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Learn to Predict and Prevent Bus Yard Violence
September 1, 2000

Experts recommend taking threats seriously, recognizing changes in employee mood and behavior and learning to deal with difficult personality types.

How to Tune Up Your Driver-Mechanic Relations
September 1, 2000

Effective communication between drivers and mechanics can be fostered by teaching drivers the basics of bus maintenance and educating mechanics on the stresses of driving a bus.

It's easy to underestimate the importance of drivers
September 1, 2000

The driver shortage continues to be a major problem nationwide, with no end in sight.

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
August 1, 2000

National Express pays $24.5 million settlement - Britain mulls use of yellow school bus

6 Ways to Open the Lines of Communication
August 1, 2000

Go beyond an ‘open door policy’ by seeking out your staff, listening to them, respecting their styles and sharing key information.

You might consider this a harmless joke - or not
August 1, 2000

If God had meant for women to be in the workplace, He would have given them brains. No, it’s not my joke, and the only reason I mentio...

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
June 1, 2000

Transportation strategies delivered to Head Start

Plead for more funding as if lives depended on it
June 1, 2000

As the 1999-2000 school year recedes further and further in our rear-view mirrors, we need to prepare for the challenges of the coming school year.

Severe behavior problems managed by teacher-drivers
June 1, 2000

On every school bus lurks that student (or group of students) who consistently misbehaves. Not only is this disturbing, but it can be downright dangerous.

Integrated School Bus Targets Improved Driver Ergonomics, Serviceability
June 1, 2000

International's new Integrated Conventional (IC) school bus marries body, chassis and engine, allowing the company to oversee design, manufacturing and quality-control processes.

Exploring the Options for Child-Alert Systems
June 1, 2000

From a simple Bus Empty sign to high-tech systems with microprocessors, several alternatives exist if you're shopping for a tool to remind drivers to check their buses.

How school choice affects pupil transportation
June 1, 2000

One of the hot topics this election year is whether to let families use tax dollars to send their children to alternative schools.

Florida school bus driver faces porn charges
April 11, 2000
A veteran school bus driver in Sarasota, Fla., was arrested last week and charged with two counts of computer pornography.
News from the World of Pupil Transportation
April 1, 2000

International debuts its own conventional; No charges filed in fatal bus crash; Book readings help drivers bond with passengers

Learn to Detect the Signs of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
April 1, 2000

Even over-the-counter drugs, such as cough syrup and pain medication, can impair a driver’s abilities. Drivers and supervisors need to be aware of this and other substance-abuse facts.

A woman with a headache relieves some industry pain
April 1, 2000

What’s interesting about this television commercial is how it has resonated within the school transportation community. Through the grapevine, I’ve heard that school bus drivers, especially, have embraced this 30-second sales pitch like a newly found twin.

Motivate Your Staff, Without Breaking the Bank
April 1, 2000

Small rewards, even Tootsie Rolls, and interest in their personal growth can encourage employees to give their best effort.

The unsung heroes of school transportation
April 1, 2000

We all know that school bus drivers are not paid enough, respected enough, or given enough recognition as professionals. On the brighter side, there have been improvements in the past few years.

Fuel crunch bruises school bus budgets
March 23, 2000
A steep rise in prices for diesel fuel and gasoline has forced school bus operators to consider ways to minimize the effects on their transportation programs.
Driver accused of assaulting 13-year-old girl on bus
March 6, 2000
A school bus driver in Milwaukee is accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl on his bus on Wednesday, March 1.

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