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Learn to Predict and Prevent Bus Yard Violence
September 1, 2000

Experts recommend taking threats seriously, recognizing changes in employee mood and behavior and learning to deal with difficult personality types.

Driver certification developed for wheelchair transportation
September 1, 2000

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services recently issued a position paper that focuses on the importance of driver training in ensuring the safe transportation of children to and from school and school-related activities. ... The paper also includes an important message about drivers of special-needs students.

How to Tune Up Your Driver-Mechanic Relations
September 1, 2000

Effective communication between drivers and mechanics can be fostered by teaching drivers the basics of bus maintenance and educating mechanics on the stresses of driving a bus.

Tags: morale
It's easy to underestimate the importance of drivers
September 1, 2000

The driver shortage continues to be a major problem nationwide, with no end in sight.

September 1, 2000

Navistar to lay off 1,100 workers

Navistar International will eliminate 1,100 salaried and contract positions in expectation of lower demand...
Dangers beyond the bus are worthy of our attention
September 1, 2000

The commonly used phrase “home-to-school transportation” is not exactly accurate.

How to Keep High Fuel Prices from Throttling Your Budget
September 1, 2000

You can't control the marketplace, but there are a few things you can do to keep fuel costs down, such as monitoring fuel efficiency, minimizing idling time and purchasing in volume.

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
August 1, 2000

National Express pays $24.5 million settlement - Britain mulls use of yellow school bus

Fun, Memorable Ways to Teach School Bus Safety
August 1, 2000

Classroom safety programs that feature safe and dangerous puppets, safety-challenged Oz characters and an old friend (Buster the Bus) help to engage and educate young riders.

Yellow school bus is spreading its influence
August 1, 2000

As we all know, the yellow school bus provides the safest form of surface transportation. It’s no surprise, then, that some school agencies in the United Kingdom are looking long and hard at the possibility of adopting a U.S. model of school transportation...

Impact of wheelchair standard from an OT/PT perspective
August 1, 2000

The ANSI/RESNA standard specifies general design requirements, test procedures and performance requirements for wheelchairs that may be used in a wide range of transportation modes, including school buses, transit buses, over-the-road coaches and personally licensed vehicles.

John Corr Named SBF's Contractor of the Year
August 1, 2000

The president of The Trans Group grows family business into 700-plus bus operation and spearheads New York legislation that allows school districts to use RFPs to solicit school bus services.

How to Get Control of a Rowdy Bus
August 1, 2000

Getting drivers, supervisors, building administrators and parents moving in the same direction is the key to creating an integrated behavior management program. Of course, driver training can't be overlooked either.

6 Ways to Open the Lines of Communication
August 1, 2000

Go beyond an ‘open door policy’ by seeking out your staff, listening to them, respecting their styles and sharing key information.

Tags: morale
Safety Restraint Options for Children with Special Needs
August 1, 2000

In this second of a three-part series, the authors explain how to properly position a child's legs and how to use booster seats and safety vests.

Understanding the Fundamentals Is Key to Electrical Troubleshooting
August 1, 2000

Improper diagnosis can lead to frustration and wasted expense. Successful repairs require basic knowledge, patience, logic and the right tools.

You might consider this a harmless joke - or not
August 1, 2000

If God had meant for women to be in the workplace, He would have given them brains. No, it’s not my joke, and the only reason I mentio...

August 1, 2000

Driver indicted in bus-train crash

BENTON, Tenn. — Rhonda Cloer, who was at the wheel of the Murray County, Ga., school bus that was r...
News from the World of Pupil Transportation
June 1, 2000

Transportation strategies delivered to Head Start

Plead for more funding as if lives depended on it
June 1, 2000

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.

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