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April 02, 2012  |   Comments (0)   |   Post a comment

Insurance firm offers contractors bus safety training


School bus contractors insured by Safety, Claims and Litigation Services LLC will receive the Driver Training Course by School Bus Safety Co. (SBSC) as part of a loss control services package.

Safety, Claims and Litigation Services LLC is an affiliate of National Interstate Insurance Co. SBSC has more than 20 years of experience in training school bus drivers, according to the company.

Jim Parks, vice president of National Interstate, said that the company continually looks for proactive ways to help its clients prevent school bus accidents, and in analyzing the Driver Training Course, officials felt that its use will make children safer while reducing the cost of risk to customers.

“We are delighted that Safety, Claims and Litigation Services and National Interstate are taking this step to bring this course to all their insured contractors,” said Jeff Cassell, president of SBSC. “Six of the eight largest student transportation contractors and more than 2,200 school districts are currently using SBSC training programs. Working together, we are making school bus transportation safer for all of the children being transported.”

Cassell went on to say that SBSC’s training programs focus on the drivers and “make a real difference in their daily performance and decision making.”

“Insurance premiums are derived from expected losses,” Parks added. “By helping our clients reduce their loss costs and enhance their risk management programs, we are providing our customers the best tools to help control their insurance costs. At the same time, we make transportation safer for the children, which is a win-win for everyone. We intend to provide the course to all school bus clients insured by National Interstate.”

For more information about National Interstate Insurance Co., visit For more information about SBSC, visit

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