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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 www.schoolbusfleet.com/forum....

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...

5 Steps To Improved Driver Health
August 1, 2001

Working odd hours in a high-stress, mostly sedentary job, school bus drivers face an uphill battle when it comes to maintaining good health. With earl...

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
June 1, 2001

International unveils Tulsa facility

TULSA, Okla. -- A B-24 bomber plant built in the 1940s is now churning out school buses. In early June,...

How Electronic Organizers Can Streamline Fleet Management
June 1, 2001

Transportation officials are constantly searching for new technology to make their jobs easier. One of the more cutting-edge technologies currently in...

Drivers more plentiful as job market tightens
June 1, 2001

I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that the driver shortage seems to be easing. The bad news is that the national unemp...

Motorcoach charters require closer scrutiny
June 1, 2001

Motorcoach buses are among the safest vehicles on the road. Like yellow school buses, they are bigger, heavier and more visible than almost all other ...

Across Canada -- Profiles of Top Operators
June 1, 2001

Canadian fleets face a variety of challenges. Here's how student transporters in eight provinces run their operations.

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
April 1, 2001

Thomas shifts Safe-T-Liner chassis production to S.C.

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Thomas Built Buses has decided to shift production of its Saf-T-Li...

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
March 1, 2001

Diesel exhaust study assailed by industry

LOS ANGELES — A highly publicized study that suggests that children riding in school buses are exp...

5 Steps to Improve Your Dispatch Operation
March 1, 2001

School bus operators recommend hiring dispatchers from within the department, establishing support networks and investing in the latest technology.

Two-Way Communication Creates Partnerships Between Management, Unions
March 1, 2001

Open, honest communication, mutual respect and clear expectations are the keys to the common goal of management and unions — a safe and efficient transportation program.

Breaking news in pupil transportation
March 1, 2001

Fatal crash spurs underride query

SPRINGBROOK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Officials at the North Pocono School District are considering installing...

'Graying' bus drivers raise safety concerns
March 1, 2001

If we’re lucky, we’ll all live long enough to rail about the indignities of old age. Failing eyesight and hearing, brittle bones, forgetfu...

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
February 1, 2001

Road rage precipitates death of school bus driver

BOSTON — The Nov. 30 death of a veteran school bus driver in an apparent road rage i...

Safety, efficiency and - don't forget - customer service
February 1, 2001

As consumers, we look for customer service when we purchase a product. In fact, we’ve grown to expect it. If we have a problem with a purchase, ...

Laidlaw Exec Says School Bus Division Is Healthy, Despite Parent's Distress
February 1, 2001

SBF Editor Steve Hirano interviewed Robert Hach, president of Laidlaw Education Services, based in Naperville, Ill.

We're a healthy family, despite our weak links
February 1, 2001

It would be laughable, if it weren’t so outrageous. Two school bus drivers allegedly conspired with a kindergartner to cheat on a drug test. Acc...

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