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Former Navistar manager joins Leonard Bus Sales
June 10, 2015
Rob Stiteler brings nearly a decade of managerial and fixed-operations experience with Navistar International Truck and Engine Corp. to Leonard Bus Sales, where he serves as the new director of fixed operations.
School transportation foundation expands training access
June 10, 2015
The nonprofit operated by the New York Association for Pupil Transportation in honor of Dr. Frank Cyr expands its webinar and video offerings, and will soon announce scholarship and award winners.
Freightliner Custom Chassis CEO to retire
June 9, 2015
Bob Harbin, who served as president and CEO since 2006, will retire effective July 31. He will be succeeded by David Carson, general manager of human resources for Daimler Trucks North America.
School bus dealer awards first scholarship
June 8, 2015
American Bus Sales and Service, which represents Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia, chose Trinity Renee Mitchell for the award. Mitchell, a college student, comes from a family with a long history of providing school bus service.
District apologizes for calling for school bus driver’s firing
June 4, 2015
Officials from an Alberta school district change their stance after seeing a second video of a school bus incident that shows a student hitting the driver with a bag.
Kentucky school bus driver saves choking student
June 4, 2015
Alerted by students that one of their peers was in distress, Yvonne Wilson performed a one-handed Heimlich maneuver on the girl, dislodging a piece of hard candy from her throat.
NAPT News & Views — NAPT Summit and SBX: All about you
June 4, 2015

A discussion after the first SBX captured perfectly why we offer this new membership benefit and have the annual Summit. Commenting on the myriad challenges facing school transportation professionals and why she found SBX valuable, an attendee said she “was hoping to find people that could help me solve some of my problems.”

First Priority named Trans Tech dealer for California, Nevada
June 3, 2015
In those two states, First Priority will offer sales and service for Trans Tech’s Type A school buses, including the all-electric eSeries.
School bus attendant wins district’s annual transportation award
June 3, 2015
Patti Hyman, who has worked for Fairport (N.Y.) Central School District for 10 years, is named Pupil Transportation Employee of the Year.
Driver shortage causing delays up to an hour for district
June 2, 2015
Last week, about 20 bus routes for South Bend (Ind.) Community School Corp. needed to be covered by substitutes or transportation department employees. The district needs to hire at least 30 drivers.
App offers data organizing feature, GPS fleet tracking
June 2, 2015
Sunray users can now create unlimited work areas for data in various areas in their own unique locations in the database. Followmee’s GPS tracking application is also integrated into the app for fleet management.
Assistant transportation director earns NAPT certification
June 2, 2015
Penny Fleming of the Transportation Joint Agreement in Crystal Lake, Illinois, becomes one of 152 certified directors of pupil transportation in the U.S. and Canada.
School buses play a key position in athletics
June 1, 2015

With running having become a lifelong pursuit for me, I recently found myself once again riding a school bus to an important race, just like in high school. On April 20, I ran in the Boston Marathon for the first time. ...

Canadian associations merge, continue tradition of education
June 1, 2015
In 2014, two bus transportation organizations in the province of Québec became one entity, creating the Bus Carriers Federation. The merger will help the industry handle possible contracting renewal challenges and continue a critical safety campaign.
Student chooses former bus driver to present her diploma
May 28, 2015
A high school senior in Ohio selected her bus driver from elementary school for the ceremony when asked to pick someone who had influenced her. She said that seeing him treat everyone with respect was a positive influence on her.
School Bus Safety Co. launches new driver trainer course
May 27, 2015
The Trainer Certification Process covers such topics as behavioral interviewing, learning basics, coaching the adult learner and how to train new operators.
1st school bus built on Ford Transit is Micro Bird T-Series
May 26, 2015
The new Transit chassis is lighter than the Ford E-350 and E-450 cutaways, which officials say allows for higher payloads and improved fuel economy in a Type A bus.
Rain doesn’t put a damper on N.Y. school bus competition
May 26, 2015
More than 100 drivers take part in the New York State School Bus Safety Competition. Winners are named in three categories, along with a Rookie of the Year.
Thomas Built Buses names VP of operations
May 26, 2015
In his new role with the school bus OEM, Chris Russell will oversee two bus body plants, a chassis plant, a component fabrication plant and related logistics operations.
School Bus eXchange Drills Down on Keys for Success
May 21, 2015

At the inaugural SBX event, school transportation officials share ideas on such topics as efficiency, technology and identifying the outputs of a successful operation.

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