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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...

Larry Pierce (left) has been at the helm of Pierce Coach Line for more than 60 years. His son Troy serves as operations director.
Larry Pierce Named Contractor of the Year
August 1, 2008

Other school bus contractors call him “The Senior Authority,” and for good reason: Larry Pierce has been in the business for more than 60 years.<p...

What's in a Website?
August 1, 2008

For any type of business, maintaining an informative Website is an effective and efficient way to connect with customers.

School bus operation...

Product Highlights
August 1, 2008

Solution helps reduce radiator, transmission temperature
Super Radiator Cooler increases the wetting ability of water, resulting in an i...

Mirror Lite's Super Nickel rearview mirrors allow for increased forward visibility for drivers because of the gap between the two mirror heads.
School Bus Mirror Technologies Enhance Driver Vision
August 1, 2008

School bus mirrors have evolved to include embedded cameras, LED lighting systems, tempered glass, improved shapes and glare-reducing filters — th...

Tags: mirrors
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The Dos and Don'ts of Wheelchair Transport Safety
August 1, 2008

After the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1976 became law, it was common practice to transport children in wheelchairs facing sidewa...

Drilling Down on Fleet Maintenance: Part 2 of 3
August 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 a...

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