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Small Contractors Embrace Growing Challenges
June 1, 2005

The business of transporting schoolchildren has gotten a little tougher over the past few years, with rising costs of fuel, insurance and equipment co...

SBF's 2005 Contractor Showcase
March 1, 2005

Atlantic Express Transportation Group

Staten Island, N.Y.

Atlantic Express Transportation Group Inc. had only 16 vans providing s...

Collaboration is Key to Success in Romeoville
February 1, 2005

Providing quality transportation service to special-needs students is a team effort at Valley View School District (VVSD) in Romeoville, Ill.

The...

NSTA teams with motorcoach group
December 1, 2004

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) will partner with the United Motorcoach Association (UMA) to improve NSTA’s op...

First Student raises its visibility
December 1, 2004

CINCINNATI — Employees at First Student Inc. began sporting lime green reflective vests earlier this year as part of an initiative to prevent pedestri...

NSTA fixes tax bill, protects contractors
December 1, 2004
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) spotted language in the new American Jobs Creation Act that it said could hav...
Magda Dimmendaal Named Contractor of Year
August 1, 2004

Upon starting her first job in pupil transportation 31 years ago, Magda Dimmendaal didn’t expect to become an industry leader. She started as a bus dr...

School bus contractors share $500,000 retrofit grant
August 1, 2004

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) awarded grants totaling $500,000 to six school bus operators at the En...

40 years of influence - and counting
June 1, 2004
The National School Transportation Association is 40 years old this year. We think that’s cause for celebration, and we’ll be rolling out the red carp...
School Bus Contractors Still Fighting the Tide
June 1, 2004

The funk created by the still-stalled U.S. economy, the dangerous quagmire in Iraq and the continuing threat of terrorism on American soil is being fe...

Kulick resigns NSTA post
June 1, 2004
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Jeff Kulick has resigned as executive director of the National School Transportation Association (NSTA). His last day was Apr...
SBF's 2004 School Bus Contractor Showcase
March 1, 2004

Durham School Services

Austin, Texas

FLEET FACTS
Fleet composition: 8,300 school buses
States ope...

Bill Beck named SBF's Contractor of the Year
August 1, 2003

Bill Beck doesn’t mind a challenge. He actually enjoys facing problems and is even happier when he finds solutions. As the departing president of the ...

Teaching Bus Safety With Grade-Specific Programs
August 1, 2003

Every year, school districts and bus contractors try to generate new ideas to promote and teach school bus safety to riders. It’s harder than it sound...

Major challenges met, others still remain
June 1, 2003

When I began my tenure as president of the National School Transportation Association (NSTA) two years ago, I set out three goals. They were personal,...

Continued Signs of Uncertainty for School Bus Contractors
June 1, 2003

Contractors big and small are vertically challenged these days. No, it’s not that they’re short in stature. It’s that they’re pressured by factors up ...

Pete Settle Named 2002 Contractor of the Year
August 1, 2002

Pete Settle, president of Petermann LLC in Cincinnati, has tried to walk away from the school bus business three times, unsuccessfully. Careers in aut...

SBF Showcase: Top Contractor Fleets
March 1, 2002

First Student Inc.

Fleet composition: 15,000 school buses
Drivers: 19,000
Students transported daily: 1,000,0...

First Student, Maryland and Verizon
January 1, 2002

First Student Inc. has received approval from the Hamilton County (Tenn.) Board of Education to negotiate for the school system’s transportation servi...

Keys to Developing Effective Contractor Specifications
September 1, 2001

The relationship between a school district and its transportation contractor can be influenced by any number of factors, but the most critical determi...

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