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Grammar police lash out with sharpened tongues
December 1, 2000

In my last editorial I discussed a traffic ticket and a sullen highway patrol officer. I’d like to talk about the police again, but in a different context. This time I want to discuss the grammar police on the Internet.

December 1, 2000

NTSB urges bus design change

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recommended that school bus design...
A passenger's perspective on the daily school bus ride
December 1, 2000

An important perspective that’s often overlooked in the pupil transportation industry is that of the passengers. Until last June, my morning routine included spending an hour on a Blue Bird. I know very well the attitudes of most of my peers when it comes to school buses, and I’d like to share some of my observations.

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
November 1, 2000

Spartan pulls plug on Carpenter Industries, Drivers contribute motivational strategies, Student takes keys from drunken bus driver

How to select and use child safety restraint systems
November 1, 2000

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released a new brochure offering guidelines for choosing and using child safety restraint systems (CSRS) on school buses.

November 1, 2000

Driver debacle at charter school

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Only three of 10 drivers at a charter school had the credentials required to operat...
Let unbiased experts develop national specs, procedures
November 1, 2000

During the past 60 years, school transportation professionals from around the United States have gathered on 13 occasions to develop specifications and recommendations for the industry.

Tags: FMVSS, NHTSA
We're batting .800, but should be doing better
November 1, 2000

As we all know, the safest form of surface transportation in the United States is the yellow school bus. Thus we should be encouraging all eligible students to ride the bus. My question is, have we done enough in this regard? Or have we done anything?

Famous last words: 'I'll see you in court'
November 1, 2000

I’ve had my day in court. Even though I won my case, it wasn’t a pleasant experience. The California Highway Patrol officer who ...

How to Choose a Transportation Consultant
November 1, 2000

In selecting a firm to evaluate your transportation program, a weighted scoring sheet with an array of criteria can help to evaluate bids.

How to Safely Back a School Bus
November 1, 2000

Though no one is recommending backing a school bus, there are certain conditions under which it is unavoidable. We consulted transportation experts to find out exactly when and how it should be done.

High-Tech Monitoring Systems Seek Niche in School Transportation
November 1, 2000

By combining GPS, wireless communications and the Internet, fleet operators can track buses in real time, while gathering reams of potentially useful data.

36 Questions for a Prospective Bus Driver
November 1, 2000

Asking the right questions during a hiring interview can help to identify qualified candidates and improve your driver retention rate.

Presumed Guilty?
November 1, 2000

Lawsuits are nearly inevitable. Transportation managers can avoid a courtroom disaster by focusing on driver and student training and documentation and by staying abreast of the industry's 'hot topics.'

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
October 1, 2000

Blue Bird recall affects 1,170 All Americans - Drivers give lessons in character - Michigan bus driver killed in collision with tractor-trailer - Bomb-sniffing dog gets whiff of bus

Great Fleets Across America, Part IV
October 1, 2000

Each year, <i>SBF</i> selects school bus operations from across the country to feature in depth as part of its Great Fleets Across America series.

Great Fleets Across America, Part II
October 1, 2000

Each year, <i>SBF</i> selects school bus operations from across the country to feature in depth in its Great Fleets Across America series.

'Unsafe school buses' create good headlines
October 1, 2000

I observed sharks feeding in bloody waters early last month. No, these beasts weren’t lurking off the coast of New Jersey, my home state. They w...

A teacher discovers the importance of bus drivers
October 1, 2000

I am a middle-school teacher for the Greater Clark County School Corporation in southern Indiana. Six years ago, I was asked by the principal to act as the liaison between the school and its bus drivers.

Great Fleets Across America, Part V
October 1, 2000

Each year, <i>SBF</i> selects school bus operations to profile for its Great Fleets Across America series.

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