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Thomas to close Canadian plant
November 1, 2001

HIGH POINT, N.C. - Thomas Built Buses will close its Woodstock, Ontario, manufacturing plant later this year as part of a broad cost-cutting strategy ...

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
October 1, 2001

PTSI, Head Start join forces in training

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Pupil Transportation Safety Institute (PTSI) and the National Head Start Associ...

Maximize Time for Important
October 1, 2001
Make better use of your time by adopting the following techniques: • Don’t give the same instructions twice. In running a school bus fleet, there wil...
Billboards Promote Industry
October 1, 2001
In an effort to promote industry image and recognize Hennepin County (Minn.) school bus drivers for exceptional service, AAA Minneapolis and the Minne...
Great Fleets Across America, Part V
October 1, 2001

Keeping his fleet of 50 school buses in tip-top shape is a high priority for Einar Mortenson, who, along with his wife Gail, owns and operates Sturgis Bus Co. ...

Great Fleets Across America, Part I
October 1, 2001

This year's crop of Great Fleets represents excellence in all facets of student transportation -- safety, efficiency, innovation, pride, morale and mo...

Great Fleets Across America, Part II
October 1, 2001

Transporting students to and from 150 schools, the School District of Palm Beach County has implemented some interesting programs...

NAPT/TSI training program nurtures career development
October 1, 2001

Like all industries, pupil transportation has its routines and customary practices. After all, the focus of our business -- transporting children safe...

Great Fleets Across America, Part IV
October 1, 2001

Early last May, the buses at Los Alamos Public Schools weren’t hauling children to and from school. Instead, they were evacuating citizens...

Great Fleets Across America, Part III
October 1, 2001

John Salter, president of Salter Transportation Inc. in Newbury, Mass., is a firm believer in proactive driver recruitment...

The start of something great continues in 2001
October 1, 2001

Welcome to the third edition of our Great Fleets Across America issue. To be honest, I didn’t plan to put together a third issue, not even a sec...

Skip the stock market, invest in yourself
September 1, 2001

Don't sweat the small stuff . . . and it's all small stuff. That's the catchy title of a practical-advice book that became a best-seller in the mid-19...

Surmounting the Obstacles of Transporting Homeless Children
September 1, 2001

When families become homeless, education becomes secondary to the primary needs of shelter, food and clothing. Homeless children can disappear from sc...

Enhance Employee Retention with Driver Rewards
September 1, 2001

School districts and contract bus companies are often looking for ways to support and motivate their transportation supervisors and managers. Encourag...

How to Beat the Back-to-School Blues — or at Least Put up a Good Fight
September 1, 2001

For those of us in the school bus industry, the arrival of the fall is more than a mere change of seasons. While the leaves turn gold and are blown ab...

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
August 1, 2001

Pennsylvania bus operators fined for drug/alcohol violations

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Nine Pennsylvania school bus operators and three drivers ha...

How do you discourage driver absenteeism and tardiness?
August 1, 2001

That's the question we posed recently in the Forum on SBF's Website at

New resolve needed as economy sputters
August 1, 2001

Red ink is flowing freely in the halls of corporate America. Almost every day there's a media report about another large U.S. company being forced to ...

Guidelines for Chartering Motorcoach Buses to Transport Students
August 1, 2001

Culminating a year-long multi-agency effort to improve student passenger safety on motorcoaches, the North Carolina School Charter Transportation Safe...

Industry's vitality depends on healthy individuals
August 1, 2001

You don't have to be healthy to be happy - but it helps. And you don't have to be healthy to work in school transportation - but it helps. Ergo, if yo...

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