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Turning Downtime Into Uptime

Committing to regular exercise will pay off both personally and professionally. If you think you’re too busy, consider the multifaceted daily routine of school bus driver/competitive sprinter Emma McGowan (in red). Photo by Rob Jerome

In any line of work — and that includes pupil transportation — committing to regular exercise will pay off both personally and professionally. If you think you’re too busy, consider the multifaceted daily routine of school bus driver/competitive sprinter Emma McGowan.

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10 Reasons I Love the Bus

SBF Editor Thomas McMahon loves driving a school bus — in an empty parking lot with no kids on board.

With the arrival of the annual Love the Bus campaign, I’ve been reflecting on what it is about those big, yellow vehicles that makes my heart soar. OK — maybe that’s an overstatement, but I do have some compelling reasons to be grateful for school buses.

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Another Look at Electronic Stability Control

This photo from the National Transportation Safety Board shows a curve in Talley Road in Chattanooga, Tennessee, at the site of the Nov. 22 fatal school bus crash.

The phone rang, and I looked down at the caller ID: “CHATTANOOGA TN.” I immediately knew the awful reason for the call, if not who the caller was. It was Tuesday, Nov. 22, the morning after the devastating school bus crash …

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Most-Viewed Blog Post of 2016

For years, Margaret “Phemie” Hunka waved and held up signs for students riding buses by her home in Alberta. She passed away last year.

For years, Margaret “Phemie” Hunka waved and held up signs for students riding buses by her home in Alberta. Her daughter-in-law, school bus driver Debbie Hunka, shares a tribute to Phemie, who died in 2015.

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