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When Is Appearance an Issue?
April 1, 2002
Workplace appearance can be a touchy issue if you are not careful in how your regulations are set up. Operators do not have solid grounds to enforce s...
Setting the Tone for Driver Instruction
April 1, 2002

An introduction gives trainers a chance to set the right tone for instruction. Although experienced trainers inevitably develop their own style of ope...

Garage Clinic
April 1, 2002

Can money be saved by sharing shop duties with other agencies? Sharing is complicated A few years back when we needed a new maintenance facility,...

Computer System Eases DMV Lines
April 1, 2002
The California State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is in the process of converting 33 DMV offices to a state-of-the-art computer system much like...
Quick Tips
April 1, 2002
NSTA launches pilot testing of e-market The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) has begun a one-year test of a program that allows cont...
Parent Volunteers on the School Bus?
April 1, 2002
What do you think of allowing parent volunteers to ride buses to help manage the students? I’m all for it, as long as background checks are done a...
Q&A: Leaving Students Out in the Cold
April 1, 2002
Transportation for students at the nation’s second largest school district, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), was seriously hampered in ear...
5 Ways to Address Upset Workers
April 1, 2002
In light of several recent events involving school bus drivers acting unpredictably, there has been a greater emphasis on knowing the history of emplo...
Media Center
April 1, 2002

Videos Guidelines for the Installation of Car Seats on School Buses This video, produced by Miami-Dade County (Fla.) Public Schools, teaches drivers...

Judgment Call - GameBoys
April 1, 2002
Finders, keepers The policy on my bus is: If I catch you with one, I get to keep it. Of course, I would give it to the parents, but I’m not telling ...
Parents Resist Paying for ‘Free Service’
April 1, 2002
Anoka-Hennepin School District in Coon Rapids, Minn., heard from some frustrated parents on Monday, April 8, when a new transportation policy took eff...
Keeping Garage Costs Down
April 1, 2002

Restrict supply access Garage supplies, by definition, are expendable consumables used in the day-to-day maintenance of your fleet. We do not invento...

Non-Cash Rewards Earn Results
April 1, 2002
Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, once said that there are two things people want more than sex and money: recognition and praise. Non-cash...
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...

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