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Transfinder offering Santa Claus free routing software access
December 22, 2014
In addition to offering Transfinder’s Routefinder Pro product to determine the most efficient route and navigate around any potential hazards, Transfinder will provide access to its Busfinder product, dubbed Sleighfinder on this occasion, to schedule and plan Santa’s busy travel day.
Top 4 most-viewed feature articles of 2014
December 22, 2014
Articles that attracted the most traffic on Schoolbusfleet.com this year covered such topics as post-accident procedures, the NAPT Summit and diesel exhaust fluid.
Kent Tyler takes on VP role at Allied Specialty Vehicles
December 19, 2014
ASV, the parent company of Collins Bus, promotes Tyler to vice president of sales and marketing in North America for all product lines.
New site chosen for Nat’l Congress on School Transportation
December 19, 2014
The 16th pupil transportation congress will be held in Des Moines, Iowa — a new location after more than three decades in Warrensburg, Missouri.
New president named at surveillance supplier Seon
December 17, 2014
Tom Gill, Seon’s chief operating officer, will become president on Dec. 31. President Terry Akiyama will retire from that role but will serve as chairman.
School bus sales up 4% in 2014
December 10, 2014
Total school bus sales rose to 37,663 units. Sales in the North American market have increased for the past three years in a row.
Cloud-based application offers bus management tools
December 10, 2014
The Sunray program includes transportation-related features, such as bus stop and student management, bus mapping, routing and optimization.
Festive school bus wins award in Christmas parade
December 9, 2014
Humble (Texas) Independent School District adorned a bus with Christmas lights, reindeer antlers and other decorations for a local parade, and the team took home a top honor.
Dad boards school bus, delivers atheistic message
December 4, 2014
The man’s daughter had reportedly said on the bus that “there is no God,” and the next day, the dad got on board and gave a similar message.
14 signs and symptoms of 'bleeding yellow'
December 2, 2014

If bleeding yellow were a medical condition, how would a doctor diagnose you with it?

Driver, aide start Thanksgiving turkey drive for needy students
December 2, 2014
Murfreesboro (Tenn.) City Schools bus driver Vegas Cowart and her assistant Ed Arno started a drawing contest to give away turkeys to two students on their route. They got many more entries than expected and help from the transportation department and community, and ended up giving away more than 90 turkeys.
Police chief who passed school bus resigns
November 25, 2014
Fayette (Iowa) Police Chief Brad Gardner received a ticket for unlawful passing of a school bus on Nov. 4, was placed on leave, and resigned weeks later. It is not clear whether the ticket sparked the resignation or if there were other circumstances.
Drivers rescue cat from bus engine
November 24, 2014
Two Westlake (Ohio) City Schools bus drivers help save the life of a cat who suffers a broken leg and tail after getting caught in a school bus engine. The drivers are raising money to cover the medical costs for her recovery, and one driver has adopted the cat.
China Faces Challenges in Bolstering School Bus Safety
November 20, 2014

A fatal school van crash in China in 2011 confirmed the need for stronger safety measures in transporting students. Industry veterans from the U.S. are sharing their expertise with Chinese counterparts, but the country’s vast population, extreme traffic congestion and other factors present obstacles to implementing an American-style yellow bus system.

New NAPT site targets ‘Data Driven Decisions’
November 19, 2014
The association’s 3d.napt.org website aims to help school transportation providers make informed decisions with safety and efficiency in mind.
NAPT board members take on new responsibilities
November 18, 2014
Keith Henry moves into the president position, and Steve Simmons will serve as acting president-elect until NAPT’s next election.
NAPT honors award winners at Summit
November 18, 2014
SCHOOL BUS FLEET Publisher Emeritus Frank Di Giacomo was recognized with the NAPT Distinguished Service award, and Bill Loshbough, NAPT's trade show manager, was inducted into the NAPT Hall of Fame.
14 Fascinating Personalities in Pupil Transportation
November 14, 2014

A WWII veteran who is still training school bus drivers in his 90s. A mechanic-turned-manager who test-drove a bus to Toad Suck, Arkansas. A state director who used to be a hair stylist. Get the scoop on these and other intriguing school bus people in the return of this popular series.

Blue Bird announces price increase
November 14, 2014
The 3.2% increase will cover cost increases in labor and materials. Blue Bird has maintained prices since 2011, officials say.
Seon names anti-bullying contest winners
November 13, 2014
Three winners were honored at the NAPT Summit. Each winner will receive a Seon stuffed teddy bear and anti-bullying medal, and their school will receive a Bully Project DVD and Educator’s Kit, and a $500 donation for anti-bullying education.
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