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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.

Tags: IEP
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.

Defining the role of the service manager
August 1, 1999

The service manager or the fleet maintenance manager or whatever title you want to use is a pivotal figure of a school bus operation.

Do school bus people have ‘the right stuff’?
August 1, 1999

Notable information presented at the 1999 Southeastern States Pupil Transportation Conference in Huntsville, Ala.

Momentum shifts away from non-conforming vans
August 1, 1999

As we approach the end of the 20th century, I’m encouraged by a school transportation safety movement to replace non-conforming vans with school buses

Opportunity is watchword for contractors in the 21st century
June 1, 1999

Related services, such as transportation, are ripe for scrutiny, especially as budget pressures continue to mount.

Tackling non-conforming vans requires concern — and action
June 1, 1999

Perhaps the question should be: Why have not the leaders in pupil transportation raised the volume on this issue to the same decibel level that has been done with the issue of seat belts vs. compartmentalization?

Littleton brings terror right to your service door
June 1, 1999

We try to make sense of the tragedy, we seek to lay blame and we pray that it doesn’t happen here. We need to do more.

Tags: bullying
Creating guidelines requires strong commitment (and coffee)
June 1, 1999

California officials have often been asked questions regarding school transportation to which there were no concrete answers and no “best practices” manual to which they could refer.

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