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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.

Severe behavior problems managed by teacher-drivers
June 1, 2000

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.

Integrated School Bus Targets Improved Driver Ergonomics, Serviceability
June 1, 2000

International's new Integrated Conventional (IC) school bus marries body, chassis and engine, allowing the company to oversee design, manufacturing and quality-control processes.

Tags: IC Bus
Sudden Death in Murray County
June 1, 2000

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.

Exploring the Options for Child-Alert Systems
June 1, 2000

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.

8 Ways to Improve Your Tire Program
June 1, 2000

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.

Tags: tires
Cooling system requires some basic precautions
June 1, 2000

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.

Tags: engines
NCST changes document name; balances caution, advancement
June 1, 2000

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.

Tags: NCST
How school choice affects pupil transportation
June 1, 2000

One of the hot topics this election year is whether to let families use tax dollars to send their children to alternative schools.

Tags: NSTA
This monster we create is more friend than foe
June 1, 2000

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.

Tags: NCST
News from the World of Pupil Transportation
April 1, 2000

International debuts its own conventional; No charges filed in fatal bus crash; Book readings help drivers bond with passengers

Learn to Detect the Signs of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
April 1, 2000

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.

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