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Bus roadeo puts school officials behind the wheel
October 1, 2008

LARGO, Fla. — One of the goals of the annual National School Bus Safety Week is to show appreciation to school bus drivers for the vital service t...

Parent poll shows strong support for school busing
October 1, 2008

Nearly nine out of 10 (87 percent) of parents in the U.S. believe that the school bus is the only reliable form of transportation for many students...

Colorado community college hosts school bus driver in-service
October 1, 2008

STERLING, Colo. — In order to provide training for school bus drivers at rural districts who might not otherwise receive it, the Colorado Department...

Florida driver named Bus Operator of the Year
October 1, 2008

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Missing Children’s Clearinghouse recently named school bus driver Billie Jo Kaser the...

Illinois bus drivers aim to end community violence
October 1, 2008

CRESTWOOD, Ill. — On Sept. 6, drivers for Alpha School Bus Company Inc., a subsidiary of Cook-Illinois Corp., walked for three miles through Crest...

Connecticut crossing arm exemption rejected
October 1, 2008

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. — Older school buses in the state are still required to have crossing arms, despite legislation passed earlier this year that ...

Canadian council sets standard for activity buses
October 1, 2008

TORONTO — The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) announced the publication of a standard to provide voluntary requirements for activity buses.

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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...

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