and progressive discipline are the keys to 'successful' termination of drivers and others.
Reducing your liability exposure requires constant attention to driver training, awareness of a fleet's weaknesses and a commitment to 'best practices.
Federal regulators and pupil transportation groups are calling for a new appraisal of school bus occupant safety. Undoubtedly, seat belts will receive a closer look.
The heat-sensitive are prone to heat exhaustion or heat prostration during their bus ride. Cold-sensitive students require steady temperature levels high enough for their safety, health and comfort.
(First of two parts) One garage is not perfect for all. There are differences between garages for school buses and transit buses. But the hypothetical garage will have parts from which all garages can find some pieces.
No piece of equipment can replace a good driver and attendant training program.
All of us involved in school transportation have passenger safety as our primary goal. At every school district, different groups can provide a wealth...
Something is gaining on the school transportation industry. It’s the mounting pressure to address the issue of seat belts on school buses.
Student threats against school personnel and against other students are not being treated as pranks anymore.
Are you prepared for gunfire aboard a school bus? Recent campus assaults have forced transportation managers to scrutinize training programs, student conduct policies and emergency plans.
‘Minor’ improvements to school bus components, such as remote-control mirrors, take school bus safety to a new level.
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