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IC Bus plant set to achieve production milestone
October 15, 2009
On Friday, the manufacturer's Tulsa, Okla., facility will build its 10,773rd bus for the 2009 fiscal year. The plant's employees celebrated another milestone earlier this year, achieving more than 1 million hours worked without a lost-time injury case....
Fuel incentive program saves department $28K
October 9, 2009
WALLED LAKE, Mich. — At its back-to-school meeting last year, Walled Lake Consolidated School District’s transportation department implemented a fuel...
$200 field trip grants offered for Massachusetts schools
October 9, 2009
BOSTON — Schools are being encouraged to apply for Big Yellow School Bus grants, which fund academic field trips during the school year.

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‘Making a List and Checking It Twice’: Subjecting Cost-Cutting Strategies to a Second Look
October 9, 2009

By the time you’re reading this issue of SCHOOL BUS FLEET, you’ve either been “living” change or anticipating it. The comments I’ve heard at su...

In-Service Meetings Promote Year-Round Driver Training
October 8, 2009

School bus operations strengthen drivers’ skills and expand their knowledge of timely industry topics with these meetings. Guest speakers can enhance the value of the meetings, while auxiliary training and incentive programs help to keep drivers engaged.

NAPT ramps up for 2009 Summit
October 6, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Pupil transportation professionals will soon convene here for the 35th Annual NAPT Summit and Trade Show, to be held Oct. 31 throug...
Father funds school bus from his post in Iraq
October 6, 2009
LAWRENCE, Kan. — A father working as a contractor in Iraq spearheaded a campaign recently to secure school bus transportation for his daughter and ot...
Transfinder to serve Maine’s school districts
October 1, 2009
Transfinder Corp. of Schenectady, N.Y., and Atlanta-based Core Education and Consulting Solutions have been selected by the Maine Department of Educa...
What’s New in the Top 100?
October 1, 2009

New developments related to several of this year's largest school districts.

Violent Students: Contributing Factors
October 1, 2009

School bus drivers and transportation administrators constantly multitask. As bus drivers negotiate around traffic on the highway, they must also watc...

Tax planning for 2009
October 1, 2009

The February 2009 issue of SCHOOL BUS FLEET featured a tax planning article for school bus contractors for 2008 and beyond. Coincidentally, the same month ...

Rolling V deploys innovative tool to boost driving behavior
October 1, 2009

SOUTH FALLSBURG, N.Y. — School and charter bus company Rolling V Bus Corp. has implemented a driving behavior improvement service provided by GreenRoa...

Product Highlights
October 1, 2009

Activity bus boasts all-steel body, roof crash rails for rollover protection
MyBus is the...

People
October 1, 2009

CHRISTOPHER A. HART was sworn in as a member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and designated by President Obama as the...

Not all doom and gloom
October 1, 2009

As we monitor media outlets from all over the country to see what they have to report on pupil transportation matters, we’ve been coming across a lot ...

NAPT News & Views — ENDA may be passed this year — are you aware of it?
October 1, 2009

Being in business these days involves managing all kinds of federal, state and local law ...

Business Watch
October 1, 2009

Cook-Illinois Corp. debuts hybrid bus at NASCAR event
School bus contractor Cook-Illinois Corp. debuted its new hybrid school bus in a par...

Blue Bird announces staff developments
October 1, 2009

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Several Blue Bird Corp. employees have been promoted to new positions. The company also welcomed a new member to its leadership tea...

NTSB fills senior management positions
September 25, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two senior management positions at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have been filled.
Los Angeles district officials, bus drivers reach labor agreement
September 22, 2009
All Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) school bus drivers will take six furlough days, a pay cut worth $1 million, as a partial solution to offset the district’s current budget shortfall. In exchange, the district will restore the hours of 192 full-time drivers.

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