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Blue Bird announces salaried workforce reduction
April 14, 2009
FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp. has made reductions in its workforce, affecting about 20 salaried employees.
Kansas Truck Equipment joins Girardin dealership network
April 8, 2009
DRUMMONDVILLE, Quebec — Girardin Minibus Inc. announced that Kansas Truck Equipment Co. Inc. has joined its dealership network.
BusRadio to showcase student art
April 7, 2009
BOSTON — BusRadio is soliciting entries in its Second Annual National Youth Art Month Contest.
Chinese reporters see yellow
April 1, 2009
When reporters from China’s state television network, CCTV, wanted to learn about the U.S. school transportation system, they got in touch with the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT), which has its own video program, NAPTV.
Do you have 'wit' it takes?
April 1, 2009
Now, the school bus industry has its own way to show its funny side: BUStoons.
Ask the Experts: Why GPS?
April 1, 2009

For school transportation operations, GPS offers the potential to increase efficiency and security, but it also raises a number of questions for thos...

Pre-Licensing Driver Training: Ensuring Success One Session at a Time
April 1, 2009

Most people who have worked in pupil transportation for at least a few years know that to become a school bus driver, one must obtain a commercial ...

NAPT News & Views — NAPT unleashes the ‘Blog Squad’
April 1, 2009

On a recent episode of NAPTV, I mentioned that NAPT was creating a blog spot and was looking for people interested in joining our “Blog Squad.”

Thomas Built seeks ‘Driver of the Year’
March 26, 2009
To recognize the contributions individual drivers make to children's safety, Thomas Built Buses is sponsoring its annual Children's Choice School Bus Driver of the Year essay contest, now in its fourth consecutive year.
Trans-Consult offers 40-hour driver trainer class
March 17, 2009
Dick Fischer, president of Trans-Consult, will be teaching a 40-hour “Train the Trainer” program for school bus driver trainers in Seymour, Ind., June 8-12, and Salina, Kan., June 22-26.
PTSI offers training conference for instructors
March 11, 2009
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Pupil Transportation Safety Institute (PTSI) will hold a training conference for school bus instructors here in the fall.
CEO of SoundOff Signal retires
March 9, 2009
Safety lighting solutions provider SoundOff Signal recently announced the retirement of CEO George Boerigter. He has relinquished day-to-day activities with the company but will remain chairman.
Raising Morale: The Trickle-Down Approach
March 1, 2009

By reaching out to staff more often, transportation supervisors and the higher-ups can help keep spirits high.

NAPT News & Views — The yellow school bus: a mirror of our society
March 1, 2009

Recently, school buses made the judicial big league when the U.S. Supreme Court decided ...

NAPT recruiting presenters for 2009 conference
February 25, 2009
The National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) is accepting workshop and demonstration proposals for its 35th Annual Conference and Trade Show, to be held Oct. 31 through Nov. 5 in Louisville, Ky.
Harper Power Products to serve as new Thomas Built dealer
February 24, 2009
TORONTO — Harper Power Products Inc. has added Thomas Built Buses units to its product lineup.
School Bus Safety Co. introduces driver training program
February 9, 2009
School Bus Safety Co. has released the Driver Training Course, which provides school bus drivers with skills to prevent vehicular accidents.
New Jersey conference canceled
February 6, 2009
RARITAN, N.J. — A state budget crisis has led the School Transportation Supervisors of New Jersey (STS) to halt its annual convention.
Blue Bird responds to economic downturn
February 2, 2009
Blue Bird Corp. announced today that it has taken steps to mitigate the economic downturn that has led to delays in school bus orders.
Who Are You Again?
February 1, 2009

Learning students’ names is essential to establishing a safe bus environment, and it will enhance their ride to and from school. Creating a seating chart and a student roster are just two ways that bus drivers and aides can accomplish this task.

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