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Driver pleads guilty to felony child abuse
June 1, 2004
MILWAUKEE — A school bus driver who threatened one of his passengers — a 9-year-old boy with Down syndrome — has pleaded guilty to felony child...
Bus advertising gets new look
June 1, 2004
Cash-strapped school districts around the country are looking more closely at proposals to sell advertising on the interior and exterior of school bus...
Budget cuts hit home
June 1, 2004
At a recent school board meeting in my hometown, police and fire personnel were summoned because a crowd of parents and teachers not only overflowed t...
Understanding Why Drivers Are Satisfied With Their Jobs
April 1, 2004

Four of five school bus drivers are satisfied or very satisfied with their jobs, according to a recent SBF survey. But what’s behind this high ...

Saluting the front lines
April 1, 2004
Occasionally we need to remind ourselves of the critical importance of the individuals who actually carry out the mission of transporting America’s fu...
Texas district finds good fit with routing software, shares success with others
April 1, 2004

AUSTIN, Texas — Dan Roberts, director of transportation and long-range planning at Round Rock School District in Austin, Texas, has come up wit...

Phoenix school district tests integrated inspection system
April 1, 2004

PHOENIX — Paradise Valley Unified School District’s transportation department has begun a pilot program that integrates Zonar System’s electron...

Blue Bird nears completion of plant renovations
April 1, 2004

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp. reports that it will complete a $12.6-million renovation of its three North American facilities in May. The renovat...

Bus book challenge leaves driver in the dust
March 1, 2004

PARACHUTE, Colo. — A local bus driver here recently showed how all employees within a school district can make a difference in the education process, ...

State pupil transportation section cut
March 1, 2004

ATLANTA — After more than 30 years of providing training seminars and workshops to Georgia’s school transportation departments, the Pupil Transportati...

Charges filed in taped bus beating
March 1, 2004

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Six students were arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery following a videotaped incident in which they pummeled another st...

Hot Topics in Driver Training
March 1, 2004

As you may have noticed, school bus driver training is constantly changing. With the passing years come new issues for drivers that need to be address...

Enhanced Ergonomics Highlighted in New Conventional Bus Designs
March 1, 2004

Unlike automobiles, which can undergo drastic design changes from year to year, school buses tend to look the same, at least to the general public, no...

Putting you in the driver's seat
March 1, 2004

Because humans are imperfect, they rarely achieve perfection. But they keep striving for it. Even in school bus design.

As you’ll see in Editor St...

Take a walk on the safe side
March 1, 2004
There are so many things to worry about on a school bus that it’s difficult to catalog them all.

Behavior issues immediately come to mind. Video s...

Brrr ... school buses battle numbing cold
February 1, 2004

The early stages of winter brought record low temperatures, snow and assorted weather-related maladies to the East Coast, providing extreme challenges...

Routing Software the Key to Efficiency, Lowered Costs
February 1, 2004

Computers are no strangers to the classroom, and as technology has progressed and improved accordingly with society’s needs, many of these Pentium-pow...

Look at us now
February 1, 2004

In 1995, shortly after I started working for SCHOOL BUS FLEET, we launched a Website for the pupil transportation community at www.schoolbus...

Accentuate the Positive to Curtail Misbehavior, Distractions
February 1, 2004

Bus drivers and teachers are trying something new to promote safety and improve student behavior: positive labels. And it’s working — name calling and...

NAPT 2003 Marked by a Trade Show to Remember
December 1, 2003

With five extraordinary professional speakers, 55 workshops and multiple training programs, the educational opportunities at the 2003 National Associa...

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