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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...

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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...

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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 ...

Fine-Tuning Special-Needs Training Programs
November 1, 2007

The highest risk time for lift-bus collisions, employee or student injuries or other incidents is with new drivers. Drivers obtaining their CDLs are q...

School Board Members Speak Out on Transportation
November 1, 2007

Jerry E. Baldwin

Polk School District, Cedartown, Ga.
Some school district board members have a special connection to transpor...

Turning Your Worst Driver Into Your Best
November 1, 2007

Newspapers and television news shows often cover horror stories about school bus drivers gone bad. From bus crashes and student misbehavior caught on ...

Tackling School Bus Bullying
November 1, 2007

In August, students in an Ohio city were riding a school bus when a boy took a video game from one of his peers and taunted him. The boy attempted to ...

NAPT News & Views
November 1, 2007

Public policy program key part of strategic plan

The NAPT has long been an active and effective advocate for the pupil transportation indust...

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SMI expands bus flooring business
November 1, 2007

PINEVILLE, N.C. — A company better known for its line of roof hatches, stop arms and crossing arms, Specialty Manufacturing Inc. (SMI) has quietly bec...

Tags: flooring
Veteran SBF editor resigns
November 1, 2007

TORRANCE, Calif. — Steve Hirano, former editor and associate publisher of SCHOOL BUS FLEET, has resigned his position to start up his own compa...

Tags: history

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