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Special needs, special issue
February 1, 2008

As you may have guessed by now, the copy of SCHOOL BUS FLEET you’re looking at is our annual Special-Needs Issue. We’ve devoted our February ed...

In Case of Fire, Keep Buses Rolling
February 1, 2008

It’s 3 o’clock in the morning, and you are startled from a sound sleep by the sound of your telephone ringing. As you hesitantly answer the call, half...

Preparing for a Bus Crash Emergency
February 1, 2008
Imagine that you are a dispatcher for a school district. One day, you receive a message from a bus driver via radio transmission indicating that he or...
Safety Devices on School Buses: Harnessing Legal Issues
February 1, 2008

Among areas of focus of school transportation litigation, the transportation of students with disabilities is especially complex. The use of Child Saf...

Experts Weigh In on Special-Needs Issues
February 1, 2008
Students who have special needs make up a relatively small segment of the pupil transportation population, but the complexities involved in getting th...
Parental Experience Drives Provider
February 1, 2008
Katie Scholes of Provider Enterprises, which has transported special-needs children for more than 25 years, proves that sometimes it takes one to know...
School Nurses Provide Key Special-Needs Training
February 1, 2008
Advancements in neonatal care have allowed more children with complex medical needs to live longer, healthier lives.

In years past, when these chi...

Collins Bus Corp. to serve Canadian market
February 1, 2008

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

The new Corbeil line will featur...

NAPT calls for presentations for 2008 conference
February 1, 2008

Do you have a better way of doing things that has worked well for you? Are you willing to help others achieve the same optimal results? If so, then NA...

February is "Love the Bus" month
February 1, 2008

The new year is here, presenting a new opportunity to express appreciation to the thousands of men and women who transport America’s pupils.

The ...

Conference explores alternative fuels
February 1, 2008

LAS VEGAS — The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute announced details for its 2008 Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference and Expo.

The ...

Bill seeks safeguards for diabetic students
February 1, 2008

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A bill in the state General Assembly contains provisions to protect students who have diabetes.

Under one provision, school dist...

Stock Transportation acquires North Bay Alouette Bus Lines
February 1, 2008

NEWMARKET, Ontario — On Jan. 7, Stock Transportation Ltd. completed its acquisition of North Bay Alouette Bus Lines Inc.

“This strategic acquisiti...

IC Corporation to raise bus prices
February 1, 2008

WARRENVILLE, Ill. — IC Corporation will increase new bus prices for 2008 by between $2,500 and $3,000 in response to rising commodity prices, accordin...

Blue Bird plant recognized for quality, safety
February 1, 2008

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — IndustryWeek magazine has named Blue Bird Corp.’s North Georgia Body Co. plant among the top 10 winners for its 2007 “IW Bes...

Bus drivers, mechanics honored during basketball game
February 1, 2008

ANAHEIM, Calif. — On Dec. 21, school bus drivers and mechanics from around the state gathered with family and friends at the Anaheim Convention Center...

New York school district installs identification numbers on bus roofs
February 1, 2008

PERU, N.Y. — Peru Central School District recently painted identifying information on the roofs of all its school buses in an effort to make it easier...

FBI investigation finds corruption in NYC school bus industry
February 1, 2008

NEW YORK — In December, an employee of the New York City Department of Education (DOE), Geoffrey Berger, was arrested as a result of an investigation ...

Oregon reverses motorcoach ban
February 1, 2008

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Education issued a rule allowing a permanent variance for the use of motorcoaches by schools and school distric...

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...

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