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Emergency Contacts for After Hours
April 1, 2002
Suppose there is an accident or breakdown on your bus while you are on a weekend or late-night trip? The office is closed. How will you get in touch w...
Honesty Test for Job Applicants
April 1, 2002
Honesty testing, a multimillion-dollar industry aimed at curbing employee theft, falls into two general categories — integrity tests and personality-b...
Educate Your Drivers About Drugs
April 1, 2002
The following questions come from Norton Medical Industries’ transportation industry drug quiz. The quiz tests drug and alcohol knowledge. 1. How lon...
Keeping Drivers Clean and Sober
April 1, 2002
Based on the success of drug and alcohol testing programs established in the armed forces during the early 1980s, the United States Department of Tran...
One-on-One Coaching Techniques
April 1, 2002
Taking the time to guide and support staff members by meeting with them individually will improve the quality of their work and increase the chances t...
Creating a Written Evacuation Plan
April 1, 2002
Drivers and aides need to work together to create a detailed, written evacuation plan for every route transporting children with disabilities. Plan fo...
Improving Driver, Attendant Health
April 1, 2002
Healthier workers, on average, are happier workers. But the odd hours and sedentary nature of school bus driving and monitoring can make it a challeng...
Be Wary of Debt Relief Offers
April 1, 2002
Consumer debt is at an all-time high, and record numbers of Americans are filing for bankruptcy, according to a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) consume...
Judgment Call
April 1, 2002
Twenty-five high school students attempt to board a school bus that they are not assigned to in what is later viewed as a prank by the school principa...
Bus Stabbing Incident at Broward
April 1, 2002
What started as an everyday argument between two teens escalated into a stabbing incident aboard a Broward County (Fla.) Schools bus, with one youth s...
District Targets Rowdy Bus Riders
April 1, 2002
Creating some consistency among schools in dealing with behavior problems on the bus is the goal of a committee at Broward County Schools in Oakland P...
Getting Background on New Hires
March 1, 2002
It’s relatively easy to find out why an employee left his or her last place of employment. First, your job application should include a space that s...
Get Familiar With OSHA Standards
March 1, 2002
Disastrous industrial accidents are not the only work-related injuries addressed by federal standards these days. The Occupational Safety and Health A...
Quiz Your School Bus Technicians
March 1, 2002
The following are questions from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) test for school bus technicians, which certifies techn...
A Driver’s Worst Nightmare
March 1, 2002
On Nov. 7, 2001, school bus driver Lynda Clanton’s life was changed forever. While driving her Fulton County (Ga.) School District bus on its afternoo...
Teach Your Staff How to Organize
March 1, 2002
As any transportation director knows, time management and organization are critical challenges facing school transportation. Your staff is constantly ...
What is Proper Dress and Hygiene?
March 1, 2002
What can I tell the drivers and aides on my special-needs buses about appropriate dress and hygiene? The importance of professionalism is critical wh...
How to Prepare for a Deposition
March 1, 2002
At the annual Transporting Students With Disabilities conference in Fort Worth, Texas, Linda Bluth of the Maryland State Department of Education, Divi...
Train Well, Reduce Liability
March 1, 2002
To what extent will the quality of the training you provide be scrutinized in the event of a lawsuit? Paul Salvatore, an employment-law attorney at th...
Don’t Abandon Your 401(k)
March 1, 2002
The traumatic political events of the past year and the downturn of the economy have left many of us ill-at-ease about our 401(k) investments. But J. ...

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