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'Great Fleets' designed to encourage all fleets
October 1, 1999

Few people outside the industry understand the day-to-day challenges of running a school transportation program, large or small.

Even 'Great Fleets' are desperate for drivers
October 1, 1999

Putting together the “Great Fleets” section of this issue was a great learning experience for me and my staff. We spoke with dozens of transportation managers in preparing this article.

Great Fleets Across America, Part 1
October 1, 1999

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

Consolidation bolsters need for fleet conversions
September 1, 1999

Two giant transportation companies in the United Kingdom — National Express Group PLC and FirstGroup PLC — have crossed The Pond to grab a hunk of the privatized school transportation segment.

A little small talk makes a big difference
September 1, 1999

I didn’t love children, matter of fact, didn’t even like them, but I needed the job.

Lawmakers are premature in enacting seat-belt laws
September 1, 1999

The timing of lawmakers in Florida and Louisiana couldn’t have been worse. Each group recently enacted measures to require seat belts on all school buses.

LEDs Poised for a Breakthrough in School Buses?
September 1, 1999

The major benefits of light-emitting diodes are increased safety and longevity, but do they outweigh the higher initial costs?

Getting the Best Deal on School Bus Insurance
September 1, 1999

Put together a marketing package that shows your commitment to safety. Develop a long-term relationship with your risk carrier.

Evaluating the Safety of Lap Belts on Small School Buses
September 1, 1999

By focusing the seat-belt debate on large school buses, have we overlooked the potential danger of lap belts on small buses?

Tackling the Issues of Consolidation, Competition and Quality Control
September 1, 1999

Has manufacturer consolidation helped customers? What can be done to improve quality? Top manufacturers provide the answers.

Link oil-change intervals to engine hours, not mileage
September 1, 1999

When to change the oil in your school bus engine is a controversial question. The answer is an important one because it affects your operational costs and the environment.

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
August 1, 1999

NTSB urges ban on use of non-conforming buses - NAPT, NASDPTS create media resource - Parents group seeks $500,000 to install seat belts on buses

A New Role for Transportation in the Reauthorized IDEA
August 1, 1999

School bus operators need to consider the 'benefits' of transporting children with disabilities.

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Mid Columbia Bus Co. Named SBF’s Contractor of the Year
August 1, 1999

The Oregon-based contractor has used family ties to build an efficient, safe operation in the Pacific Northwest.

August 1, 1999

Florida lawmakers won’t wait

Some school transportation managers in Florida are disheartened by the state’s decision to mandate seat belts (...
Parent Surveys Can Identify Problems and Create Measurable Goals
August 1, 1999

An annual questionnaire can also serve as a strong public relations tool.

Bus driver questions employer motivations
August 1, 1999

After studying bus driver wages compared to the wages of other driver occupations, I am a bit upset with the maltreatment of school bus drivers.

New Focus on Safety in the Next Millennium?
August 1, 1999

How the school bus industry should look at 'man and machine' for incremental safety improvements.

Weigh Your Options When Spec’ing a Suspension System
August 1, 1999

Finding the right balance between ride, handling and longevity requires planning and research.

Are You Prepared for a Critical Incident?
August 1, 1999

What you need to know about preparing for an emergency involving a school bus.

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