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75 Great Ways to Improve Your Operation (Part I)
October 1, 2004

1. Give subs their fair share

Like many other school bus operations nationwide, Sweetwater Union High School District in Chula Vista, Calif....

Tales from a new bus driver
October 1, 2004

It had been at least 15 years since I was a student who rode the school bus. The last experience I could recall with clarity was a trip home from high...

Preventing Post-Trip Carelessness
September 1, 2004

Simply making sure the bus is empty after a run is one of the easier duties a driver has, yet children still get left behind on school buses again and...

Who Is Training Your Drivers?
September 1, 2004

Does this scenario sound familiar to you? A newly hired driver candidate, midway through behind-the-wheel training, walks into your office and asks fo...

The Transportation Manager's 2004-05 Survival Guide
September 1, 2004

It's a transportation manager's worst nightmare. You've got a fleet of buses that need replacing but a budget that won't buy you one, a shortage of se...

Q&A: International's Cancelliere Sets Sights on Higher Ground
September 1, 2004

In March, International Truck and Engine Corp. announced the promotion of Tom Cellitti from vice president and general manager of the Bus Vehicle Cent...

Thomas Built founder to join North Carolina's hall of fame
September 1, 2004

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Thomas Built Buses founder Perley A. Thomas will be among the first wave of inductees into the North Carolina Transportation Hall o...

We will survive
September 1, 2004

Let's jog our memories for a moment.

Remember when summer meant nothing to do but having fun? As a kid, the only bad thing about that never-quite...

New school bus drivers might require more training
September 1, 2004

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued entry-level driver-training requirements that could affect school bus op...

Southeastern conference takes on pressing safety, security and regulatory issues
September 1, 2004

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Delegates from 14 states gathered for the 54th Annual Southeastern States Pupil Transportation Conference (SESPTC), where safety a...

Don't miss this one
September 1, 2004

As publisher of this magazine, I travel frequently on business. It's one of life's mixed blessings. Although I hate to get stuck in airports and grow ...

10 Good Reasons to Build a New Transportation Facility
August 1, 2004

Across America, dedicated transportation professionals work in facilities that have far exceeded their useful life.

They have watched as their com...

Helpful Tools for Screening, Hiring and Monitoring Drivers
August 1, 2004

The job interview often is a shaky indicator of job success. At best, a recruiter has about a 50/50 chance of hiring a top performer based on informat...

Protesters arrested at Detroit bus terminals
August 1, 2004

DETROIT — Police arrested nine protesters who tried to prevent school buses from leaving their terminals on Detroit Public Schools’ second day ...

Steep fuel prices put pupil transporters on guard
August 1, 2004

School bus operators across the country are faced with the challenge of finding strategies to soften the problem of elevated fuel costs for the upcomi...

Thomas unveils state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in High Point
August 1, 2004

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Thomas Built Buses has officially opened its new 275,000-square-foot school bus manufacturing plant.

The $39.7 million f...

Playing it safe
August 1, 2004

In school bus transportation, you often use phrases like “precious cargo” and “safety is our top priority.” These are apt descriptions of your passeng...

50 years after Brown
June 1, 2004

The United States recently observed the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Brown vs. the Board of Education.

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7 Ways Transportation Supervisors Can Beat the Clock
June 1, 2004

You are the Head Start transportation supervisor, and, like most of your colleagues, you wear multiple hats.

Transporting children safely to and f...

Disappearing Act
June 1, 2004

Driver absenteeism can make a transportation manager’s life miserable. When drivers do not come to work, a dark veil is cast over the entire departmen...

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