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Thomas Built Buses names essay contest winners
January 1, 2008

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Hundreds of children across the country nominated their favorite school bus driver for Thomas Built Buses’ annual Children’s Choice...

IC Corporation hires new leadership
January 1, 2008

WARRENVILLE, Ill. — IC Corporation has named John McKinney its new vice president and general manager. In this position, McKinney will manage all aspe...

Bus drivers train to become supervisors
January 1, 2008

With one of the largest district-run school bus operations in the country, Fairfax County (Va.) Public Schools has a big need for transportation su...

New Year's solutions
January 1, 2008

Now that 2007 has drawn to a close, take a moment to think back on the beginning of the year. Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? And, if so, do ...

A history of innovation
November 1, 2007

Ever since motorized vehicles began taking over for horse-drawn carts in transporting pupils, many school bus manufacturers have come and gone.

B...

Q&A: NASDPTS' Derek Graham
November 1, 2007

In addition to his duties as state pupil transportation director for North Carolina, Derek Graham has spent the past year in one of the industry’s mor...

Q&A: NAPT's Bill Tousley
November 1, 2007

When Bill Tousley began driving a school bus 30 years ago, he couldn’t have predicted that he’d one day become president of the National Association f...

Drivers Respond to Key Ergonomic Changes
November 1, 2007

Sheryl Ehrlich of Central School District 13J in Independence, Ore., has driven buses for 11 years. Being on the tall side, she found she needed more ...

8 Errors Good Transportation Managers Can Make
November 1, 2007

I am blessed with a wonderful family and terrific friends. A few of them hold positions as a postman, a police officer, an engineer, a teacher and an ...

School Board Members Speak Out on Transportation
November 1, 2007

Jerry E. Baldwin

Polk School District, Cedartown, Ga.
Some school district board members have a special connection to transpor...

Turning Your Worst Driver Into Your Best
November 1, 2007

Newspapers and television news shows often cover horror stories about school bus drivers gone bad. From bus crashes and student misbehavior caught on ...

Tackling School Bus Bullying
November 1, 2007

In August, students in an Ohio city were riding a school bus when a boy took a video game from one of his peers and taunted him. The boy attempted to ...

Veteran SBF editor resigns
November 1, 2007

TORRANCE, Calif. — Steve Hirano, former editor and associate publisher of SCHOOL BUS FLEET, has resigned his position to start up his own compa...

District rebuilds bus fleet after fire
November 1, 2007

COULEE DAM, Wash. — A fire destroyed six buses, a driver’s ed vehicle, tires and auxiliary equipment at the Grand Coulee Dam School District’s transpo...

A Leadership Gap Looms
October 1, 2007
With a number of today’s baby boomers retiring within the next five to 10 years, there is concern among companies that the retirements will create a g...
Special Report: 2 Years After Katrina
October 1, 2007

Among the vast destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina two years ago, one of the iconic images was a flooded lot filled with hundreds of school buses...

NAPT News & Views
October 1, 2007

I’ve loved these days

Time flies when you are having fun! How many times in our lives have we said that? In my case, I get to say that now...

NAPT launches video blog
October 1, 2007

ALBANY, N.Y. — The NAPT has developed a cutting-edge outlet for sharing information with its members: a video blog.

Along the lines of a “traditio...

Refining our relationships
October 1, 2007

What keeps certain school bus drivers in their occupation for so long? In light of recent reports of driver shortages across the nation, SCHOOL BUS...

Inspiration point
October 1, 2007

One of the things that I like to do in my free time is play tennis. It’s a great way to pry myself away from my everyday concerns, although I occasion...

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