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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...

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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 ...

States see flurry of bus developments
October 1, 2007

The summer was a busy season for the pupil transportation community, with school bus bills being passed and new programs being launched throughout the...

Refining our relationships
October 1, 2007

What keeps certain school bus drivers in their occupation for so long? In light of recent reports of driver shortages across the nation, SCHOOL BUS...

Inspiration point
October 1, 2007

One of the things that I like to do in my free time is play tennis. It’s a great way to pry myself away from my everyday concerns, although I occasion...

Illinois limits school contracts
October 1, 2007
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A new Illinois law promises to put a damper on new contracts between school districts and private school bus operators, and other ...
Product Highlights
September 1, 2007

New series of fuel-operated heaters introduced
The Hydronic M Series has been added to Espar Heater Systems’ product line. These fuel-ope...

Put wings on your dreams
September 1, 2007

As some of you may remember, I wrote an article titled “I’m here because of you” for the February 2007 issue of SCHOOL BUS FLEET. It described ...

Routing Systems Tout Enhancements
September 1, 2007

With advances in routing software becoming more affordable and accessible to school bus operators, getting kids to school and back home safely and on ...

Tips for Preparing Drivers for Winter Weather
September 1, 2007

Winter driving can be dangerous for bus drivers, their passengers and everyone else on the road. Minimizing the chances of winter road accidents takes...

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Emergency Response: The First 5 Minutes
September 1, 2007

As a child growing up during the Cold War, I participated in my share of air raid drills. When the siren would sound, we crawled under our desks or mo...

How to Stop Procrastinating
September 1, 2007

Procrastination. It is a familiar word to many people and, for some, it is an even more familiar habit. To be sure, when we have challenging projects ...

Improving Safety in the Danger Zone
September 1, 2007

Accidents that occur during school bus loading and unloading are known as “danger zone” accidents. The danger zone refers to the areas extending 15 fe...

How to prepare for the spotlight
September 1, 2007

As we begin another school year, there is sure to be a high level of interest in school bus safety and related issues.

Recent high-profile activit...

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