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Product Highlights
October 1, 2008

Alternator facilitates fuel savings, enhances battery life
The 28SI, a high output alternator for school buses and other vehicles that h...

Transportation Director's Collection Tops 150 Items
October 1, 2008

Tim Bentz, transportation director at Cascade School District in Leavenworth, Wash., has taken school bus enthusiasm to new heights in the decoratio...

Q&A: Industry Outlook Not All Gloomy
October 1, 2008

From a financial perspective, the current state of the pupil transportation industry can seem a bit bleak.

Soaring diesel prices and other econ...

Creative Training Sharpens Driver Skills
October 1, 2008

Driving a school bus is a highly specialized job, requiring extensive training, both pre-hire and continuing throughout a driver’s career. School ...

School bus workers speak out for livable wages
October 1, 2008

HARTFORD, Conn. — Unionized school bus drivers and monitors here testified in late August at a public hearing to ensure that the city’s living wage o...

Bus roadeo puts school officials behind the wheel
October 1, 2008

LARGO, Fla. — One of the goals of the annual National School Bus Safety Week is to show appreciation to school bus drivers for the vital service t...

Parent poll shows strong support for school busing
October 1, 2008

Nearly nine out of 10 (87 percent) of parents in the U.S. believe that the school bus is the only reliable form of transportation for many students...

Colorado community college hosts school bus driver in-service
October 1, 2008

STERLING, Colo. — In order to provide training for school bus drivers at rural districts who might not otherwise receive it, the Colorado Department...

Getting out of the margins
October 1, 2008

When I told a family friend, a former elementary school district superintendent, that I was on the staff of a magazine serving the school bus ind...

Daimler, Kennedy Center form education program
September 25, 2008
Daimler Financial Services Americas LLC and the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts have partnered to offer the “On Location: Spotlight on Your Community” education program.
Navistar reports third quarter earnings
September 11, 2008
WARRENVILLE, Ill. — IC Bus parent company Navistar International Corp. has reported a net income of $272 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2008.
Q'Straint training seminar returns
September 8, 2008
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Q'Straint will host transporters of special-needs students at its facility here for two days of instruction in November.
Product Highlights
September 1, 2008

Bosch school bus alternator offers efficiency, long life
Bosch has introduced a new alternator specifically for the school bus market. The...

Trans Tech Names New President
September 1, 2008

In July, Trans Tech Bus named Dan Daniels its new president following the departure of John Manzi.

Manzi, who joined the company in 2006, said tha...

Performance Standards Aid Turnaround in D.C.
September 1, 2008

Washington, D.C., is home to a unique school system, which is to be expected, as D.C. is the home of the federal government and one of the largest met...

6 Steps to Excellent Customer Service
September 1, 2008

The 2008-09 school year is upon us, and as those in the pupil transportation industry well know, the first few weeks of school can be hectic.

Dur...

School bus agency shines on singing competition show
September 1, 2008

WHITTIER, Calif. — Pupil Transportation Cooperative (PTC), a seven-district joint power agency with a fleet of 130 buses serving communities in Southe...

Bus safety training program entertains, informs students
September 1, 2008

WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Annual school bus safety training is an interactive experience for students in kindergarten through grade 3 at Westerville City Sc...

Florida driver named Bus Operator of the Year
August 27, 2008
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Missing Children’s Clearinghouse recently named bus driver Billie Jo Kaser the statewide Bus Operator of the Year.
U.K. school transport course covers U.S. practices
August 26, 2008
BIRMINGHAM, England — Aston University launched a new distance-learning course on school transportation that will cover best practices and case studies from the U.S. and other countries.

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