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School district uses GPS, DVR technology to exonerate bus driver
December 17, 2008
Last fall, the dispatch office at Escambia School District received a call notifying staff that one of their buses had been involved in an accident at a railway crossing.
ASBC reports on benefits of school bus service in 2008
December 17, 2008
WASHINGTON — The American School Bus Council (ASBC) released its findings from an analysis of 2008 and the results of a recent survey.
Florida transportation department to fill in for Santa Claus
December 10, 2008
Every year, the staff members at Lee County Public Schools’ Transportation West try to help out those less fortunate during the holidays.
New Mexico transporters discuss efficiency, management
December 3, 2008
Pupil transportation professionals from across the state gathered here in mid-November to share ideas and stay abreast of issues facing the industry.
Thomas Built recognizes top dealers for 2008
December 3, 2008
Thomas Built Buses recently recognized Kerlin Bus Sales and Leasing of Silver Lake, Ind., with its 2008 national Dealer of the Year Award.
NAPT offers Coordinator of Professional Development position
December 3, 2008
ALBANY, N.Y. — The National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) has expanded its professional development program for pupil transportation ad...
Georgia district to offer Spanish classes for transportation staff
December 3, 2008
Clayton County Public Schools’ (CCPS) transportation department will begin offering Spanish classes to its team members in an effort to improve communication with parents and students.
School transportation staff goes pink
November 25, 2008
School bus drivers and administrators now wear the color pink on the 11th of each month in honor of breast cancer awareness.
Ridge Road Express Inc. opens new dispatch, classroom facility
November 24, 2008
School bus service provider Ridge Road Express Inc. celebrated its 80th anniversary last month with the opening of its new 4,800-sq. ft. dispatch and classroom facility.
REMINDER: SBF, IC Bus to offer Web seminar
November 19, 2008
TORRANCE, Calif. — A free online session on Thursday will provide bus-specific tips for improving fuel economy.
Thomas Built Buses names essay contest winner
November 19, 2008
Hundreds of children across the country nominated their favorite school bus driver for the third annual Thomas Built Buses Children’s Choice School Bus Driver of the Year national essay contest.
Central States Bus Sales joins Girardin dealer network
November 19, 2008
Girardin Minibus Inc. has announced that Central States Bus Sales has joined its dealership network.
Thomas Built dealer Matthews Buses to serve Florida
November 12, 2008
Thomas Built Buses announced that Matthews Buses Inc. will now serve as its school and commercial transportation solution provider for central and northern Florida.
Bus drivers, mechanics to be honored at basketball game
November 12, 2008
On Friday, Dec. 5, school bus drivers and mechanics from around the state are invited to gather with family and friends at the Anaheim Convention Center for a celebration in their honor.
SBF, IC Bus to offer Web seminar
November 5, 2008
TORRANCE, Calif. — A free online session later this month will provide bus-specific tips for improving fuel economy.
Product Highlights
November 1, 2008

Scissor lift has collapsible, shallow-pit design
The ECO Lift, an axle-engaging scissor lift, provides technicians with easy access to wh...

Challenge Day Combats Social Isolation Among Teens
November 1, 2008

Challenge Day, a nonprofit organization that helps youths and adults learn to connect with one another through interactive programs, was founded by Ri...

A momentous month
November 1, 2008

I have had the privilege of serving as president of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) for the pas...

Stimulate Staff With Novel Training Techniques
November 1, 2008

Having drivers and monitors navigate a smoke-filled bus, familiarize themselves with new vehicles and see things from a pupil’s perspective are effective ways to keep them engaged in learning.

Q&A: Changes Are Afoot in Pupil Transportation
November 1, 2008

Alternative fuels have gained increasing attention in the school bus industry as soaring diesel costs and concerns over emissions have come to the for...

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