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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.

Great Fleets Across America, Part III
October 1, 2000

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

Properties of diesel fuel can affect performance
October 1, 2000

The diesel engines powering the vast majority of school buses are highly efficient, reliable sources of mechanical power.

Breaking News from around the Industry
October 1, 2000

Brake recall puts strain on fleets - NSTA's executive director resigns - Cartoon satirizes school bus safety - NHTSA appoints new administrator

 

Great Fleets think alike when it comes to morale
October 1, 2000

How important are teamwork and a “family atmosphere” in the bus yard?

Great Fleets Across America, Part I
October 1, 2000

A state-by-state compilation of school bus fleets that merit recognition for excellence.

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
September 1, 2000

Blue Bird, Ford agree on chassis arrangement - ASBO's highest honor goes to a school transportation manager - Georgia district installs paging system - Doubling of bus fares proposed in Hawaii

 

New Technology, Student Discipline Tackled at Southeastern Conference
September 1, 2000

Conference celebrates 50th anniversary by addressing key pupil transportation issues, such as new technology, student discipline and operator liability.

Don't let high fuel prices affect your safety program
September 1, 2000

All of us who drive regularly have felt the sting of sky-high fuel prices over the past several months.

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.

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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...

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