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Highly structured delivery schedule keeps sizable school bus fleet running
November 9, 2015
The transportation department at Richmond, Virginia-based Henrico County Public Schools serves 75 schools and about 29,000 students. It devised an efficient hub system to accommodate a four-tier bell schedule to transport students to their schools on time.
Pam McDonald named SBF's Administrator of the Year
November 8, 2015
Whether it's saving money on fuel or keeping an important event afloat, Pam McDonald knows how to make it happen: partnerships. The longtime pupil transportation leader has helped strengthen the industry by building vital connections with colleagues and suppliers.
Q&A: Trucker-turned-triathlete on staying fit for driving
November 8, 2015
After experiencing the decline in fitness that often accompanies truck driving, Siphiwe Baleka set out to develop a realistic routine for truckers to get in shape. Now, he brings his health message to the school bus world.
School bus driver questions proposed insurance benefits change
November 5, 2015
Brian Prugh asks board members for Elkhart (Ind.) Community Schools to reconsider upping the minimum hours its employees must work to be eligible for health benefits. The district could lose drivers amid a countywide shortage, he says.
How to Optimize the Use of Transportation Tiers
November 4, 2015

With proper planning and design, tiered school bus service can yield significant efficiencies and cost savings. It can also create longer shifts for drivers.

New Blue Bird dealer location opens in Georgia
November 4, 2015
Officials at Yancey Bus Sales and Service say that the expanded 25,000-square-foot facility in Macon will accommodate more buses and house more parts.
Allied Specialty Vehicles changes name, tagline
November 3, 2015
The new corporate name, REV Group Inc., and tagline, “Vehicles for Life,” more directly align the company with its commitment to building and delivering specialty vehicle brands, officials said.
5 Lessons in Recruiting Drivers
October 30, 2015

A new school bus driver recruiter shares lessons learned in her first year on the job. Safety is the real No. 1 priority, bus drivers have an extraordinary amount of influence on children, and the job is not for everyone, she finds.

Video of school bus driver texting while driving leads to policy change
October 29, 2015
After a bus driver is caught on video texting while driving students, Prince George’s County (Md.) Public Schools adds to its policy an amendment that would lead to a driver being suspended, demoted or terminated for the offense.
Streamlining Spec’ing to Get the Best Bus Fit
October 28, 2015

Gathering a team of staff members and coming up with a list of must-have items, as well as staying familiar with FMVSS and state regulations, can help save time and effort when working with the dealer to build the optimal bus for your operation.

School bus driver, SBF contributor John Horton to retire
October 28, 2015
For nearly 24 years, Horton has shuttled scores of students and trained other drivers. Meanwhile, his photography has illustrated many School Bus Fleet articles.
School bus driver, students connect with ‘the grandma in the window’
October 27, 2015
A woman who waves to students on a bus from her window every school day was no longer there recently, after suffering a stroke. The driver brought her flowers and the students made her a sign of them waving from inside the bus to show her how much she means to them.
Indiana district piloting school bus tracking app
October 22, 2015
The Tippecanoe School Corp. is offering Synovia’s Here Comes the Bus website and app to parents of students at three of its schools and will soon offer it to the remaining schools.
Bendix donates $4K to district for anti-bullying efforts
October 21, 2015
Four Elyria (Ohio) City Schools elementary schools received “Buddy Benches,” designed to foster friendships among students, and training on ways to use the benches to make connections with peers.
Iowa Pupil Transportation Association names new executive director
October 20, 2015
Chris Darling steps into the role, succeeding Owen Freese. Darling previously oversaw transportation at Fort Dodge Community School District for two decades.
Lion Bus names new vice president of sales
October 20, 2015
Gary Plumton will be responsible for all aspects of the marketing and sales of Lion products in the U.S. For the past five years, he has been the director of sales for school bus seating manufacturer SafeGuard.
Metro Nashville school bus drivers to get $300 bonus
October 19, 2015
Officials at the Tennessee school district say that the one-time bonus recognizes the drivers' extra work that has been caused by understaffing.
Big demand for school bus drivers in coming years
October 19, 2015

A federal report projects that over a 10-year period, the second-highest number of transportation job openings will be for school bus or special client bus drivers.

Mobile Climate Control opens new manufacturing facility
October 14, 2015
The $3.5 million investment enables the bus HVAC supplier to manufacture its own micro-channel aluminum heat exchangers — a core component in its products.
District's school bus driver shortage leads to delays
October 14, 2015
A shortage of nearly 150 school bus drivers is expected to impact about a quarter of the bus routes at Metro Nashville (Tenn.) Public Schools.

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