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Express school bus shuttle aims to reduce ride time
July 30, 2015
A Texas district expects its new service to cut travel time for some middle and high school students from about 45-60 minutes to about 20-30 minutes.
School bus driver’s international route includes multiple customs visits
July 29, 2015
Every school day, Dale Westover, a driver for Warroad (Minn.) Public Schools, travels to and from Canada and checks in with U.S. and Canada customs several times.
6 Tips for a Smooth School Start
July 29, 2015

Planning and practice can prevent transportation troubles on the first day of school. Bus prep, dry runs and parent contact are some of the key steps for a successful start.

Blue Bird reveals new gasoline Type C school bus
July 28, 2015
The new bus, to be available in 2016, will run on a Ford 6.8L V10 gasoline engine.
Georgia district’s school bus drivers to conduct practice run
July 28, 2015
Atlanta Public Schools officials say that the practice will help drivers become familiar with their routes and will improve accuracy of timing during current traffic patterns.
Michigan district school bus drivers to get pay raises
July 28, 2015
Drivers for Jackson Public Schools will receive a raise and other incentives in the upcoming school year as the district works to improve its transportation system and be more competitive with area districts.
NSTA honors pupil transportation excellence
July 22, 2015
Awards presented included its Golden Merit Award, Outstanding Driver Service Award and Meritorious Service Award. The association also recognized Green School Bus Fleet Certification Program members.
Bus a/c supplier Spheros adds to sales force
July 21, 2015
As a regional sales manager for Spheros North America, Drew Goaley will also promote ACC Climate Control, which is now part of Spheros’ product portfolio.
School bus driver honored for 31 years of service
July 20, 2015
Pearlie Able was named the 2015 South Carolina School Bus Driver of the Year by the South Carolina Association for Pupil Transportation.
Winners named in School Bus Driver Int'l Safety Competition
July 20, 2015
Two drivers from a West Virginia district take the top spots in the conventional and small bus categories, while a California contestant comes in first in the transit category.
Southeastern conference covers driver training, emergency response
July 17, 2015
The event drew more than 130 delegates from 10 states to Arlington, Texas, where they held educational sessions in a convention center flanked by roller coasters and sports stadiums.
School bus driver requests bottled water for students riding hot bus
July 17, 2015
Brenda Burns of Oklahoma posted a request on Facebook for water for the students she transports in a bus without air conditioning. Her goal is to get enough water to last students the whole school year.
NTSB issues recommendations from 2014 truck-motorcoach crash
July 16, 2015
After investigating the Orland, California, crash in which five students were among those killed, the agency calls for motorcoach survivability enhancements.
Emirates Transport to recruit 1,000 female school bus supervisors
July 13, 2015
The move is a response to growing demand for the bus supervisor service since the company started offering it to private schools last year.
Pennsylvania district to use SafeStop school bus app
July 8, 2015
The app will connect the district's approximately 25,000 parents and its school officials to the vehicles transporting their students.
Emirates Transport enhances customer feedback process for school transport
July 7, 2015
As part of the transportation agency’s preparations for the 2015-16 school year, the initiative aims to accelerate preventive actions and solutions.
Thousands of veterans get CDL through federal program
July 2, 2015
The Military Skills Test Waiver Program lets states waive the skills test portion of the CDL application for veterans with experience operating a military truck or bus.
Safe Fleet acquires Hadley’s bus mirror product line
July 1, 2015
This is the fifth acquisition for Safe Fleet, which formed in 2013. With the deal, Hadley joins Specialty Manufacturing, Transpec, Pretoria and Seon.
Low pay often fuels school bus driver shortage
July 1, 2015

Our 2015 Contractor Survey found that driver shortage among school bus contractors is on the increase. Adding to the difficulty of attracting people to the school bus driving profession is the pay.

Book Bus brings literacy, learning programs to children
June 30, 2015
A Pennsylvania school district, contractor and library partner to launch the Book Bus, which will circulate books and offer early childhood education during the summer.
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