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Flag could hinder stop-arm runners
November 1, 2007

BENTON, La. — In an effort to thwart motorists who pass school buses while students are loading or unloading, a former transportation director invente...

Seat repair maintenance conquered
November 1, 2007

CLINT, Texas — Like many other school bus operators, Clint Independent School District (ISD) found that seat repair maintenance was taking a big bite ...

Tags: seating
Collins buys Corbeil assets
November 1, 2007

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — In a deal that promised to make North America’s largest producer of Type A school buses even larger, Collins Industries Inc. purcha...

Mother drives home danger zone message
November 1, 2007

NEOSHO, Mo. — No one is more aware of the danger zone’s deadly potential than Terri Wright and her family. In 2004, they lost 6-year-old Jacob when he...

District rebuilds bus fleet after fire
November 1, 2007

COULEE DAM, Wash. — A fire destroyed six buses, a driver’s ed vehicle, tires and auxiliary equipment at the Grand Coulee Dam School District’s transpo...

Tags: bus fires
FirstGroup closes Laidlaw acquisition
November 1, 2007

ABERDEEN, Scotland — FirstGroup PLC completed its acquisition of Laidlaw International Inc., making it the largest operator of school buses in North A...

Putting up a fight
November 1, 2007

One thing is clear about pupil transportation professionals: They want what’s best for the kids. If they are not fully convinced that equipping school...

Product Highlights
October 1, 2007

Multi-purpose borescope available
The Tracerline TP-9350 COBRA is a borescope that can be used to inspect and leak-check numerous applica...

Heavy Duty Bus Parts recently expanded its warehouse by 8,500 square feet to increase its seat cover and seat foam manufacturing operation.
Best Practices in Parts Procurement
October 1, 2007

Thanks to the Internet, consumers can buy virtually anything from the comfort of their desks with a few mouse clicks and keystrokes; no human interact...

Tags: parts
Auburn (Wash.) School District stores used fluids, such as antifreeze, motor oil and solvents for proper disposal and recycling.
Green Movement Keeps Sprouting Up
October 1, 2007

With the EPA requirements of emissions limits for 2007 engines and conversion to ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD), the pupil transportation industry is ...

A Leadership Gap Looms
October 1, 2007
With a number of today’s baby boomers retiring within the next five to 10 years, there is concern among companies that the retirements will create a g...
Pupils disembark a bus operated by First Student in Jefferson Parish. The contractor began providing service for the parish after Katrina because of a shortage of bus owner/operators.
Special Report: 2 Years After Katrina
October 1, 2007

Among the vast destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina two years ago, one of the iconic images was a flooded lot filled with hundreds of school buses...

NAPT News & Views
October 1, 2007

I’ve loved these days

Time flies when you are having fun! How many times in our lives have we said that? In my case, I get to say that now...

Tags: NAPT
Navistar wins award for hybrid development
October 1, 2007

PASADENA, Calif. — Navistar International Corp. won the 2007 Blue Sky Award for its role in developing diesel-hybrid technology.

The award is pres...

STC acquires Elliott companies
October 1, 2007
TORONTO — Student Transportation of Canada (STC) has acquired the Elliott companies, a group of Ontario school bus operations.

The deal adds more ...

Judge ends N.Y. tripper service
October 1, 2007

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A judge ruled that the Rochester-Genesee (N.Y.) Regional Transit Authority (RGRTA) must discontinue its school bus operations.

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Durham acquires N.J. contractor
October 1, 2007

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Durham School Services has acquired Murphy Bus Service in New Jersey.

Murphy operates approximately 500 school buses throug...

Technicians, inspectors showcase ‘America’s Best’ skills
October 1, 2007

PEORIA, Ill. — School bus technicians and inspectors put their expertise on display in the fourth annual “America’s Best” competition.

This year’s...

NAPT launches video blog
October 1, 2007

ALBANY, N.Y. — The NAPT has developed a cutting-edge outlet for sharing information with its members: a video blog.

Along the lines of a “traditio...

Louisiana crossing-arm mandate left unfunded
October 1, 2007

BATON ROUGE, La. — Pupil transporters may not be forced to comply with a recently passed bill that requires older school buses to be retrofitted with ...

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