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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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NAPT News & Views
June 1, 2008

Today’s school bus issues can make exciting headlines

A decade or so ago, news stories about school buses mostly only reported on crashe...

Beans by the busload
June 1, 2008

The Alabama Farmers Federation is dedicated to promoting the social, economic and educational interests of Alabamians, and improving the qualit...

Blue Bird No. 1 donated to historical institution
June 1, 2008

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Albert “Buddy” Luce Jr., son of Blue Bird founder Albert Luce, has donated Blue Bird No. 1 — the company’s first steel-bodied sc...

Tags: history
CASTO covers operational concerns
June 1, 2008

ONTARIO, Calif. — The California Association of School Transportation Officials (CASTO) held its 40th Annual State Conference March 15-17.

Keyno...

New York bus tests license plate reader
June 1, 2008

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — In an effort to combat the widespread problem of illegal passing of school buses, a Syracuse City School District bus has been equip...

Film addresses danger zone fatalities
June 1, 2008

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — Prompted by a discussion about danger zone fatalities during the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation...

NSTA visits Capitol Hill
June 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Student Transportation Association (NSTA) held its annual spring meetings and visited lawmakers on Capitol Hill in...

Tags: NSTA
Pregnant bus attendant saves child from oncoming traffic
June 1, 2008

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — On April 18, Krystle Cushing, a 20-year-old bus attendant for RichLee Vans Inc., rushed out of her special-needs bus to ...

Product Highlights
April 1, 2008

Line of waste oil heaters introduced
Landa Cleaning Systems’ four new waste oil heaters are equipped with an integrated air compressor, e...

Take aim at SBF's Photo Contest
April 1, 2008

TORRANCE, Calif. — Grab your camera and start shooting — it's time for SCHOOL BUS FLEET's Fourth Annual Photo Contest!

This year's competit...

Spreading the love
April 1, 2008

As we put the finishing touches on this issue of SCHOOL BUS FLEET, the month of February had just drawn to a close. With it came the concl...

John McKinney came to IC Corporation with 20 years of experience with parent company Navistar International.
IC’s McKinney Aims at Enhanced Buses, Energy Solutions
April 1, 2008

In December, IC Corporation announced that it had named John McKinney its new vice president and general manager.

The position entails managing ...

Enhancing Security with Video Surveillance
April 1, 2008

Manufacturers of video surveillance systems are rapidly evolving their products in order to keep up with the pace of digital and wireless technolo...

Best Practices in Driver Dress
April 1, 2008

If you were to say the words “bus driver” to somebody who grew up in the 1950s or ’60s, they would probably have a pretty spit-shined image pop into ...

Building and Maintaining a Partnership with Special Educators
April 1, 2008

For many of us, more than half of our pupil transportation business comprises providing service for students with disabilities. Almost all of us s...

Tags: IEP
NAPT News & Views
April 1, 2008

NAPT's SBIC still industry sentinel

Several recent school bus crashes have led to a flurry of activity at the School Bus Information Cle...

Job board launched for public transportation
April 1, 2008

An online job board for the school bus, motorcoach and transit industries has been launched at

Kentucky commemorates 1958 school bus crash
April 1, 2008

FRANKFORT, Ky. — On Feb. 28, the state Senate passed a resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Prestonburg school bus crash of 1958.

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