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Avoiding Backpack Risks on the Bus
November 1, 2008

What rides the bus with students of all ages, resting on the floor or in laps throughout the passenger compartment? Backpacks, of course.

While b...

How to Boost Fuel Economy
November 1, 2008

Over the years, a substantial amount of literature has been generated in the area of fuel economy.

Several white papers from reputable manufactur...

Stimulate Staff With Novel Training Techniques
November 1, 2008

Having drivers and monitors navigate a smoke-filled bus, familiarize themselves with new vehicles and see things from a pupil’s perspective are effective ways to keep them engaged in learning.

Roger Howsmon says that Blue Bird’s Propane-Powered Vision has surprised end users with its quiet power in any terrain and temperature.
Q&A: Changes Are Afoot in Pupil Transportation
November 1, 2008

Alternative fuels have gained increasing attention in the school bus industry as soaring diesel costs and concerns over emissions have come to the for...

A student in a wheelchair cannot be evacuated from an emergency exit that is 24 inches wide. A manual wheelchair needs at least 30 inches of clearance.
Bus Configurations Can Create Obstacles for Special-Needs Evacuations
November 1, 2008

I recently had the opportunity travel to many states throughout the country to present on emergency evacuation methods for students with special needs...

Putting a Stop to Illegal Passing
November 1, 2008

We see the headlines every day, from all parts of the country. From the Port St. Lucie (Fla.) News: “St. Lucie County law enforcement sa...

Joint school bus seating venture launched
November 1, 2008

Three Michigan-based companies have initiated a joint venture to produce seating for school buses.

M2K Seating Systems LLC, Tachi-S Engineering US...

Collins brings new Corbeil bus line to Canada
November 1, 2008

SOUTH HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Collins Bus Corp. is now offering a full line of school bus products to the Canadian market.

This new Corbeil-brand prod...

NSTA Midwinter Meeting to coincide with Motorcoach Expo
November 1, 2008

ALEXANDRIA. Va. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) will host its annual Midwinter Meeting in Orlando, Fla., next year.

The...

‘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...

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