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Observe and report
June 1, 2009
In my last column, I wrote about two school bus d...
Texas district names school bus driver of the year
May 27, 2009
Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD) school bus driver Yolanda Sanchez was honored May 21 at the district’s Board of Trustees meeting as the 2009 PCAT Texas School Bus Driver of the Year.
Riding a school bus leaves a lasting impression
May 20, 2009
The results of a survey conducted for First Student Inc. reveal that 42 percent of women and 35 percent of men who rode a bus to school remember the name of one of their school bus drivers.
REMINDER: SBF photo contest deadline approaches
May 20, 2009
Calling all shutterbugs: It’s time for SCHOOL BUS FLEET’s Fifth Annual Photo Contest!
Search for NHTSA chief goes back to the drawing board
May 13, 2009
President Obama’s pick for administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has withdrawn from consideration.
More than 50 tune in to Burns Web seminar
May 11, 2009
Peggy Burns presented a Web seminar on anticipating and preparing for legal issues in school transportation management during tough economic times.
Large school districts commit to belts on buses
May 6, 2009
SafeGuard reports that it has sold “thousands” of its FlexSeat for school buses in the first year and a half of production, and large school districts in particular have been early adopters of the lap-shoulder belt equipped seat.
Blue Bird reports financial strength, growth at dealer meetings
May 6, 2009
Blue Bird Corp. recently held town hall-style dealer meetings in Dallas and Denver moderated by company President and CEO Greg Bennett, who provided financial outlook information and answered dealer questions.
Blue Bird addresses former coach division shutdown rumors
April 28, 2009
Blue Bird Corp. issued the following statement from Greg Bennett, president and CEO, regarding the financial strength of the company.
M2K seat recognized in automotive awards program
April 27, 2009
The annual Automotive News PACE Awards, presented here last week, shone a spotlight in the school bus industry as part of its quest to honor “superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance among automotive suppliers.”
SBF Photo Contest returns
April 15, 2009
Calling all shutterbugs: It’s time for SCHOOL BUS FLEET’s Fifth Annual Photo Contest!
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.

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