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Economic downturn provides opportunities
December 1, 2001

It’s time to tighten your belt - while at the same time re-evaluating your options in regard to the school transportation supplier community. ...

Lean Times for School Transportation As Economic Crisis Deepens
December 1, 2001

The combined impact of the flagging economy and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has created tax revenue shortfalls and forced public officials to scale...

Randy McLerran Named SBF's Administrator of the Year For 2001
December 1, 2001

Commended for his tireless involvement in the industry and for pioneering many programs that promote safety and awareness, Randy McLerran was named

News Alert
December 1, 2001

School buses included in legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The anti-terrorism legislation signed by President Bush in late October includes sc...

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
November 1, 2001

California postpones restraint requirement

SACRAMENTO - The implementation of a California law that requires school buses manufactured after...

It’s Gonna Cost What?
November 1, 2001
The following tips on saving transportation dollars and increasing operating efficiency come from three special-needs transportation experts who prese...
Boss Helps To Reduce Pressure
November 1, 2001
Joan Corwin, president of Chappaqua Transportation in New York, likes to keep her finger on the pulse of her employees. Or rather on their blood press...
Encourage Good Driver Attitudes
November 1, 2001
Emphasizing a positive attitude will keep drivers happy, cut down on the potential for accidents and road rage and enhance employee retention. The fol...
Use the ‘Web’ to Answer Questions
November 1, 2001
In publicizing their transportation departments, many school districts have learned to take advantage of the Internet. One of the benefits of having a...
Tips from the ‘Great Fleets’
November 1, 2001
Each year since 1999, SCHOOL BUS FLEET magazine has published a feature section called “Great Fleets Across America,” recognizing an exemplary fleet i...
Judgment Call
November 1, 2001
You hire a bus driver without any experience who catches on very quickly. After nine months, she is among the best and brightest of your drivers. An o...
Taking Aim at ‘Dumb Rules’
November 1, 2001

Is your operation guided by rules and regulations put into place long before your time? Do you ever wonder why certain rules exist? Are there any that...

Ideas for Entertaining and Informative Driver Training
November 1, 2001

John Farr, director of transportation for Oceanside (Calif.) Unified School District (OUSD) has always stressed the importance of innovative training ...

Boston Public Tackles Small Bus Conversion
November 1, 2001

After handing down the decision to replace their 7-D vans with Type A school buses, officials at Boston Public Schools and Laidlaw Education Services ...

Image isn't everything, but it can't be ignored
November 1, 2001

Bad news travels fast. It overstays its welcome, too. For example, when someone gets fired, how long does it take for the news of the event - and glee...

Advances in Radio Communication Systems
November 1, 2001

An operation’s ability to communicate effectively is a major factor in the safe transportation of students. The prime means by which staff, driv...

Myriad Options Characterize Type A School Bus Lines
November 1, 2001

Small buses are classified as having a conversion or body constructed on a van-type or cutaway chassis designed for carrying 10 or more students. They...

28 Ways to Spread Good News About Your Program
November 1, 2001

There’s good news every day in school transportation. But getting that news to the public can often be a difficult and frustrating task. As we a...

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...

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