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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...

Simple Exercises to Prevent Driving Pains
December 1, 2004

Early this school year, James Kraemer, a veteran school bus driver and founder of, found himself suffering from work-related p...

Teamwork Keeps Industry on Track
December 1, 2004

Teamwork was the theme of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) meeting Oct. 28 to Nov. 1 in Cincinna...

Donald Tudor Named SBF's Administrator of the Year
December 1, 2004

Donald Tudor, director of transportation for the South Carolina Department of Education, has been named SCHOOL BUS FLEET’s 2004 Administrator o...

Bobit acquires campus safety magazine and conference
December 1, 2004

TORRANCE, Calif. — Bobit Business Media, publisher of SCHOOL BUS FLEET, purchased 11-year-old Campus Safety Journal from Bricepac, a Mar...

Q&A: Thomas CEO Sees Rising Costs on the Horizon
December 1, 2004

Although school bus operators are still feeling the pinch of a lagging revenue base, the cost of a school bus is rising and will probably continue to ...

Thomas delivers first C2 to Durham
December 1, 2004

HIGH POINT, N.C. — What became the newest member of Durham School Services’ fleet was also the newest conventional from Thomas Built Buses.

In a c...

Collins earns ISO certification
December 1, 2004

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Collins Bus Corp. achieved 9001:2000 certification through the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

The design...

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