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Blue Bird restructures in bankruptcy court
March 1, 2006

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp. filed a prepackaged restructuring plan in late January with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Nevada.

At the drop of a hat
March 1, 2006
Too often, transportation directors are asked to be jacks of all trades, handling their school bus duties while supervising other departments such as ...
Gauthier steps down as NASDPTS director
February 1, 2006

THE PLAINS, Va. — Charlie Gauthier has resigned his post as executive director of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation ...

Mirrors and smoke
February 1, 2006

Commemorating SCHOOL BUS FLEET’s 50th anniversary, we’ve unveiled a new department in this issue — “Rearview Mirror.” It’s a pictorial retrospective of the pupil transportation industry, featuring photos of old school buses and covers of SBF and its predecessors.

14 Tips for Effective Evaluations
February 1, 2006
It’s evaluation time! Needless to say, this is probably one of the least favorite announcements of the year for most transportation supervisors. Some ...
NAPT News & Views
February 1, 2006

Did you know that all members of the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) have a regular opportunity to participate in each of the Board of Directors’ quarterly meetings?

Bus Briefs
February 1, 2006

Fleeing suspect tries to hijack school bus
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A fleeing burglary suspect was shot and killed by police moments after h...

Bus driver braves icy water to rescue woman
February 1, 2006

OLD FORGE, N.Y. — In a remarkable showing of vigilance and courage, a school bus driver helped save the life of a woman trapped in her car in a frigid pond.

Clearing the bar
February 1, 2006
Managers are too often encouraged to “raise the bar.” Like we have high-jump pits in our offices! I sometimes wonder, however, if we first need to ful...
Above and Beyond the Call of Duty
February 1, 2006

<i>SBF</i> profiles a handful of pupil transportation professionals recently honored at the National Association for Pupil Transportation's annual conference to learn more about their noble efforts as well as their backgrounds in the industry.

Tips and Tactics From the Top 100
December 1, 2005

Some of the largest school bus fleets in the country share best practices in operations, maintenance, driver training and recruitment, and other areas.

NASDPTS Examines Array of National, State Issues
December 1, 2005

At its annual meeting, the state directors association discussed a wide range of issues, including the National Congress on School Transportation, hurricane preparedness and federal directives.

Ready for 50 more...
December 1, 2005

Nearly 50 years ago, a magazine called School Bus Trends put Miss America (Sharon Kay Ritchie of Denver) on its cover.

Larry Riggsbee Named Administrator of the Year
December 1, 2005

Tennessee pupil transportation figure wins SCHOOL BUS FLEET honor for his years of service and for spearheading a school bus stamp campaign in memory of a slain driver.

Q&A: School Bus Manufacturers Beset by Higher Costs
December 1, 2005

The rising cost of raw materials — and the impending introduction of 2007-compliant engines — is driving up prices for school buses, says John O'Leary, president of Thomas Built Buses. Profitability is the greatest challenge.

NAPT News & Views
December 1, 2005

NAPT is an organization filled with many individuals who are dedicated to safety. When we look at safety, there are many facets to our jobs that, when combined, result in the safe transportation of our “precious cargo.”

Bus Briefs
December 1, 2005

Indiana’s Pete Baxter will chair the 15th NCST
INDIANAPOLIS — Pete Baxter, state pupil transportation director in Indiana, has be...

Girardin unveils G5 at NAPT trade show
December 1, 2005

AUSTIN, Texas — Girardin Minibus is making a strong push to grow its presence in the dual rear-wheel Type A market.

 

SBF seeks vintage photos
December 1, 2005

TORRANCE, Calif. — Attention all school bus enthusiasts: SCHOOL BUS FLEET wants your historical photographs.

N.Y. group tests high-tech driving simulator
December 1, 2005

The Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA) recently hosted a business meeting and tour of its facilities for the Rochester Area Transportation Supervisors Association (RATSA).

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