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Q&A: New President at Thomas Faces Key Challenges
December 1, 2002

In late August, Thomas Built Buses announced that longtime president John Thomas III was stepping down and being replaced by John O’Leary, a driving f...

Bus sales on the rise despite opinions to the contrary
December 1, 2002

Although the full recovery of the U.S. economy is still in the offing, North American school bus sales rebounded during sales year 2002 (Nov. 1, 2001,...

Set 5 achievable goals for the coming year
December 1, 2002

No one warns you about how fast the years tumble by as you grow older. Each year gets behind us more quickly than the last. Psychologists probably hav...

What's New in the Top 100
December 1, 2002

Buncombe County retrofits engines for cleaner emissions
As part of its Voluntary Diesel Retrofit Program, the Environmental Protection Age...

Robert Pape Named SBF's Administrator of the Year for 2002
December 1, 2002

For his achievement and leadership in the school transportation industry, Robert Pape, director of transportation at Lawrence (N.Y.) Public Schools, w...

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
November 1, 2002

Blue Bird closes Iowa plant permanently

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp. has closed its school bus manufacturing facility in Mount ...

‘Assistant Drivers’ Provide Solution
November 1, 2002
The school bus driver shortage presents a seemingly never-ending dilemma. Creative recruiting efforts are the norm as school districts attempt to moll...
9 Key Motorcoach Screening Questions
November 1, 2002
When hiring a bus company for long activity and field trips, the more information you have, the better prepared you will be. Important things to know ...
Solving Problems from Within
November 1, 2002
With the help of the school district’s technology department, the transportation staff at Mansfield (Texas) Independent School District put together a...
When ‘Please’ Doesn’t Work. . .
November 1, 2002
Two young flight attendants were having a difficult time trying to control the behavior of three unaccompanied minors on a flight to Chicago. That ...
NHTSA Proposes New Category of School Buses
November 1, 2002
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed a new category of small school buses for transporting children in trips other ...
Judgment Call
November 1, 2002
Self-appointed leader of drivers steps forward One of your bus drivers has become the self-appointed leader of the rest of the drivers and lodges sev...
Amputee Gets Job Back, But No Damages
November 1, 2002
CASE TODD A. PORTER v. ARTHUR A. ELLIS VENUE U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Filed July 10, 2002 SUMMARY A school bus driver wh...
Tips for Streamlining Your Operation
November 1, 2002
At the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s annual conference in Greensboro, N.C., Rick Rothberg, coordinator of operations and training fo...
Fitness Standards
November 1, 2002
Working odd hours in a mostly sedentary job, school bus drivers face a difficult challenge when it comes to maintaining a high level of personal healt...
Parts Sales Pinches by Budget Shortfalls
November 1, 2002

To what degree is the weak economy affecting school transportation department's purchase of bus parts? How are schools coping? And to what degree are ...

Torn Apart: The Transportation Budget Struggle
November 1, 2002

One of the most common laments these days among school transportation operators is that there just isn't enough money to go around. Budget shortfalls ...

Putting Software to Work in the Bus Garage
November 1, 2002

By some accounts, Royce Gillespie, transportation supervisor at Kane County School District in Kanab, Utah, is a rare manager among his peers. Oversee...

Head Start Program Fosters Team Environment, Community Support
November 1, 2002

The Economic Opportunity Foundation's (EOF) Head Start program in Kansas City, Kan., bases its success upon a simple philosophy — putting childre...

Great Fleets Across America, Part III
(Massachusetts-New Jersey)
October 1, 2002

MASSACHUSETTS

Tellstone & Son Inc., Blackstone, Mass.

FLEET FACTS
Buses: 53
Students transported: 3,800
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