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GM to halt medium-duty truck operations
June 10, 2009
General Motors (GM) announced Monday its decision to wind down its medium-duty truck operations.
Boosting Bus Behavior With PBS
June 1, 2009
Driving under the influence of Positive Behavior Support (PBS) can reduce problematic student behavior by as much as 37 percent, according to Dr. Loui...
Drivers Learn More to Earn More at Georgia District
June 1, 2009
Cherokee County is situated at the base of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountain chains and is considered part of Metro Atlanta. Ken Johnson describ...
Pupil Transporters Recharge, Stay Productive During Summer
June 1, 2009

Summer allows time for cleaning, software upgrades and professional development at operations. However, pupil transporters also serve students, recruit and train drivers, and prepare for the impending school year. While these months provide a breather from the demands of the school year, they keep officials busy.

NAPT News & Views — Meeting the needs of homeless kids
June 1, 2009

I have never been homeless, but my dad was for a while. My dad was a WWII vet, a tough SOB who, like many of his peers, saw and participated in things during the war that he didn’t want to discuss in retrospect.

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President Obama’s pick for administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has withdrawn from consideration.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.

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