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<p>Two years ago, Suffolk Transportation completed the FTA&rsquo;s Homeland Security Assessment and made several upgrades, the biggest of which was bringing its entire fleet into its yards each night, ending vehicle park outs.</p>

School Bus Contractors

Contractors Turn to Partnerships, Tracking to Bolster Security

Partnering with law enforcement, taking advantage of federal security assessments and student tracking are some of the measures contractors are taking to ensure a safer school bus ride.

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For Gallagher, Commitment to Customer Fuels Great Growth
In 17 years, Student Transportation Inc. leader Denis Gallagher has built his company into the third-largest school bus contracting firm in North America. Along the way, he has embraced alternative fuels and new technologies, focused on recruiting good people, and maintained a 95% contract renewal rate.
Tackling school bus driver shortage
Eighty-four percent and 85%. These are the percentages of respondents to SBF’s 2013 School District Survey and SBF’s 2014 Contractor Survey, respectively, who reported having some degree of school bus driver shortage at their operation.
Committed to lifelong learning
Peter Lawrence estimated that he put in about 1,000 hours in just the last year as he worked on his dissertation. That was in addition to continuing his full-time job as director of transportation.
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Fleetio Import Feature
Fleetio’s new import feature allows customers to upload unlimited vehicle details, fuel records, service history, employee profiles and more to their accounts with just a few clicks, company officials said.

DriveLogik Monitors Driver Performance
DriveLogik, a hardware package and software reporting service, provides driver performance reports and customized instant alerts via mobile devices to identify major driving events.

Azuga G2 GPS Fleet Tracking System
Azuga G2 reads the vehicle’s engine data every second and delivers emissions idling reports 60 times more often than traditional GPS systems, officials for Azuga said.

RoadRecorder video surveillance line
The RoadRecorder series offers high-definition recording and utilizes both hard disk drive and solid-state recording to create redundant data storage, according to Safety Vision.

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<p>December 1977</p> PHOTOS: Vintage ads from the SBF archives, Part 4

Take a trip back to another era of pupil transportation with these classic ads from past issues... Visit photo gallery

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