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‘America’s Best’ named in school bus competition
November 1, 2008

TULSA, Okla. — A school bus technician from New Jersey and an inspector from North Carolina earned the title of “America’s Best” in their respective f...

U.K. commission calls for U.S.-style school buses
November 1, 2008

LONDON — A group dubbed the Yellow School Bus Commission has recommended using American-style buses to transport children to and from school in the U....

Students learn to create a ‘peaceful’ school bus environment
November 1, 2008

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Howe International Magnet School recently held a program for students aimed at creating a respectful and orderly environment on bo...

School bus driver saves choking student
November 1, 2008

NAPLES, Fla. — School bus driver Gail Paxon saved the life of a student on her bus recently by performing the Heimlich maneuver.

Paxon, a driver f...

Bus wrecks claim five lives in Florida, Indiana
November 1, 2008

Severe school bus crashes just a few days apart in late September left communities in Florida and Indiana mourning the losses of five students.

In...

Houston school transportation rises to the challenge of Hurricane Ike
November 1, 2008

HOUSTON — Hurricane Ike made landfall in Texas on Sept. 13 as a Category 2 hurricane. In Houston, nearly the entire city was without power, and reside...

NTSB calls for steps to prevent fatigue crashes
November 1, 2008

WASHINGTON — Human fatigue was the probable cause of the fatal crash of a tractor-trailer and a motorcoach carrying high school students in Wisconsin ...

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FTA issues policy statement aimed at stopping unfair competition
November 1, 2008

WASHINGTON — The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in September issued a final policy statement to clarify its school bus regulations for federally...

T.G.I. Thursday?
November 1, 2008

To most kids, a four-day school week would seem like a dream come true. Who wouldn’t want a longer weekend? That’s one more day to play and procrastin...

See you in South Carolina
October 1, 2008

Summer is over, but don’t you still feel like going to the beach?

Lucky for us, the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) will ...

Product Highlights
October 1, 2008

Alternator facilitates fuel savings, enhances battery life
The 28SI, a high output alternator for school buses and other vehicles that h...

The benefits of bus surveillance
October 1, 2008

When early video recording equipment was installed on school buses, the “black box with a red light” focused above the driver and along the aisle ...

Technology on the horizon: polyurethane tires
October 1, 2008

In our changing world, technological advances seem to come at us every day. Some are introduced gradually into our lives, such as the various typ...

Tim Bentz searches local junkyards and highways for abandoned buses that may bear new pieces for his collection.
Transportation Director's Collection Tops 150 Items
October 1, 2008

Tim Bentz, transportation director at Cascade School District in Leavenworth, Wash., has taken school bus enthusiasm to new heights in the decoratio...

John O'Leary, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses, says that plant improvements have enabled the company to build higher quality buses in a safer and more productive environment.
Q&A: Industry Outlook Not All Gloomy
October 1, 2008

From a financial perspective, the current state of the pupil transportation industry can seem a bit bleak.

Soaring diesel prices and other econ...

AIRTEK®, one of two front suspension systems for school buses manufactured by Hendrickson, features the STEERTEK axle, which improves vehicle stability, handling and maneuverability.
School Bus Suspension Systems Enhance Ride Quality
October 1, 2008

Equipping school buses with an effective suspension system is an integral part of ensuring the safety and comfort of everyone on board.

Fortunatel...

At Fairport (N.Y.) Central School District, new drivers go through a series of training modules one-on-one with a trainer. Both must sign off on each module as it is completed.
Creative Training Sharpens Driver Skills
October 1, 2008

Driving a school bus is a highly specialized job, requiring extensive training, both pre-hire and continuing throughout a driver’s career. School ...

School bus workers speak out for livable wages
October 1, 2008

HARTFORD, Conn. — Unionized school bus drivers and monitors here testified in late August at a public hearing to ensure that the city’s living wage o...

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Alabama governor endorses biodiesel grant program
October 1, 2008

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — In August, Gov. Bob Riley urged school districts to apply for a new grant that will assist in covering the cost of switching to ...

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Riteway launches sleep apnea program for employees
October 1, 2008

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Riteway Bus Service Inc., a family-owned transportation company, partnered with Sleep Apnea Solutions Inc. (SAS) to create a Sleep ...

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