More than three decades later I can still summon it, the rising fear of a child swept past the point of no return.
Emergency evacuations require staff to make vital decisions under tremendous pressure. Make sure they're properly prepared.
A safety coordinator and drivers combine talents to bring an entertaining - and informative - show to schoolchildren.
By tapping district, vendor and volunteer resources, a school transportation team in upstate New York transformed a spare Blue Bird into their dream vehicle.
Vengeful students can disrupt a driver's or aide's life with a false report. Some officials believe tougher penalties are necessary.
Emphasis is given to dangers posed by non-conforming vans and stop-arm violators, but the driver shortage is also deemed a major problem.
Sure, chances are slim that you'll be held hostage, but you should be prepared for a worst-case scenario.
Job satisfaction is the key to retaining drivers. Treat them with respect, compensate them fairly, show your appreciation - or lose them.
How we speak to and about the students with disabilities who ride school buses can influence their perception of themselves and others' perceptions of them.
I'd like to offer my own advice on dealing with the driver shortage. Some of this is drawn from my experience in the publishing world, which has its own healthy share of turnover.
We spend countless hours in the schools, working with the elementary students to foster a sense of responsibility and respect.
I've said this before, school bus drivers have a tremendous - and terrible - responsibility. So many things can go wrong.
Global positioning system (GPS) technology is becoming widely used, but will it satisfy the requirements of school bus operators?
NTSB Chairman Jim Hall challenges the industry to 'commit' to lap-shoulder belts, while CNN's Jim Polk challenges the NAPT.
One of the many challenges of transporting students with disabilities is properly spec'ing the school bus, which must be equipped to meet the varying demands of disabled children.
Before the start of the heating season, auxiliary coolant heaters should be inspected for proper functioning and possible tuneup according to the manufacturer's instructions.
With all the publicity about the year 2000 (Y2K) computer problem, the school transportation industry has been strangely silent on this issue.
"Loser cruiser." This is the term a junior high school student used to describe the school bus she rode every day. It got me thinking about our industry's lack of commitment to improving the image of the yellow school bus to the people who really matter — students.
I've never been much of a rah-rah guy. Sure, I occasionally enjoy listening to inspirational stories about people who've overcome incredible odds, but...
Recognized for his excellence at the local and state levels, Bobby Gaffney of Woodford County received this year's award.
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