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SBF unveils photo contest for readers
February 1, 2005

We want to see more of you! That’s why we’re sponsoring a photo contest that will culminate in a pictorial essay in an upcoming issue.

Winners in...

Security hinges on applicable training
February 1, 2005

Although both groups are required to obtain a CDL and navigate large vehicles down streets and highways, commercial truck drivers and school bus drive...

Driver's single comment sways a student's life
February 1, 2005

Her name was Ellie. She was a trainer and had driven school bus for a number of years. In this school district, trainers were often used in substitute...

Bus Briefs
February 1, 2005

Double battery leads to bus damage
NEWPORT, Ore. — An empty Lincoln County small bus suffered smoke damage caused by a short circuit in th...

Simple Exercises to Prevent Driving Pains
December 1, 2004

Early this school year, James Kraemer, a veteran school bus driver and founder of, found himself suffering from work-related p...

Teamwork Keeps Industry on Track
December 1, 2004

Teamwork was the theme of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) meeting Oct. 28 to Nov. 1 in Cincinna...

Donald Tudor Named SBF's Administrator of the Year
December 1, 2004

Donald Tudor, director of transportation for the South Carolina Department of Education, has been named SCHOOL BUS FLEET’s 2004 Administrator o...

Bobit acquires campus safety magazine and conference
December 1, 2004

TORRANCE, Calif. — Bobit Business Media, publisher of SCHOOL BUS FLEET, purchased 11-year-old Campus Safety Journal from Bricepac, a Mar...

Q&A: Thomas CEO Sees Rising Costs on the Horizon
December 1, 2004

Although school bus operators are still feeling the pinch of a lagging revenue base, the cost of a school bus is rising and will probably continue to ...

Thomas delivers first C2 to Durham
December 1, 2004

HIGH POINT, N.C. — What became the newest member of Durham School Services’ fleet was also the newest conventional from Thomas Built Buses.

In a c...

Collins earns ISO certification
December 1, 2004

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Collins Bus Corp. achieved 9001:2000 certification through the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

The design...

Bridgeman's passing saddens industry
December 1, 2004

PINEVILLE, N.C. — The passing of Greg Bridgeman, vice president and general manager of Specialty Mfg., has saddened the school transportation communit...

Ontario bolsters training in wake of child's death
December 1, 2004

QUEENS PARK, Ontario — In an effort to bolster school bus safety, Canadian government officials will act on recommendations by Chief Coroner Barry McL...

The ripple effect
December 1, 2004

The 24 million children who ride the bus to and from school every day enjoy a degree of safety that’s unmatched in surface transportation. That’s some...

Blue Bird completes financial restructuring
December 1, 2004

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp. has emerged from a financial restructuring with its parent company, Henlys Group PLC, establishing the school bus m...

Rising costs, challenges
December 1, 2004

For better or worse, the 2004 presidential election is behind us. If you were in Cincinnati for the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s co...

What You Can Learn From the 5 Worst School Bus Operations
November 1, 2004

At war with the community

Rough Public Schools, Foulmouth, S.D.
The transportation department at Rough Public Schools may n...

Wild Rides Across America
November 1, 2004

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. That’s the law of the land for transportation operations at some school districts across America. Regardless of t...

Q&A: Manufacturing Improvement is Jeff Bust's Mission
November 1, 2004

More than a year ago, Jeff Bust was brought aboard by Blue Bird Corp. as president and CEO to help right a ship that was foundering. Production proble...

It's time to start the uphill climb
November 1, 2004

Heading into the holiday season, it’s time to give thanks that the pupil transportation industry continues to provide safe and efficient service in sp...

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