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Fatal crash spurs activity trip safety campaign
October 1, 2008

FREDERICTON, New Brunswick — In the wake of a fatal accident on a high school basketball trip in January, officials in late August unveiled recomm...

Getting out of the margins
October 1, 2008

When I told a family friend, a former elementary school district superintendent, that I was on the staff of a magazine serving the school bus ind...

The quest for optimum protection
September 1, 2008

It’s been nearly a year since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) unveiled its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on enhancin...

Product Highlights
September 1, 2008

Bosch school bus alternator offers efficiency, long life
Bosch has introduced a new alternator specifically for the school bus market. The...

NAPT News & Views
September 1, 2008

Straight Talk on Seat Belts, Fuel Costs

The NAPT Board of Directors met recently and discussed two of the most pressing issues facing o...

Product Focus: Emergency Equipment
September 1, 2008

School buses may be the safest vehicles on the road, but accidents do happen. In an emergency, certain types of equipment are vital in keeping preciou...

Dan Daniels has more than 30 years of operations and engineering experience in the transportation industry.
Trans Tech Names New President
September 1, 2008

In July, Trans Tech Bus named Dan Daniels its new president following the departure of John Manzi.

Manzi, who joined the company in 2006, said tha...

Blake Krapf (second from left) of George Krapf Jr. & Sons accepts the Go Yellow, Go Green Award from NSTA's Barry Stock (left) and Magda Dimmendaal and the EPA's Jim Blubaugh.
Krapf Company Goes Green and Yellow
September 1, 2008
If you look over the parking lots at George Krapf Jr. & Sons Inc., you’ll see a whole lot of yellow. But the Exton, Pa.-based school bus contractor is...
Drilling Down on Fleet Maintenance: Part 3 of 3
September 1, 2008

In the July issue of SBF, I discussed what is involved with maintaining a fleet of vehicles and introduced you to 10 sources that are ...

Performance Standards Aid Turnaround in D.C.
September 1, 2008

Washington, D.C., is home to a unique school system, which is to be expected, as D.C. is the home of the federal government and one of the largest met...

6 Steps to Excellent Customer Service
September 1, 2008

The 2008-09 school year is upon us, and as those in the pupil transportation industry well know, the first few weeks of school can be hectic.

Dur...

Kottkes’ Bus Service helps students celebrate prom
September 1, 2008
ANDOVER, Minn. — Kottkes’ Bus Service Inc. transported 16 Spring Lake Park (Minn.) High School students to their prom in May.

“Our son Andrew came...

Device keeps bus speed under control
September 1, 2008

EVINGTON, Va. — A new device is being touted as a convenient and reliable way to keep Type A school buses from speeding, potentially increasing safety...

School bus agency shines on singing competition show
September 1, 2008

WHITTIER, Calif. — Pupil Transportation Cooperative (PTC), a seven-district joint power agency with a fleet of 130 buses serving communities in Southe...

Bus safety training program entertains, informs students
September 1, 2008

WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Annual school bus safety training is an interactive experience for students in kindergarten through grade 3 at Westerville City Sc...

Can all-electric bus go the distance?
September 1, 2008

GOLDEN, Colo. — As the major school bus OEMs work toward providing more hybrid and propane buses, a new player is looking to break into the market wit...

NHTSA chief announces resignation
September 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nicole Nason, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), said that she would step down from her p...

Tags: NHTSA
Texas district wins grant for propane buses
September 1, 2008

SAN ANTONIO — Northside Independent School District received a $66,341.46 grant from Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Michael L. Williams, covering ...

Tags: propane
NSTA unveils action plans at annual conference
September 1, 2008

CALGARY, Alberta — Key topics addressed at this year’s National School Transportation Association (NSTA) annual meeting and convention included safety...

NHTSA targets release of school bus final rule
September 1, 2008

ATLANTA — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans to issue a final rule on school bus safety early next year.

The rule wi...

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