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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...

6 Ways to Lower the Volume of Complaint Calls
July 1, 2007

Did you get a telephone call this morning? Did a parent just have to take the time to call and tell you what great service your staff is providing? If...

NAPT speaker gives humor guidance
July 1, 2007

Speaker and author Craig Zablocki will bring his high-spirited, unscripted comedy to the NAPT Conference and Trade Show in Grand Rapids, Mich., in Oct...

You call that a school bus, mate?
July 1, 2007

Dan and Julie Love are the owners of Love's School Bus Service in Cairns, a city in the north Australian state of Queensland.

The Loves have been...

Ricon acquired by Wabtec
July 1, 2007

WILMERDING, Pa. — Wabtec Corp. has acquired Ricon Corp. for $73.5 million in cash, including debt repayment.

Panorama City, Calif.-based Ri...

NAPT seeks board candidates
July 1, 2007

ALBANY, N.Y. — NAPT members will vote on four key board-of-directors positions this fall at the association's annual conference.

Elections ...

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.

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