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SBF Photo Contest returns
April 1, 2006

TORRANCE, Calif. — Grab your camera and start shooting — it’s time for SCHOOL BUS FLEET’s Second Annual Photo Contest!

This year’s competit...

Longtime industry stalwart dies
March 1, 2006

GURNEE, Ill. — Peter J. Grandolfo, a pupil transportation authority in the area of special needs, died Jan. 22. He was 59.

On the hiring line
March 1, 2006

The bus driver shortage tends to be cyclical, like the economy, but varies according to region. Some school districts and contractors have great luck in finding qualified drivers, while others have a much tougher time recruiting good prospects.

Is the Bus Depot Fit for Daycare?
March 1, 2006

When parents aren't present to receive their children, pupil transporters face a predicament. Instead of bringing students to the depot, drivers should take them back to school. Here's why.

Promoting the Good Work of Your Drivers
March 1, 2006

Parents and school administrators, among others, should know of the many success stories involving school bus drivers. Working with public information officers, distributing newsletters and nominating drivers for awards are great ways to grow awareness.

NAPT News & Views
March 1, 2006

In my opening News & Views article (“Big family takes on big goals,” November 2005, pg. 18), I indicated that the NAPT Board of Directors would “review and renew” our strategic policy.

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.

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