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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...

Put wings on your dreams
September 1, 2007

As some of you may remember, I wrote an article titled “I’m here because of you” for the February 2007 issue of SCHOOL BUS FLEET. It described ...

Routing Systems Tout Enhancements
September 1, 2007

With advances in routing software becoming more affordable and accessible to school bus operators, getting kids to school and back home safely and on ...

How to Stop Procrastinating
September 1, 2007

Procrastination. It is a familiar word to many people and, for some, it is an even more familiar habit. To be sure, when we have challenging projects ...

How to prepare for the spotlight
September 1, 2007

As we begin another school year, there is sure to be a high level of interest in school bus safety and related issues.

Recent high-profile activit...

Make allies of board, administrators
September 1, 2007

“Wiggle room” policies set by school boards tend to provide neither guidance nor support for school transporters. Sometimes the “gray area” approach i...

N.C. report highlights route data
September 1, 2007

RALEIGH, N.C. — The average reported morning bus ride to school in North Carolina for the 2006-07 school year was 25 minutes, and the average d...

Restored school bus donated to North Carolina museum
September 1, 2007

HIGH POINT, N.C. — The North Carolina Transportation Museum will add a school bus to its collection with the donation of a restored 1940 school...

GM sells Allison Transmission
August 1, 2007

NEW YORK — General Motors Corp. (GM) agreed to sell its Allison Transmission commercial and military business to two private equity firms for a...

Specialty acquires Transpec
August 1, 2007

PINEVILLE, N.C. — Specialty Manufacturing Inc. has completed the purchase of Detroit-based bus components supplier Transpec Worldwide Inc. Term...

RCA Rubber's Schultz dies
August 1, 2007

GREEN, Ohio — Gordon (Gordy) M. Schultz, a longtime executive for RCA Rubber Co., died on July 5. He was 53. Schultz joined RCA Rubber in Novem...

Driver Training Goes Virtual
August 1, 2007

Computer-based technology is substantially affecting the school bus transportation industry. Many school districts around the U.S. use fleet maintenan...

Partnering with a purpose
July 1, 2007

It’s amazing how quickly we adapt. I never thought I’d be paying more than $3 a gallon for gasoline, but it’s become a way of life now. Putting $50 of...

Product Highlights
July 1, 2007

Replacement brake lines for buses offered
Classic Tube has added 1996 International 3800 Series replacement brake lines for buses to its p...

GPS Takes School Transportation by Storm
July 1, 2007

Initially designed to aid the U.S. Department of Defense, global positioning system (GPS) technology has been more widely used in the past few years. ...

Enforcing Assigned Routes and Stops
July 1, 2007

It is important for school districts or contractors who provide school busing to ensure that students use the assigned bus stop and bus run. When this...

Enhancing Driver Health & Wellness
July 1, 2007

Transportation directors point to high stress levels and weight control when asked about the top health concerns involved with being a bus driver. Man...

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