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.
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.
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.
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.
FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp. filed a prepackaged restructuring plan in late January with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Nevada.
THE PLAINS, Va. — Charlie Gauthier has resigned his post as executive director of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation ...
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.
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?
Fleeing suspect tries to hijack school bus SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A fleeing burglary suspect was shot and killed by police moments after h...
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.
<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.
Some of the largest school bus fleets in the country share best practices in operations, maintenance, driver training and recruitment, and other areas.
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.
Nearly 50 years ago, a magazine called School Bus Trends put Miss America (Sharon Kay Ritchie of Denver) on its cover.
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.
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 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.”
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