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New York district mourns fallen driver
February 1, 2008

ANGOLA, N.Y. — Staff and students of Lake Shore Central School District mourned the loss of longtime bus driver Brenda Chiappetta, who was killed in a...

Spreading goodwill, good news
February 1, 2008

As we at SCHOOL BUS FLEET search the Web each day to see what the nation’s media outlets have to report about school buses, the articles on “ba...

No lack of imagination
January 1, 2008

After decades of serving the school bus industry, you’d think the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) might have run out of ways to k...

NAPT Technology Showcase
January 1, 2008

DVR automates video storage
Video+Plus is a DVR system featuring HandsFREE and VideoTRACK technology. HandsFREE Wireless Data Transfer aut...

In addition to its 800 school buses, Birnie Bus Service operates about two dozen motorcoaches.
8 Great Fleets in 2008
January 1, 2008

Family vision continues as bus company grows

Birnie Bus Service, Rome, N.Y.

It’s already been a long road for Tim Birnie, ow...

Steve Kalmes of Anchorage School District (left) accepts the SBF award from Publisher Frank Di Giacomo.
Steve Kalmes Named Administrator of the Year
January 1, 2008

Steve Kalmes, transportation director at Anchorage (Alaska) School District and a prominent figure in the school bus community, has been named SCHO...

Tags: history, NAPT
State Directors Discuss Belts, Bullying
January 1, 2008

State pupil transportation directors from across the country convened in Grand Rapids, Mich., in late October to discuss issues of national importance...

NAPT Gets Rolling in Grand Rapids
January 1, 2008

Pupil transportation officials waited anxiously outside the Grand Rapids, Mich., police department training facility as its Special Response Team evac...

NAPT News & Views
January 1, 2008

It's all about the numbers...or is it?

Numbers. They are everywhere in our lives. They may not always dictate what we do, necessarily, but...

Tags: NAPT
Thomas Built Buses names essay contest winners
January 1, 2008

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Hundreds of children across the country nominated their favorite school bus driver for Thomas Built Buses’ annual Children’s Choice...

IC Corporation hires new leadership
January 1, 2008

WARRENVILLE, Ill. — IC Corporation has named John McKinney its new vice president and general manager. In this position, McKinney will manage all aspe...

Tags: IC Bus
EPA, Scholastic Inc. promote clean school buses
January 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The EPA and Scholastic Inc. have partnered to educate children about clean air and to promote environmentally-friendly school buses...

Tags: emissions, EPA
Bus drivers train to become supervisors
January 1, 2008

With one of the largest district-run school bus operations in the country, Fairfax County (Va.) Public Schools has a big need for transportation su...

NHTSA issues proposal on seat belts, seat backs
January 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) unveiled in November its highly anticipated proposal on school bus passe...

New Year's solutions
January 1, 2008

Now that 2007 has drawn to a close, take a moment to think back on the beginning of the year. Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? And, if so, do ...

A history of innovation
November 1, 2007

Ever since motorized vehicles began taking over for horse-drawn carts in transporting pupils, many school bus manufacturers have come and gone.

B...

Q&A: NASDPTS' Derek Graham
November 1, 2007

In addition to his duties as state pupil transportation director for North Carolina, Derek Graham has spent the past year in one of the industry’s mor...

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Q&A: NAPT's Bill Tousley
November 1, 2007

When Bill Tousley began driving a school bus 30 years ago, he couldn’t have predicted that he’d one day become president of the National Association f...

Drivers Respond to Key Ergonomic Changes
November 1, 2007

Sheryl Ehrlich of Central School District 13J in Independence, Ore., has driven buses for 11 years. Being on the tall side, she found she needed more ...

8 Errors Good Transportation Managers Can Make
November 1, 2007

I am blessed with a wonderful family and terrific friends. A few of them hold positions as a postman, a police officer, an engineer, a teacher and an ...

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