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25 Events That Shaped School Transportation
December 1, 1999

How did we get where we are today? Change has been driven by advances in technology, mounting safety concerns and tragedy. Let's look back.

It’s been a great ride and will only get better
December 1, 1999

In many ways, SCHOOL BUS FLEET and the pupil transportation industry have grown in tandem.

It’s time for the industry to confront 8 key issues
December 1, 1999

The following commentary was drawn from a speech given by Lee Larson at the 1999 National Association for Pupil Transportation conference in Denver. He attended the conference to introduce the Leland E.G. "Lee" Larson Quality Student Transportation Award.

Technology may change, but people remain the same
December 1, 1999

I believe that life won’t change much in the next 100 years. Houses, neighborhoods, towns and cities will look like they do now. And we’ll still be ferrying children to and from school in yellow buses that look like the ones we’re using today.

Great Fleets Across America, Part 2
October 1, 1999

Each year, SBF recognizes outstanding school bus operations in its Great Fleets Across America series.

'Great Fleets' designed to encourage all fleets
October 1, 1999

Few people outside the industry understand the day-to-day challenges of running a school transportation program, large or small.

Even 'Great Fleets' are desperate for drivers
October 1, 1999

Putting together the “Great Fleets” section of this issue was a great learning experience for me and my staff. We spoke with dozens of transportation managers in preparing this article.

Great Fleets Across America, Part 1
October 1, 1999

A state-by-state compilation of school bus fleets that merit recognition for excellence.

A little small talk makes a big difference
September 1, 1999

I didn’t love children, matter of fact, didn’t even like them, but I needed the job.

Getting the Best Deal on School Bus Insurance
September 1, 1999

Put together a marketing package that shows your commitment to safety. Develop a long-term relationship with your risk carrier.

Tackling the Issues of Consolidation, Competition and Quality Control
September 1, 1999

Has manufacturer consolidation helped customers? What can be done to improve quality? Top manufacturers provide the answers.

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
August 1, 1999

NTSB urges ban on use of non-conforming buses - NAPT, NASDPTS create media resource - Parents group seeks $500,000 to install seat belts on buses

Parent Surveys Can Identify Problems and Create Measurable Goals
August 1, 1999

An annual questionnaire can also serve as a strong public relations tool.

Bus driver questions employer motivations
August 1, 1999

After studying bus driver wages compared to the wages of other driver occupations, I am a bit upset with the maltreatment of school bus drivers.

Littleton brings terror right to your service door
June 1, 1999

We try to make sense of the tragedy, we seek to lay blame and we pray that it doesn’t happen here. We need to do more.

Tips on Buying and Selling Used School Buses
June 1, 1999

Shrinking school budgets are forcing some school bus fleets to look at the 'pre-owned' market, where research and comparison shopping can save thousands of dollars.

How to Win the Race Against Time
June 1, 1999

Managers can maximize their efficiency by streamlining communication, reducing paperwork and parceling tasks into bite-sized chunks.

Programs Help Driver Trainers Sharpen Their Skill Sets
April 1, 1999

Train-the-trainer programs can help to improve the skill sets of your staff, even if they think they know it all.

Public awareness: It's not going to drive itself
April 1, 1999

The message that most often gets to the American public about school bus transportation is consistently negative. Thus, when a tragedy occurs, there is no residual good will to discourage overreaction.

Take a sneak peek into a digital school bus
April 1, 1999

First off, I would like to thank the Ohio Association for Pupil Transportation for its hospitality at its annual conference in Columbus in mid-March.

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