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Student Transportation Inc. wins its biggest contract
December 18, 2012
The school bus contractor will serve two Nebraska school districts with about 530 vehicles, including more than 400 new propane buses. Company officials say that it will be the nation's largest propane-powered school bus fleet.
All National Express safety directors earn certification
December 6, 2012
The school transportation company’s safety directors are all certified by the Institute for Safety and Health Management. The credential covers a broad range of safety principles, such as risk assessment and mitigation, ethics and law, health and wellness, and emergency preparedness.
Krapf names planning and business exec
December 5, 2012
In the role of executive vice president of strategic planning and business development for Krapf Bus Companies, officials say Bradley D. Krapf is responsible for leading the organization’s continued growth efforts and ensuring that the Krapf brand maintains its high standards of safe, dependable and customer-focused transportation services.
STA buses aid to Hurricane Sandy recovery
November 28, 2012
Yellow school buses driven by Student Transportation of America drivers rumbled into New York and New Jersey earlier this month bringing relief and welcome supplies, donated by STA coworkers and residents of the communities they serve, to help families recovering from the superstorm.
School bus driver honored for military service
November 15, 2012
Bill Wilson, a driver for Student Transportation Inc. company Elgie Bus Lines, served as a Canadian military police corporal. “My military experience has prepared me very well” for transporting students safely, he says.
National Express holds employee safety poster contest
November 9, 2012
Employees at subsidiaries Durham School Services, Stock Transportation and Petermann design 120 posters that communicate operational safety messages. The top five submissions will be displayed at all National Express facilities to serve as a daily safety reminder.
Student Transportation launches holiday donation drive
November 7, 2012
To help families in need, the company and its operating subsidiaries, Student Transportation of America and Student Transportation of Canada, are collecting nonperishable food items, clothing and household items at their more than 150 locations across North America.
NSTA names new communications, marketing manager
October 31, 2012
Megan Benfatti joins the school bus contractors group after having established her own business and having led marketing campaigns and special events. She will work in government relations on behalf of NSTA and will be responsible for all internal and external communications.
First Student names new location manager
October 15, 2012
Joe Eversole oversees all transportation operations for four lots in Cincinnati. He has more than 14 years of experience in the pupil transportation industry, including serving as location manager for First Student Columbus, Ohio, from 2010 to 2012.
Atlantic Express’ Domenic Gatto to retire
October 9, 2012
The founder and CEO of school bus contractor Atlantic Express Transportation Corp. will step down from his post on Dec. 31, 2013, after more than 40 years in the industry. Officials say a search for Gatto’s replacement is underway, and once the new CEO is in place, Gatto will serve as a consultant for the company.
NSTA welcomes marketing and membership assistant
October 8, 2012
Kate Gilbert joins the school bus contractor association in the role, where she will assist in facilitating membership programs, benefits, services, development and the day-to-day operations of NSTA. She previously served as an office manager for Sewell Heating & Cooling.
Longtime N.Y. contractor Larry Pierce passes
October 5, 2012
Pierce ran school transportation provider Pierce Coach Line for more than 60 years. He served as president of both the National School Transportation Association and the New York State School Bus Contractors Association, and he was named SBF's Contractor of the Year in 2008.
Cook-Illinois to expand use of Zonar telematics platform
October 4, 2012
The school bus contractor currently uses the platform on 900 buses and plans to use it on 1,300 additional buses by the end of this year. The technology is used to track vehicle mileage, speed, idling and stops, and some routes also utilize Zonar’s electronic vehicle inspection report and ZPass for tracking students.
School bus company goes blue for bullying prevention
October 1, 2012
More than 750 drivers, monitors and other employees at All-Star Transportation don blue T-shirts calling for students to “Be Nice on My Bus!” The move is part of the fourth annual Blue Shirt Day, the World Day of Bullying Prevention.
Rolling V expands use of GreenRoad technology
September 27, 2012
The school bus company began using GreenRoad’s driver performance service in 2009 and is increasing its use in the fleet based on positive results it has had, officials say. With the service, algorithms monitor driver performance along five key maneuver categories, and if a risky or inefficient event occurs, the driver is given immediate feedback with red, yellow or green LED cues.
Ill. school bus company undergoes leadership changes
September 20, 2012
Effective Jan. 1, Steve Hemmerlein will join North America Central School Bus Holding Co. LLC as the CEO; current CEO and founder Bruce Barr plans to retire. H. Kevin Mest is serving as the interim CEO, and he also assumes the position of chief operating officer. The new team includes Patrick Earley as chief financial officer as well.
Blue Bird honors long-time employees
September 6, 2012
The company honors 66 employees with employment milestones of 35 years or greater during a ceremony. The employees are awarded with a certificate of appreciation and a gift of $50 per five-year employment increment.
Pittsburgh’s new school bus contract to save $1.8M
September 5, 2012
The school district collaborated with its 19 transportation providers to come up with the new agreement, which freezes a rate increase, among other changes. Director of Pupil Transportation Ted Vasser tells SBF about how the deal was worked out.
First Student adds 99 buses to Cincinnati fleet
August 27, 2012
The school bus contractor adds the Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner buses to its fleet that serves Cincinnati Public Schools. The buses feature an enlarged front window for greater visibility and a footprint of near-zero nitrogen oxide emission.
Rachel McCleery to leave NSTA
August 23, 2012
McCleery will end her tenure at the association on Aug. 30 to do press and correspondence work for a Michigan congressman. McCleery joined NSTA in July 2011 as communications and operations manager, and officials say she was a valuable asset to the association, having advanced its social media exposure and updated its operating systems.

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