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Drilling Down on Fleet Maintenance: Part 1 of 3
July 1, 2008

Maintaining a fleet of vehicles is much more involved than twisting wrenches and changing fluids. Operating a reliable and safe fleet of vehicles dem...

Barry Stock of National Express Corp. is heading into the second year of his term as NSTA president.
Stock Steers NSTA Toward Success
July 1, 2008

Barry Stock is based in Ontario, but his professional endeavors have him focusing on school bus contracting matters above and below the Canadian borde...

Tags: NSTA
What's New in the Top 50?
July 1, 2008

First Student New Orleans moves into new facility

NEW ORLEANS — The First Student school bus transportation facility here has moved to a p...

Do You Suffer From POSD?
July 1, 2008

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious condition that affects an individual or a group of individuals who have been involved in or witness...

NAPT News & Views
July 1, 2008

Green at the grassroots

Everyone in school transportation knows anti-excessive idling policies are now the norm within the industry to cut...

Program educates first-time school bus riders
July 1, 2008

WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Westerville City Schools students can board their buses with confidence on the first day of school later this year thanks to a pro...

FTA to clarify school bus regulations
July 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in mid-May proposed to revise its policy on the extent to which transit agencies can provi...

Paster promoted to key role in FirstGroup America
July 1, 2008

CINCINNATI — The past year has brought some significant changes for First Student.

Last fall, the company merged with Laidlaw Education Services, ...

Algae touted as potential source of fuel
July 1, 2008

SAN DIEGO — A local company said that it can produce crude oil from a process using algae, sunlight, water and carbon dioxide.

Sapphire Energy sai...

Minnesota governor signs bill creating Office of Pupil Transportation
July 1, 2008

MINNEAPOLIS — On May 23, Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed into law an omnibus transportation and transit policy bill that includes measures affecting school b...

State directors: FMCSA proposal would worsen driver shortages
July 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. — State pupil transportation directors said that a training proposal by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) would...

Florida school buses take students from path of blaze
July 1, 2008

PALM BAY, Fla. — As fires raged around Brevard County in mid-May, the local school district’s transportation department demonstrated its commitment to...

Unexpect the expected
July 1, 2008

I enjoy my job, but you probably wouldn’t describe it as “thrilling” if you saw me in action.

My work days are mainly spent stationed in my office...

Product Highlights
June 1, 2008

Dual fans increase alternator’s efficiency
Delco Remy’s 24SI HP alternator has a dual internal fan design that provides maximum cooling a...

We give a hoot
June 1, 2008

It’s hard to go anywhere or do anything these days without coming across some sort of “go green” message.

On TV, you might see a Good Morni...

Tags: emissions
Q&A: STA’s Gallagher Sees More Growth Ahead
June 1, 2008

Since its inception just over 10 years ago, Student Transportation of America Ltd. (STA) has undergone a staggering transformation.

The company...

Alternative Fuel Use On the Rise
June 1, 2008

Alternative fuels aren’t new to pupil transportation, but their use in school buses has become more widespread in recent years. Officials estimate ...

Maryland District Aims to Please
June 1, 2008

When John Matthews started driving a school bus during college, he was unknowingly embarking on a long and successful career in pupil transportati...

Tags: morale
Innovative Driver Hiring and Retention Methods
June 1, 2008

Maintaining a full staff of school bus drivers can be a persistent problem in pupil transportation. “We never seem to have a glut of school bus drive...

Dealer Spotlight
June 1, 2008

Photo above: The sales team at Central States serves school bus operators in Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Illinois.

 

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