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Pete Baxter Named Administrator of the Year
January 1, 2009

State pupil transportation director in Indiana has led training efforts across the nation and has helmed key industry organizations.

Training session takes on school bus emergencies
December 30, 2008
An Ohio firefighter is offering training that communities may find they need to have but would hope they never need to use: responding to a severe school bus crash.
Blue Bird facility wins safety award
December 22, 2008
FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp.’s manufacturing facility here recently completed one year without a lost-time incident.
School bus sales down in 2008
December 17, 2008
Modest increases in Type C and D school bus sales in North America over the past year were overshadowed by a large drop in Type A/B sales, resulting in an overall drop of 4 percent.
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

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