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A friendship too soon ended
August 1, 2003

It’s been said that while it’s hard to write an obituary for a stranger, it’s harder still to write one for a friend. Truer words have never been spok...

Ask the Experts: Order or Chaos?
August 1, 2003

School transportation is a conservative business. Getting kids safely between home and school by way of yellow school buses has been a static and succ...

Essary's contributions remembered
August 1, 2003

PORTLAND, Ore. — Dennis Essary, a former president of the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT), will be remembered by the pupil tr...

Creative Ways to Fill the Driver's Seat
August 1, 2003

Many years ago, a young man submitted an application for the position of substitute school bus driver at his local school district and never heard a w...

Chin up, head high
August 1, 2003

As we head into the 2003-04 school year, I'd like for everyone to start off on a positive note. Admittedly, that’s not an easy task given the deflatin...

Sharing the pain — and sharing the gain
June 1, 2003

There’s much to be thankful for these days. Even with all of the uncertainty we face daily, our lives are relatively carefree compared with most of th...

Winds of change bring dispiriting challenges
June 1, 2003

In Oceanside, Calif., approximately 5,000 middle and high school students who previously rode a school bus will have to find another means of getting ...

Emergency Braking: Putting a 'Stop' to Common Misconceptions
June 1, 2003

Major corporations spend thousands of dollars trying to define the training needs of their employees. One of the best ways to find out how well your s...

How and When to Buy a Used School Bus
June 1, 2003

When it comes to purchasing a used school bus, you may already know a lot more than you think about making the right choice.

Executives seasoned i...

How to Squeeze Every Penny From Your Bottom Line
June 1, 2003

After 16 years as a pupil transportation consultant and 23 years in student transportation, I can say that 2003 has posed the most significant budget ...

Industry News
April 1, 2003

School bus anchors tour of Montana school districts

HELENA, Mont. — In 2002, Montana State Superintendent Linda McCulloch and members of her...

Electronic Technicians
April 1, 2003

How does continued Technical training affect your Transportations Department’s budget? Recently, the following service question appeared on an e-gr...

Budgeting for Head Start Transportation: A Process and a Plan
April 1, 2003

Budgeting is a process that is designed to develop a plan, and that plan should reflect the operational goals to be achieved during the fiscal year co...

NSTA-NYSBCA event to address key issues
April 1, 2003

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) and the New York School Bus Contractors Association (NYSBCA) will hold a joint...

Still looking for a few good people?
April 1, 2003

The pupil transportation community is full of good people who understand and relish the awesome challenge of transporting schoolchildren to and from s...

Industry News
March 1, 2003

Driving instructors fix mirror problem with homemade grid

BEL AIR, Md. — When Kathie Mayor couldn’t see the rear bumper in the m...

Q&A: Budgetary Challenges Pressure the Whole Industry
March 1, 2003

Tom Cellitti, vice president/general manager of International Truck and Engine Corp.’s Bus Vehicle Center, got a working introduction to school buses ...

How to make peace with your 'sixth sense'
March 1, 2003

In my version of “The Sixth Sense,” the tortured little boy played by Haley Joel Osment whispers a slightly different terrible secret: “I see deadline...

10 Characteristics of Safe, Professional School Bus Drivers
March 1, 2003

If you are like me, by the time the last few weeks of the school year roll around you are probably running out of ideas for fresh and interesting safe...

Spring Branch ISD Takes Two-Sided Approach to Success
February 1, 2003

Spring Branch Independent School District in Houston believes it can provide better transportation service to its students by splitting the program. O...

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