As the 1999-2000 school year recedes further and further in our rear-view mirrors, we need to prepare for the challenges of the coming school year.
On every school bus lurks that student (or group of students) who consistently misbehaves. Not only is this disturbing, but it can be downright dangerous.
International's new Integrated Conventional (IC) school bus marries body, chassis and engine, allowing the company to oversee design, manufacturing and quality-control processes.
In the wake of a school bus-train collision that left three children dead and four injured, a community turns its eye to school bus driver training and electronic warning devices at highway-rail grade crossings.
From a simple Bus Empty sign to high-tech systems with microprocessors, several alternatives exist if you're shopping for a tool to remind drivers to check their buses.
Improving the efficiency of your tire management program can return significant savings. Here are some basic, but often overlooked, strategies to ensure that your tire program is rolling smoothly.
In today’s advanced diesel engines, the cooling system stands at the center of attention. Studies have shown that four out of 10 engine problems are related to improper mixture of coolant and additives or inadequate cooling system maintenance.
A new title for the final report and the addition of vehicle inspection guidelines were among the developments at the 13th National Conference on School Transportation.
One of the hot topics this election year is whether to let families use tax dollars to send their children to alternative schools.
We should be thankful that 300-plus individuals care enough about their profession to gather even every five years to conduct marathon debates about equipment specifications and operational procedures, among other things.
International debuts its own conventional; No charges filed in fatal bus crash; Book readings help drivers bond with passengers
Even over-the-counter drugs, such as cough syrup and pain medication, can impair a driver’s abilities. Drivers and supervisors need to be aware of this and other substance-abuse facts.
Transporting Students with Disabilities Conference focuses on violence prediction and prevention, which comes through understanding students' needs, treating them with respect and enforcing rules.
What’s interesting about this television commercial is how it has resonated within the school transportation community. Through the grapevine, I’ve heard that school bus drivers, especially, have embraced this 30-second sales pitch like a newly found twin.
First, determine how the bus will be used. Second, rate the importance of performance, fuel economy and serviceability. Third, consider affordability.
School bus technicians must stay even — or ahead — of the technology curve.
Small rewards, even Tootsie Rolls, and interest in their personal growth can encourage employees to give their best effort.
With the proliferation of computerized engines and transmissions and ABS systems, shop managers need to find new ways to train and motivate school bus mechanics.
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