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Mourning one of our own
April 1, 2005

The March 2 shooting of school bus driver Joyce Gregory has left many of us in the pupil transportation industry asking the following questions: Have ...

Slain bus driver mourned by 1,500
April 1, 2005

DOVER, Tenn. — An estimated 1,500 people, including school bus drivers from as far away as New York, attended the March 6 funeral of Joyce Greg...

Distractions everywhere
April 1, 2005
I was stopped at a traffic light next to a school bus the other day and noticed a soda can perched on the instrument panel. I couldn’t help but wonder...
Software Systems Offer Diverse Features
April 1, 2005

While computer software isn’t new to the pupil transportation industry, it’s becoming more involved in the range of elements that make up school bus o...

How to Survive a Violent Encounter
April 1, 2005

On March 2, the nation’s pupil transportation community learned with shock and horror how real the threat of violence is on the school bus.


Tennessee bus group stumps for stamp
April 1, 2005

PORTLAND, Tenn. — The Tennessee Association for Pupil Transportation (TAPT) is campaigning to have a postage stamp issued that recognizes the n...

IC Corp. hikes bus prices
April 1, 2005

WARRENVILLE, Ill. — School bus manufacturer IC Corp. announced an increase in its bus prices that took effect in early March.

Company offi...

March 1, 2005

Legislators look at limiting school bus emissions
DES MOINES, Iowa — Several state lawmakers have proposed setting limits on school bus em...

Warrensburg gears up for national conference in May
March 1, 2005

WARRENSBURG, Mo. — In its quinquennial ritual (yes, that’s every five years), the National Conference on School Transportation (NCST) will conv...

Detroit tries out single rear tire
March 1, 2005

DETROIT — Detroit Public Schools has begun a pilot program to test Michelin’s X One¨ wide tire, which replaces a pair of conventional dual tires on th...

Warrensburg or bust
March 1, 2005

As luck would have it, the National Conference on School Transportation (NCST) celebrates its 65th anniversary this year, a milestone for many America...

What have you done for me lately?
March 1, 2005

It can be surprising how much we learn from people when we stop doing all the talking and just listen.

That’s essentially what we do at SBF

What You Need to Know About Your School Board
March 1, 2005

In an ideal world, every transportation department would have a balanced relationship with its local school board, built on productive collaboration a...

10 Tips for Efficient Radio Conduct
March 1, 2005

Ray Crystal, the Fairport (N.Y.) Central School District bus radio dispatcher, recalled a day when the district’s radio waves were filled with unneces...

Q&A: Tight School Budgets Still Affecting Bus Manufacturers
March 1, 2005

As president and CEO of Collins Industries — parent of Collins Bus Co. and Mid Bus Inc. — Don Collins keeps a close eye on the market.

With the e...

Non-profit agency logs large small bus order
February 1, 2005

GREENWOOD, S.C. — A non-profit agency recently took delivery of what was called a landmark procurement for South Carolina.

The Emerald Center, whi...

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...

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