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Tips on Buying and Selling Used School Buses
June 1, 1999

Shrinking school budgets are forcing some school bus fleets to look at the 'pre-owned' market, where research and comparison shopping can save thousands of dollars.

How to Win the Race Against Time
June 1, 1999

Managers can maximize their efficiency by streamlining communication, reducing paperwork and parceling tasks into bite-sized chunks.

Programs Help Driver Trainers Sharpen Their Skill Sets
April 1, 1999

Train-the-trainer programs can help to improve the skill sets of your staff, even if they think they know it all.

Create a Safe Traffic Stream around School Sites
April 1, 1999

The proper application of traffic engineering can help school bus fleets increase their safety margins.

Four days to safer installation of child safety seats in buses
April 1, 1999

If the school bus is indeed an extension of the classroom, then a change in education is evidenced by the passengers who are being transported today.

Rating an oil's quality can be a slippery task
April 1, 1999

How do you choose from all the motor oils on the market? How do you even know you get what you're paying for?

Tags: engines
New maintenance survey highlights need for mechanics
April 1, 1999

Our survey found something that at first glance might seem the opposite of what you might expect. We asked: "Do you have problems recruiting and/or retaining mechanics?" The study found that managers of larger fleets were far more likely to say yes to that question than smaller fleets.

Public awareness: It's not going to drive itself
April 1, 1999

The message that most often gets to the American public about school bus transportation is consistently negative. Thus, when a tragedy occurs, there is no residual good will to discourage overreaction.

Take a sneak peek into a digital school bus
April 1, 1999

First off, I would like to thank the Ohio Association for Pupil Transportation for its hospitality at its annual conference in Columbus in mid-March.

Get More from Your Specs in the Long Run
April 1, 1999

Before you send out your next set of bids, review your spec'ing process to ensure that it delivers the product that you want.

Dealer Service Can Make or Break Relationships with Buyers
April 1, 1999

School bus operators share their positive and negative experiences in dealing with chassis and body manufacturers.

Internet Provides Practical Benefits for Transportation Managers
April 1, 1999

The Internet can be used to track key legislation and approaching storms. It also can trim costs in disseminating information.

Staff Empowerment Is Objective of Team Management System
March 1, 1999

By adopting a decentralized, team-oriented structure, Tulsa's transportation department has shifted decision-making power to the rank and file.

Head Start Programs Push 'Commitment' to Recruit, Retain Drivers
March 1, 1999

Fortunately, wages are not the driving force for employment. 'Making a difference' is the leading attraction, and many parents respond.

Opinions Vary on Driver's Role in Medical Emergencies
March 1, 1999

School districts are often hesitant to expand first aid training because of liability and confidentiality concerns.

5 Easy Pieces to a Better Special-Needs Program
March 1, 1999

These tips on training, equipment, communication, information and program monitoring can improve the safety and efficiency of your operation.

Is Your Fleet Ripe for Computerized Brake Testing?
March 1, 1999

Sophisticated brake-testing systems may require a significant investment, but the potential rewards include improved efficiency and record tracking.

Tags: brakes
The ABCD's of a behavior intervention plan
March 1, 1999

Behavior problems exhibited by students with disabilities are not uncommon on the school bus.

Tragedy puts emphasis on planning, teamwork
March 1, 1999

When such a tragedy occurs, it challenges our leadership skills. As a superintendent, it's my job to ensure that every department, including transportation, is working as a team with the district office.

Why the industry should retire Dayton-style wheels
March 1, 1999

Although the vast majority of today's school buses are spec'd for Budd-style disc wheels, some fleets still prefer the Dayton-style spoke wheel.

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