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IC Corporation to raise bus prices
July 1, 2007

WARRENVILLE, Ill. — Beginning this month, IC Corporation will raise its bus prices an estimated 4 to 5 percent.

Company officials said the ...

Student Safety Comes First
June 1, 2007

Located in the metropolitan area of Charleston, W.Va., Kanawha County Schools advocates providing students with a first-rate education that will prepa...

People with a passion
June 1, 2007

You'll notice that this issue's cover is rather unusual. For the first time in as long as I can remember, we're featuring a transportation manager. More specifically, we're spotlighting George Beckett, transportation director at Kanawha County (W.Va.) Schools.

Q&A: Large Bus Manufacturers
June 1, 2007

Key executives at the three large bus OEMs weigh in on industry developments and challenges.

Florida's Hood voted into NASDPTS post
June 1, 2007

Following the recent departure of Charley Kennington, the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) named Charlie Hood its new president-elect.

Blue Bird shutters Canadian plant
June 1, 2007

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp. will relocate production of its Micro Bird Type A bus from Brantford, Ontario, to Fort Valley.

Bus driver hits the big 6-1
June 1, 2007

Dale Hanson, a bus driver for South Hamilton Community School District in Jewell, Iowa, knows how it feels to hit the big 6-0. He did it last year.

China to compete in school bus market?
June 1, 2007

Now that they have penetrated the U.S. tour and charter market with motorcoaches, will it be much longer before Chinese vehicle manufacturers compete for a slice of the U.S. school bus market?

You'll hear from me
June 1, 2007

You'll be hearing a lot from me over the next several weeks, both literally and figuratively.

Random thoughts about ...
April 1, 2007

One of the things I often do is make notes on scraps of paper. I use them to create “To Do” lists, or to remind myself of things I want to talk with someone about. Here are some of the things I have made notes about recently.

SBF Photo Contest returns
April 1, 2007

TORRANCE, Calif. — Calling all shutterbugs: It’s time for SCHOOL BUS FLEET’s Third Annual Photo Contest!

Thomas Built names 'Driver of the Year'
April 1, 2007

Thanks to one of her more grateful passengers, Elaine Brogan of the Branchburg (N.J.) School District was named the “Children’s Choice School Bus Driver of the Year” for 2006.

How to Develop a Mission Statement That Is More Than Words
March 1, 2007

Have you ever been asked to develop a mission statement for your organization or department? When you finished, did you feel like it was meaningful? ...

Q&A: Change — and Opportunity — at Collins Industries’ Bus Division
March 1, 2007

In mid-January, Kent Tyler narrowed his focus at Collins Industries while, at the same time, broadening his responsibilities.

On Jan. 19, Tyler w...

Hardening the target
March 1, 2007

When I look at our industry these days, I see how useless it is to fight against change. Rather, we must learn to adapt and embrace new challenges.

Buses plow through snow
March 1, 2007

As with every other system in the country, we are constantly on the alert to save costs, and, as with most other systems in the snow belt, a major seasonal cost is that of plowing the white stuff off the depot lots so yellow buses can pick up the children on time.

Love the Bus tour has heart
March 1, 2007

Fittingly, the American School Bus Council (ASBC) wrapped up its Love the Bus tour on Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, in the nation’s capital. The weeklong tour featured events in seven cities beginning in Dallas on Feb. 7.

When the mercury falls
March 1, 2007

How do you, as transportation professionals, prepare your staff for situations that are not explained in your policies and procedures manual?

12 Strategies to Combat False Passenger Injury Claims
February 1, 2007

School bus operations need to be prepared to fight false injury claims. Crash investigation skills and sound record-keeping are the first line of defense.

How to Publish an Effective Department Newsletter
February 1, 2007

Department newsletters can help to disseminate information, spotlight positive achievements and build morale. Keys to a successful newsletter include proper planning, content development and consistency.

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